Grateful, Thankful, Blessed

Thanksgiving is a season of thanks, giving, and turkey!  It’s truly my most favorite time of the year.  It’s right before all the hustle and bustle of the holiday season.  No I haven’t started my Christmas shopping, no my tree is not up, no I don’t have my Thanksgiving spread ready.  And that’s okay.

God keeps reminding me to be still…this is a time we should be basking in all the things He has blessed us with.  Soaking up all the things we should be thankful for that maybe we take for granted the rest of the year.  Here are some things I wanted to share with you that I am very grateful for…

My husband.  Erik is my biggest blessing.  When I have a bad day or am in one of my “tude’s” {diva moment} he always knows how to bring me back to reality.  We are so different, yet so much alike.  He is so supportive and encouraging to me through my work, ideas, Southern Detour and life in general.  Most importantly, he is a Godly man.  I always prayed for the Lord to send me someone like him.  He cares for others, leads by example and prays for his family.  I am so thankful for our marriage.


My family and friends.  God knew what he was doing when he handpicked all the people in my life.  I have a big family {see previous blog post to meet them}!  They are all different and unique, but we find a way to work together and keep our family close.  I’ve never been one of those girls with a lot of best friends.  I only have a few friends that I hold close to my heart.  They are trustworthy, true, and special to me.  The people in my life are certainly at the top of my “thanksgiving” list.




My job.  I’ve learned in my 6 years working, NO job is perfect.  I listen to clients all day, everyday open up to me about their jobs, relationships, and lives.  There are always going to be days you wake up and feel like “Heck, I really don’t want to go to work today.”  We all go to work for the money {honestly}.  We have to have it to survive and support our family.  Even though every job has it’s cons, I am thankful my job has some really good pros to outweigh them.  I am a hairstylist.  I have a great clientele of all ages.  Without them, I honestly don’t know what I would do.  I am so thankful the Lord has blessed me with all of these ladies, gents and children!  The relationships I have with my clients make my job that much more enjoyable.


The little things.  In today’s society, it’s so easy to get bogged down and focus on all the negativity around us.  I scroll through Facebook everyday and always, always see a disheartening, sad, frightening article on the news.  Flip the TV on; profanity, cruel talk, disgusting scenes everywhere.  Sometimes it’s even the commercial instead of the show we’re watching.  I find myself often getting caught up in being frustrated, annoyed, and drained from everything around us.  Then God steps in and reminds me, He is bigger than all this world has to offer.  This is our temporary home.  God may just send me a sunny day, an encouraging conversation with a client, Jax {our pup} excited to see me when I get home {okay that’s everyday, but still}, a Bible verse, a warm cup of coffee, breakfast with my husband, my car that starts when I turn it on, running water in our home, warm clothes when it’s chilly outside, or a sweet text from a friend.  Instead of focusing on these big news stories, negativity, things not going exactly how we’d planned; let’s try to look for the little things in life.  I can pretty much guarantee you can find one little, tiny thing everyday to be thankful for.  And let’s be real, these are the big things in life.

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My health.  I am so thankful I can wake up every morning, get out of bed and walk, breathe with no problem and the ability to think about my day.  I know I often take for granted my health when life gets so busy and hectic.  Sometimes it takes God slowing us down physically to remind us to be still and truly appreciate our health.  There are so many people dealing with major sickness and disease.  I am thankful this holiday season, I have my health.  I hope to strive everyday not to take it for granted.


On a lighter note, FOOD!  Don’t lie, you know when you think “Thanksgiving”, images of turkey and dressing, green bean casserole and pie float around in your head!  I have always been a lover of food.  I blame it on growing up in the South.  Our food is the best!  Without it, we would perish, right?!  I am thankful for yummy, delicious, decadent meals!  And a momma that can cook like nobodies business!  Amen.


I’m also thankful for fall weather, beautiful horses, cameras to capture our moments in life, mountain trips, the hobby of shopping, coffee, a good nap, laughter {it’s the magic medicine of life}, and I could go on and on and on and on.


The Lord has blessed me abundantly and I acknowledge Him in all aspects of my life.  Also, I’m thankful for you, taking time to read my blog!  I can’t wait to see where Southern Detour takes me!  I believe it’s a door Christ opened for me.  I don’t know where it will lead, but I’m looking forward to this journey!  I do hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family and loved ones.  Don’t eat too much turkey and pie {who am I kidding? you could never do that}!  I’d like to challenge you to take a moment and count your blessings.  Some may be big, some small, but they are all important and make our life worth living.  Happy Thanksgiving!



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