30 Things to Be Thankful for This Year

Happy Thanksgiving!

Sometimes I get overwhelmed with life and forget the many blessings I have. And this year has definitely been a year to look back and see how many different ways I should be thankful for the life I have. Things are not always easy. And there have been some real struggles. But in the end, I am a stronger person and I am so thankful for all that I have accomplished and experienced this year.

Are you thankful during this holiday season. Sometimes it easy to forget how lucky we are to have the things we have. Here are 30 things to remind you to be thankful

30 Things I’m thankful for

My Husband: he keeps me grounded and loves me no matter what. I am so incredibly blessed to have him in my life.

My Boys: the hardest challenge I never expected, each day is an adventure and I love it.

Being a Stay at Home Mom: Having the ability to stay at home and not miss out on the special moments. I can’t believe how quickly my boys are growing up and I’m happy I can be home for most of it.

My Parents: They are always there to support me in everything I do.

My Sister: A friend I can always talk to.

Our home: We are very happy to live where we do and we have slowly making minor changes to make our house into our home.

My In-laws: They support me on my crazy dreams and encourage me to keep dreaming along the way.

God: I can feel his hand of protection and grace on my life daily and I continually need to be reminded to point others to him and not myself.

My faith: I have changed so much in the last few years as a Christian and feel that God has protected me and given me so many amazing opportunities I can continually be grateful for.

My Husband’s Job: I’m thankful my husband has a great job that supports us financially.

Heath: After being diagnosed with stage 0 melanoma I am realizing how important it is to take care of myself not just when I am feeling good. I’m also thankful for the health of my family and that we seem to have my oldest’s breathing issues under control.

My education: Even though I don’t use my degree in Civil Engineering for my current job I am happy to have a degree. And I love that I get to learn each day I work hearing so many amazing stories from the podcast this year.

Workout Buddies: I love my workout class at the gym I go to. We are a community of moms trying to work out and manage life. I am so thankful for this group.

My Friends: I have met so many amazing people in my time in this Air Force life, I am so thankful for everyone; you each have a special place in my heart.

My extended family: Even though, I do not get to see them very often they always welcome me in with open arms. I’m happy to be back in California with more opportunities to see everyone.

Disney family vacations: We might spend too much time at Disney theme parks, but it is something we love to do and it makes our family so happy.

My knack for adventure: my willingness to try and do different things has given me opportunities to travel to new places and do new things.

Our cars: After having to survive on one car after my husband’s car was totaled right before we moved to Virginia I am so thankful to have two cars to get where we need to be.

My business: I am so thankful I have a job I am passionate about. It can bring in an additional income and can have the flexibility to stay at home. I have met so many amazing people along the journey.

For my podcast, Women of the Military: To be able to share the stories of military women and have other people interested to hear our stories has been an amazing blessing.

For being a published author: Women of the Military book has given me another place to share the stories of military women and I feel so lucky that I am able to share the stories of military women, and this is just book one I’m already working on two other book projects.

My blog: For giving me a place to share my story, from being an Airman to being a Mom and other stuff in between.

Books: I have loved to get to read the amazing stories written by military women this year. They encourage and inspire me to keep doing what I do.

Disney+: My husband and I love spending time in the evenings together watching movies. We have loved our new subscription to Disney+.

The military: The many lessons I have learned about myself and others through the many different situations the military has put me in.

My freedom: For those who gave the ultimate sacrifice so I can have the freedoms and liberty Americans are blessed with.

LinkedIn: It has been a great platform for me to share my experiences, but also to connect with so many amazing people.

Facebook: It helps me keep connected to my family and friends; though there are miles in between us they are always just a mouse click away.

My past: I am so grateful for the life I have been able to live, so many amazing experiences, so many blessings.

My future: I am looking forward to the next year and the years to come. So many amazing memories made and still more to come.

Here is my list. What are one or thirty things you are thankful for?

10 comments on “30 Things to Be Thankful for This Year

  1. I love this list! It’s full of the really, really important things that money can’t buy (like people) as well as the practical things we enjoy (like cars) and then some joys, too (like the Disneyland passes). I have been posting my thankful lists on my blog all week, but most of them have been salvation, eternal life, and hope in Jesus Christ. Family, friends, church, and the blogging community, The basics like food, clothing, and shelter. Tomorrow I will post about 27 gifts we receive as a result of being Christians. Thanks for the post. I love sharing my blessings and reading the blessings of others.

    • I have to check out your list. I’m visiting my parents this week and am hoping to get free moments like this one to read other blogs and maybe even get a little ahead on my own.

  2. Hey Amanda, love your list, I miss my Disneyland pass, but love seeing your pictures on Facebook and living vicariously through you, maybe one of these days we can meet in real life and hang out at Downtown Disney…lol Happy Thanksgiving!

    • Yes, we definitely need to get together. Hopefully shortly after the new year we can plan a meet up. Life is so busy, being close to family is a blessing and sometimes overwhelming, like yesterday when driving to Fresno required a lot of patiently waiting through traffic, looking for time to slow down.

    • I could have. I thought it would be hard to come up with 30 things, but it was so easy. We are so blessed and have so many things to be thankful for.

  3. Happy thanksgiving friend! I love this list. You’re blessed and I can’t wait to see what God does with and through you guys over the next year!

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