In the spirit of Thanksgiving, I thought I’d share my 2015 edition of what I’m thankful for. I think it’s so important to express gratitude in life, and to remember how fortunate we are. I encourage you to leave a comment below, or write a post saying what you’re thankful for this year, too!
My Loved Ones:
My boyfriend, family and friends are all incredible. They are my biggest supporters, and they’re always there for me whenever I need them. I’ve learned in 2015 who my true friends are, and that if someone wants you in your life, they will make an effort to keep you there.
We don’t realize how lucky we are to have access to clean, abundant water. Many people have to drink dirty water, which can lead to diseases. We never realize how significant this blessing is. It is something I know I take for granted, but I am truly thankful for.
As much as I complain about all the work involved with my Master’s degree, I am incredibly thankful I live in a country where I can have an education. I’ve read so much this year about girls who would do anything for an education, but can’t. I am so grateful for the opportunity to learn.
Blissfully Brunette has grown so much over the last year. Although I took a leap of faith (and bought my domain) I’m happy to say it’s my best decision I made this year. I can’t wait to see where blogging will take me in the new year.
For those who don’t know, I got a new job this summer. This meant I had to begin a new job working twice as many hours as my old job while juggling grad school, blogging and other commitments. These last few months have taught me organization and prioritizing my to-do lists.
I am a huge dog lover, and this year I realized how important having a dog is. Myia is my best friend, walking companion, cuddle buddy and so much more. I love spending time with her and playing in the park whenever we have a spare 30 minutes. I am so thankful for her.
As a person who grew up with many health problems, I’m happy to say that 2015 has been one of my better experiences with my health. Although there have been a few bumps in the road over summer, I’ve happy to say that I am (for the most part) healthy!
In the U.S., more than 3.5 million people experience homelessness each year. This statistic brings me to tears. We are fortunate we are to be able to call a place “home.” Whenever there’s a storm I think: How many people are on the streets? It reminds me of the important things in life.
What are you thankful for this year? Make sure to leave a comment below!