Welcome to the first of four articles making up my mini-series on thankfulness. Now, I could try to convince you that skipping from Halloween to Christmas and completely overlooking the Thanksgiving season is awful, but I would be lying if I wasn't tempted to do so myself! I will just share the things in my life that I am thankful for! Beginning with this busy life of mine.
I am thankful for the days that all blur together when people ask what happened two weeks ago. I am thankful for restless nights because they were used to study. I am thankful for coffee dates with friends and impromptu conversations with strangers. I am thankful for days where every hour is planned out with church stuff, school events, and family functions.
This opportunity that college gives is so immense. I have the chance to not only study what I want to do for the rest of my life, but also have real-life experience in it. On top of that, I have met some incredible people - fellow students, mentors, professors - who have truly impacted my life.
I am thankful for those opportunities. I am thankful for all the rewards I am already recognizing as a result of my hard work. I am thankful that I get to be in such a beautiful place like Oregon. I am thankful for the time spent commuting so I can see all the beautiful leaves change color.
Too often we can get so caught up in our schedules that we miss out on the point. Instead of enjoying the things we are doing, we are overwhelmed by what the future holds. It is as if our lives are so busy that we have no time to actually live.
So instead of stressing about all that has to get done in two days, three weeks, or four months, I am going to try to enjoy each moment because these moments are what make up my life. When I look back at these years I will be able to remember the ups and downs; the fears and triumphs; the laughter and tears. And hopefully, I will not want to trade any of them for the world!
What are you thankful for? Let me know in the comments below. Also, make sure to check out the next article in this Thanksgiving mini-series!