Thursday, July 10, 2014

Thankful Thursday

In the craziness of this life, we often forget to stop and be thankful. We get swept away with running errands, going to school, doing chores, working a job, or spending time with friends and family. None of those things are bad, but it's good to slow down and remember how blessed we are. I haven't written a thankful Thursday blog in awhile, and I decided that today would be the perfect day to write one. 

1. I'm thankful for the time I had in Waco this summer. Not only did I get to work Camp Success (see last blog post), but I also got to know some really amazing people who I am thankful to now call my friends. I was able to break out of my introverted shell and enjoy getting out of my comfort zone. Can you believe it--I actually enjoyed getting out of my comfortable little bubble! I know that God gave me the opportunity to stay in Waco for half the summer, and I am so grateful!! 

2. I'm thankful for my education and for scholarships that help me pay for it. I am an avid learner; I truly believe people should never stop learning! While I know I have learned and will learn many important lessons outside of formal education, I am still so thankful for my college education. I love the opportunity to study under amazing professors and listen to stimulating lectures. I'm beyond excited for my final year of undergraduate education this year before embarking on grad school adventures. I know I will take advantage of every opportunity I have here at Baylor. 

3. I'm thankful for social media. Through Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, I am able to keep up with friends and family who are far away. I can see what's going on in their lives and know how they are doing. Although I know I need to be careful not to live in a virtual world, I enjoy checking social media for updates. My favorite thing to do on social media is to look at pictures. It's so fun to look at pictures from a long time ago and see how much people have changed! Life is a journey. Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram keep track of some of that journey, and it's cool to look back on the adventure every once in awhile. 

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