Thanksgiving-being thankfulIn the spirit of Thanksgiving, I wanted to reflect and dedicate this post to being thankful, counting our blessings, and appreciating all we have. I think it’s wonderful to have a day dedicated to giving thanks and giving back, but at the same time, I think it’s important to reflect on these things daily in an effort to stay humble and grateful.

While it may not seem like it all the time, we are surrounded by blessings every day. It’s so important to make time to be grateful for the big and little things in our life…everything from family, jobs, love, and even birds chirping. Today I’m sharing 7 things (big and small) that I’m thankful for and hope you’ll leave a comment with something you are thankful for too!

My faith: My faith is a big part of who I am, and I’m so thankful to have God guiding me while living life as he’d want me to. I like to carve out time every morning (usually on my way to the office) to thank God for everything he has blessed me with.

Family: I am so grateful to have such a close-knit family that loves unconditionally. Roger and I both have parents who love and support us. I continue to grow closer with my sisters everyday and love seeing how close Roger has become with them.

My husband: He has been one of my biggest blessings to date, and I’m thankful for him every single day. He’s my husband, my best friend, and one of my biggest supporters. He has so much love and drive that’s quite contagious.

Health: Physical fitness, healthy eating, and mental well-being are all important to me. I am so thankful to have to ability to walk fast, run when I want to, have access to fresh vegetables and fruits, and a loving family support system.

Clean Water: Most likely you’ve been blessed with clean drinking water, but there are many people around the world who don’t have access to drinking water. Considering I drink about 8-10 glasses (or more) of water a day, I can’t imagine not having clean drinking water to my body hydrated and healthy. For this reason, I am so thankful and fortunate to have access to clean water – something we should all value more (check out this site on the value of water).

Opportunities: This past year has been filled with opportunities for me. I started The Tailored Olive a little over a year ago. I’ve worked with some of my favorite brands and met some pretty awesome people along the way. Sometimes we’re faced with opportunities but let fear get in the way. This year, I challenged myself to not let my fears get in the way of new opportunities, and I can’t wait to share a new project I started a few months ago!

All of You:  Last but not least, thanks to all my readers who support The Tailored Olive!  I love reading your comments and connecting with you through social media.  I’d love to know what you’re thankful for this Thanksgiving!  Leave a comment below or chime in on Instagram.



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