This is one of those posts that I can never figure out how to begin.  I have so many thoughts and feelings on thankfulness.  I have been blessed so incredibly it’s beyond my comprehension.  All I can say is that I am so grateful for my Savior. Family. and Friends.  I am overwhelmed when I think of all the love, care, and generosity that has been poured over me. There is no way I could possibly list all my blessings, but I would like to highlight a few that I have been especially thankful for lately.


There are no words for the amount of unconditional love that I have received this year from those dear to me.  I see it manifested in many different ways: people who support me no matter what, people who generously lend a hand, people who go out of their way to smile at me, people who offer me grace when I have been a fool, and people who are always there for me.  I am so grateful for the love I’ve received this year.


Many know shalom to be a Hebrew term for piece.  This is true, but there is a much deeper meaning behind it.  Shalom speaks of a sense of well-being both within and without; it is about a sense of wholeness or completeness in a situation.  This year I have felt God restore shalom in many areas of my life.  Although I have failed HIm every single day, He graciously has allowed me to experience a sense of shalom in my relationships, in my location, in who I am, and in who others are to me.  Ah, I am thankful for this release of tension and the calm that has surrounded me this year.


I often marvel at where I am in life right now.  I feel blessed beyond imagination that I am only in my early twenties and already it seems all my dreams have come true. (wow, sorry this post is sounding so cheesy!  just trying to convey how I’m feeling tho, so I guess I’m just cheesy 😉 )  But, the most beautiful part is the hope for even more dreams.  I dream of many things (and only God knows which will come to be), but not only am I extremely grateful for dreams realized, I am equally thankful for dreams that have yet to be as they keep me excited, energized, and marching on!

There are many dreams I have, and that will be for another day and another post.  But I just wanted to give you a sneak peak into one that I have been focusing on and working towards lately.


This snippet is from a blog theme I coded and designed myself for  I’m hoping the official reveal will be in the next several weeks as I make the final tweaks.  The past several months I’ve been learning as much as I can about HTML, PHP, and CSS in order to build this new website design to exactly how I envisioned it.  This is all an itty bitty part of a dream that I have.  I want to be an entrepreneur and a business owner.  I want to be a professional designer and blogger.

As I’ve been working these past several months and gaining knowledge and experience, I am thankful for how much I’ve learned and how far I’ve come.  And I am thankful (and excited!) for my hopes ahead.

Wishing you all Shalom this holiday!  And be looking soon for the grand blog design reveal 😉

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