Y’all, fall is my favorite time of year, not because of pumpkin spice everything (fun fact I don’t even like pumpkin and don’t buy into the whole PSL thing, I prefer chestnut praline), or getting to wear sweaters, hats, scarves, and boots, but because of THANKSGIVING!

Have y’all even thought about your Thanksgiving menu?! I have, and am currently creating some Thanksgiving staples to give you guys this holiday. In my household we are celebrating Thanksgiving early, as a Friendsgiving, and I am in charge of the: turkey, mashed potatoes, roasted vegetables, cranberry sauce, gravy, and one dessert.  So keep your eyes peeled for some of these recipes coming out. I already posted a few recipes that would be the perfect compliment to any Thanksgiving meal Whipped Sweet Potatoes with Pecan CrumbleBacon Brussels (with vegan and vegetarian options)

I love thanksgiving so much and it is my favorite holiday of the whole year. I remember when I was young, I looked forward to Thanksgiving and spending time with my family, eating, playing board/card games, watching movies, or talking, and eating literally all day. One year I even felt led to sing for my family while they were eating, my song choice was The Thankfulness Song from Veggietales (Jr. the Asparagus sang it, and I think I was 5 or 6).

Although as a young child I probably stilled liked Christmas over Thanksgiving, the latter was a very close second, but as I have grown older I have learned to appreciate Thanksgiving more, and as a result it has become my favorite time of year. I look forward to it not only because I love cooking and eating food all day, but because I like to fellowship with people whom I care for, and I think it is very important to remember what I can be thankful for.

Now I am not saying that I only remember what I am thankful for on Thanksgiving or during this time of year, it is just more prominent during this season than the rest. Sometimes we get rushed and are constantly doing things around this time of year, and I think it is very important to slow down and remember the little things we take for granted. A few examples for me: a house I come home to everyday that is at a livable temperature, food on the table every single day and for every single meal, coats to keep me warm, a bed that I can sleep on, running hot water, a husband who loves me, family that stand by me, friends I can rely on, and a freedom to practice my own religion.

I challenge you guys to take a few minutes everyday to think of 5 things that you are thankful for that day. Being reminded to think of 5 things a day to be thankful for helps me appreciate the little things and to be content with what I have, overall making me a more generous, happier person. How do you think it will change your life?


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