What College Kids REALLY Want for Christmas

What College Kids REALLY Want for Christmas

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At this point in the semester, your college student may be experiencing their mental breaking point level of stress. There is so much to do, in so little time and the pressure is on. With that in mind, this is what your college student REALLY wants for Christmas this year.

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1. Sleep.

Obviously this is number one. You have no idea how much sleep is lost during the semester.

2. More Hours in the Day/Time.

College students jam pack their schedule to the brim each week. They honestly need more hours in the day because Daylight Savings just isn't enough.

3. Sleep.

I wasn't Kidding... it is that important.

4. Tuition Payments Paid For.

To not have to think about looming Tuition or Loan payments to be made... would be an absolute DREAM. This is the perfect gift for a college student.

5. Sleep.

Just let us nap please.

6. Good Grades.

Final grades are coming, all they want is to be passing and acceptable. The higher the better.

7. Final Exams to be Over With.

If they could just be cancelled that would be great.

8. Dean's List Placement.

Goals. If you can get the good grades, this is the next perfect gift to go along with it and provide some relief.

9. Endless Coffee.

This can be in the form of a coffee machine, Dunkin' or Starbucks gift cards, or even just taking them out to a coffee date. Can't go wrong with free coffee.

10. Free Food/Home cooked meal.

Food is so important. Take your college student out to eat after a long semester of munching on Ramen Noodles. Even better if you make a homemade meal.

11. No Questions About School/Future.

This should also be on the Thanksgiving list. No questions about the future please--you will be ignored. This is your warning.

12. No Plans for 24 hours.

Just to do absolutely NOTHING is so underestimated.

13. Uninterrupted Netflix Time.

Netflix marathon is overdue.

14. Anonymous Donation of a Large Sum of Money to Their Bank Account.

This can be taken in any form. Anything helps.

15. Instagram Likes.

That's right, no shame.

16. Favorite Dessert With No Guilt.

Bonus points if it is homemade.

17. Miraculously Waking Up with no More 'Freshman Fifteen'.

THIS. Please just melt away because I have little to no time to workout during the week.

18. No Stress for at least 24 hours.

This may be a hard one to get because it is in such high demand, but hopefully possible.

19. To Get all Their First Picks for Courses Next Semester.

THIS. Next semester is coming faster than you'd think and stressing about classes you haven't even had yet is no way to be on break.

20. Sleep.

The MOST important gift. Just let them sleep as much as possible. It doubles as a gift to yourself as well.

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10 Bible Verses For Thanksgiving

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The Thanksgiving season is a time we spend with our loved ones giving thanks for the blessings we are given. Here are 20 Bible verses that remind us of what Thanksgiving is all about:

1) 1 Chronicles 16:34

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever.

2) Colossians 3:15-17

And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

3) Philippians 4:6

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.

4) Psalm 30:12

That my glory may sing your praise and not be silent. O Lord my God, I will give thanks to you forever!

5) Isaiah 12:4-5

And you will say in that day: “Give thanks to the Lord, call upon his name, make known his deeds among the peoples, proclaim that his name is exalted. “Sing praises to the Lord, for he has done gloriously; let this be made known in all the earth.

6) Hebrews 12:28-29

Therefore, since we receive a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us show gratitude, by which we may offer to God an acceptable service with reverence and awe; for our God is a consuming fire.

7) Jonah 2:9

But I will sacrifice to You With the voice of thanksgiving. That which I have vowed I will pay Salvation is from the Lord."

8) 1 Timothy 4:4-5

For everything created by God is good, and nothing is to be rejected, if it is received with gratitude; for it is sanctified by means of the word of God and prayer.

9) Psalm 28:7

The Lord is my strength and my shield; My heart trusts in Him, and I am helped; Therefore my heart exults, And with my song I shall thank Him.

10) Psalm 100:4

Enter His gates with thanksgiving, And His courts with praise. Give thanks to Him; bless His name.

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How Starting Your Journey Is Half Of The Battle

"You can start your journey any day at anytime."

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Not that long ago, I wrote an article about a little phrase I heard on my friend's snapchat story. It got a tone of views and a lot of great feedback. And just in time for the beginning of the new school semester, he said something else that just kind of stuck with me.

He said that you can start your journey any day, at any time.

Okay so we've all heard this before but have any of us actually taken the time to put that saying into action? Well, quite recently I have. I used to be the type of person who waited until last minute to do everything, whether it was homework, a workout plan or whatever I wanted to accomplish. I used to be the type of person who said that at whatever time I'll start my homework and if it was a minute past that time I would have to wait to the start of the new hour....yes like the meme.

But now, ever since I heard that quote, it's been replaying in my head on a loop. Which is why I now just do things at the moment they're thought of and not a certain time. I decided that this is the semester, I don't wait until the last minute to do all of my work, and so far it's going well. I decided that this is the perfect time to get in shape, and not wait until the New Year, because I'm the skinniest most out of shape person that I know. I decided that instead of waiting until the new year to eat healthier that I'm going to do it now.

For a while I have wanted to get back into dance. I kept saying that I'll sign up for classes again when I finish school. But instead I decided to do it now, registered for a ballet class at school and signed up for ballroom dance, and it hands down has been one of the best decisions I have made.

Honestly it's been weird not having a set start date and time for certain things, but why would I put off doing something that I want to do? What I will say though, is that not procrastinating on homework has made these first couple of weeks of the semester fly by and seem like a breeze.

Just by letting go of the idea that every thing needs to have a set start date and time and a set date and time to end has made the pressure of things go away. By just starting my journey for whatever I'm doing right now, has increased my happiness and my overall productivity of what I'm doing.

So a little word of advice just go for and just do whatever you want to do right now.

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