November 29, 2013

Life Story: Thankful Friday

Happy day after Thanksgiving friends!

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving with family & friends! I certainly did especially since I got to spend it with great friends & we feasted on amazing food.

Since I'm on call tonight and need to sleep, I'm keeping this High Five for Friday short & sweet! I'm linking up with Lauren today!

5 reasons to give thanks this year (by no means a complete list):

1. My family
I love them so much! If anyone on this earth has been an example of unconditional love, it would be my parents & sister. They have always supported me and been there for me through the ups & downs. Lovelovelove them!

2. My friends
You know who you are and I love you guys! Thankful for all the craziness, the laughs & fun memories. Most of all, thanks for the shoulders to cry on, the hugs of support and encouraging words that you somehow know I need. You da best.

3. My education
Often, I take for granted that I get the chance to go to med school or even having the chance to go to school at all. For this freedom and for having the means to attend school, I am thankful.

4. The abundance of food on my table each day
When was the last time I worried about not having food to eat at meals or a drop of clean water to drink? Never. But tens of thousands of children die each day due to starvation. My heart breaks.

5. God's grace
I could not do life without it. Who knows what kind of person I would be if I did not know Jesus. I know my life would not be filled with the joy I have in my heart and the peace of knowing my life is in His good hands regardless of the struggles I face in life.

What are you thankful for this year?

PS. If you guys are doing some shopping today, make sure you check out my gift guide for gifts that give back!

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