i have so enjoyed november this year.
i can truly say that the past few months have been some of the hardest of my life,
but i can also say that i am the most blessed girl in the entire universe.
i should probably turn that into something i tell myself each morning, you know, daily affirmation style? you are the most blessed girl in the entire universe.
although i don't look at my life right now and see tons of things that i love, i can recognize that hardships are so planted in our lives from our creator.
James 1:2-4 Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness, And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.
hard days, hard weeks, hard months, just don't feel beautiful.
but they are. my sweet friend Chrisleigh introduced me to a song, "Carry Me" by Audrey Assaud. The lyrics go something like:
You say I am blessed because of this
So, I choose to believe
As I carry this cross, You'll carry me
Help me believe it.
i got pretty tempted to post the entire song on here, because every word is literally gorgeous.
but as i continue to focus on the lesson i know i need to learn in this season of my life, not letting my circumstances dictate my joy or actions. november has made me realize that thankfulness truly needs to be a part of the attitude of Christ that i am striving to take on. the aches of my heart that pop up are only to draw me closer to the Lord. even just typing this i am challenged by the love that He brings. by placing these challenges in my life, He just wants more time with me. wowza. i don't want to make that into a completely mememe centered thing, but truly, the Lord just loves us more than our little hearts can bear.
this made my heart smile: 52 Letters.
i really want to accept this challenge to write a letter each week, thanking someone for their blessing in my life. this little project is combining my genuine love for letter writing, and this lesson that i am striving to learn.
i have become TRULY inspired by this month and the spirit of thanksgiving.
i am the most blessed girl in the entire universe.
i hope and pray the best thanksgiving holiday possible for you.
also, be amazed by the cuteness of this winter coat that i purchased on sale: