Hi friends. It’s been a while since I’ve just opened up my laptop and just started writing. I’ve missed it!
I was inspired to write about what the Lord has been doing in my life, specifically what he has been doing today, and that is the fact that he has been giving me rest.
I’m a college student. It is the most hectic time of the semester with finals rolling around and trying to finish up the last of my tests and papers,
but I’m not worried at all. Not one bit. Isn’t that crazy? It blows my mind how swiftly the Lord’s peace moves. Theoretically, I should be freaking out, having breakdowns, crying ten times a day, but everything is smooth sailing. He makes it smooth sailing.
Another thing: not only has the Lord given me peace, but he has take away my fears and anxieties subsided them to a minimum.
For example, today I had to do a presentation for a class. Normally, I would get extremely anxious to the point where I’d feel like fainting, but today God swooped me in his arms and said I’m loved and cared for. I woke up with 1 Peter 5:7 as the first thing on my mind, and that helped carry me through the time up to my presentation. I wasn’t anxious; I actually felt confident! It was something that has been foreign to me for such a long time. It was nice to once again fall into the Lord’s peace.
I’m writing this on my blog because I want all of you out there who are stressing out, extremely anxious, or just overall having a bad week to know that YOU ARE LOVED and God WANTS to give you rest! You just have to truly invite him in to do so.
I promise, He will be there the second you call for Him.
I’m going to break the rules for this question, and say that I’m grateful for many stories and for many different reasons.
I’m grateful for the story of the gospel, and the smaller stories in it that it holds.
I’m grateful for the stories of “way back when” that elders always tell us young folks about.
I’m grateful when I get to dive into a book and read the stories of fictional characters.
I’m grateful for the stories I share with friends, and when we look back on them together and laugh.
They all serve a different purpose, whether it’s wisdom, joy, or pure entertainment. I’m thankful for all of it. Also, I think it’s cool that I have my own story to share with the world, and so do you!
What’s your story?
P.S. Sorry for my absence, I have been hanging out with family and friends during the break! The challenge is still going strong, and I’d love for you to join me.
Honestly, I am incredibly grateful for so many people in my life- my mom, my dad, my grandparents, etc. But, I want to give a shout-out to a special friend because she has helped me so much through this season of my life,
and that special friend is Mariana.
As y’all may know from one of my posts way back in May, Mariana is my roommate and I am SO GRATEFUL that she is.
I think my first semester of college would have been 10x more difficult without her. It has been so nice to be able to go to my dorm and feel at home because my roommate greets me with so much love. I never thought I’d be the person who would become best friends with their roommate, but I’m so glad I was wrong.
Eeek. Sorry friends. I know I was supposed to do this post yesterday, but life got a little crazy. I’m sure you understand 🙂
Anywho, I’m going to answer this question as if I was writing this post yesterday because it was definitely a day I was grateful for.
In terms of touch, I am grateful for the touch of helping hands. This weekend I went to go visit my boyfriend for his college’s last home game. It was SO much fun! I got to explore a new town and make new friends. I went rollerskating, and that was was when I needed help, haha. My newfound friends were there to pick me up when I fell, and also to keep me up from falling again.
I am incredibly grateful for the knowledge I have gained this past semester. Something that is continually being taught in a majority of my classes is that there is very little equal opportunity in America.
Before this semester, I knew that minorities are not given the upper hand. I knew that women receive less pay for doing the same job as men. But I didn’t ever really see how often things like this occur. After reading countless articles, watching documentaries and movies, and seeing unequal opportunity with my own eyes, I have realized how many people are affected by unequal opportunity.
I’m grateful that I’m no longer ignorant to the hardships that people endure because of things they cannot control; it helps me be thankful for what I do have instead of concentrating on what I don’t have. Also, I can empathize with those who are discriminated against, and to me that is so important because they need to know there are people on their side.
This is definitely a question that can steer towards many different directions, so feel free to interpret it in whatever way you’d like, but I want my answer to be a more on the lighthearted side.
As silly as it sounds, I’m grateful that I inherited my mother’s eyelashes. I know it sounds ridiculous, but hear me out.
My eyelashes make me feel confident. There are days where I only wear mascara and I feel like a superstar. It’s pretty neat how one thing can enhance your mood by 1000x. Now don’t get me wrong, I don’t feel like I HAVE to wear makeup in order to feel beautiful; there are many days where I just wake up, wash up, eat breakfast, and head to class. But is nice that only a few coats of mascara can make me feel like the rest of me is put together.
Also, long eyelashes mean no falsies or lash extensions! A small but wonderful luxury that I have. 🙂
Let me know what you’re grateful for about your body! I think this is one of my favorite questions so far because I think nearly all human beings have a hard time looking at their bodies positively. Leave a comment down below!
Texas fall isn’t always the greatest weather wise- sometimes it still feels like summer, BUT when we do have a chilly night I feel like people get together and make the most of it.
I think it’s a Texan thing.
There are so many fun events that go on during the fall that I have so many great memories of: Carving pumpkins, football games, the fair, and festivals.. the list could go on and on. And all of those are things I really enjoy doing.
Plus, you can’t forget the colors of the season. Oranges, yellows, reds, and browns. Agh, gotta love Autumn fashion.
What’s your favorite season and why? Let me know down in the comments!