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5 things I'm thankful for

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Happy Thanksgiving friends! I can’t believe one of my favorite holidays of the whole year is already here. I hope y’all are enjoying some wonderful down time with family, eating lots of turkey, playing games, and watching football today. I just wanted to share a quick post with you guys today to share 5 things I’ve recently been so thankful for.

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one. I’m thankful for this job + for all of you guys

If you would have told me 3 years ago when I was working in the corporate offices for Neiman Marcus, that in just a few years I would be full time working from home, for myself, and making a living off of it…I probably would have laughed at you.

Everyday I am still blown away that I get to do what I love, work from home, go on all these adventures…and also connect with thousands of girls all across the world who also love fashion, golden retrievers, running, Jesus, or all of the above! This job truly is such a blessing and I am beyond thankful for each and every one of you who follow along my little life in CO with Michael and Beau, and buy the outfits that I wear or DM me that you also tried my almond milk flat white starbucks drink and love it, or send an e-mail saying that you bought a devotional I shared and that it’s changed your life. I can’t even tell you how thankful I am for all of you guys, and for your support!

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two. I’m thankful for Michael

Okay I know this sounds like such a cliche thing to be thankful for on thanksgiving….but y’all, I actually have an anomaly of a husband I think. I could not do this job full time like I do without his help and support. He is my biggest helper, cheerleader, sounding board, and so much more in this job. I actually wouldn’t have this job at all if it weren’t for him. When I was first thinking about quitting my corporate job to blog full time, he was always 100% on board and so supportive of me going for it!

I’m also especially thankful for Michael this year because we moved from home in Dallas to a completely new city where we new nobody…and yet the whole time, I’ve still felt home because I’ve been with him. Michael puts up with my crazy, always knows how to cheer me up, prays for me, and believes in me. I can’t put into words how thankful I am for him.

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three. I’m thankful that Jesus is constant

There are so many things I love about Jesus, but over the last year or so…I have been so thankful for how constant and steadfast He is. This world is so uncertain and life is always changing – new jobs, new cities, weddings, divorces, births, funerals…so many different ups and downs. Yet no matter what, Jesus is the same. No matter what we’ve done or haven’t done, He loves us just the same, and He is always always there for us, just the same. I am so thankful that we can always count on Him and He is always there – whether we are aware of it or not!

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four. I’m thankful for my family

Michael and I obviously both love Colorado SO much and living here has been such a dream. Now that we’re out of Dallas though it’s made us both so much more aware (than we already were!) of what amazing families we have. The thing we miss about Dallas the most is seeing our families on a regular basis. We have families who love us so well, love the Lord, and truly are our best friends! Like most families, mine is for sure crazy haha but I’m so thankful for each and every one of them and the influence they’ve had in my life.

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five. I’m thankful for a healthy body

Marathon training has been one of the most challenging experiences of my life, but it has also made me SO aware and so thankful to have a healthy body. Running these long distances has reminded me of how many people there are out there that don’t have the capability to run or walk for whatever reason, and what a blessing it is to be able to do those things.

As a woman, I struggle with insecurity about my body just like I’m sure many of you do. But marathon training has made me so thankful to have a body that is healthy and strong that can carry me for 22+ miles! It truly is such a blessing and something I way too often take for granted,

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Outfit Details: Embroidered Dress | Suede Booties (similar here) | Tassel Earrings | Leather Crossbody

I think there’s so much power in writing down or vocalizing the things you’re thankful for! It truly does help us keep perspective, and reminds us of how incredibly blessed we really are. I hope y’all have a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and loved ones! If you happen to be online shopping post turkey feast…don’t forget to check out my black friday sales page because TONS of great sales have already started! I will be doing a massive black friday post tomorrow including gift guides with sale items, so definitely check back here tomorrow morning!

xo Lauren

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