November 25, 2015

What I'm (Really) Thankful For... #galpalholiday linkup

There you are, minding your own business while helping yourself to yet another helping of mashed potatoes when someone decides it would be a "splendid" idea to go around the table and have everyone say what they're thankful for.

Umm, don't get me wrong, I'm one mega-thankful gal, but showing real life emotion in front of a table full of people is scarier than running out of pumpkin pie.

For this month's #galpalholiday linkup, I'm provided a list of 20 things to be thankful for, so you don't get stumped this Turkey day. Some of these are heavily sarcastic and some are heartfelt, but I'll let you decide...

1. Well I'm like really thankful we have all this food, because - YUM. Do you think anyone will notice if I stand on my chair to get an Instagram pic?

2. Also REALLY thankful for this chunky sweater dress because it's doing a magnificent job of hiding my food baby...bless.

3. Thankful for all my family here today!!

4. Thankful that no one has asked me about school or my post-grad plans yet.

*your uncle pipes up from across the table with "so, how's school?!" and you're...

5. Thankful that my mouth is full of food so all I have to do is nod my head and give a thumbs up.

6. Thankful for Thanksgiving break - especially because it involves my two favorite things: family and free food.

7. Thankful that I have a roof over my head and that my house is filled with love.

8. Thankful that I have great friends as company during the holiday season.

9. (a.k.a. Thankful to have someone who will watch childhood Christmas movies with me and not think it's weird)

10. Thankful for Black Friday and Cyber Monday because it makes me feel united with all the other Americans who have a shopping addiction and a burning desire to pull an all nighter at Target.

11. Can I be thankful for social media? Is that shallow? I just don't know where else I can watch videos of puppies in the snow AND a holiday version of Drake's "Hotline Bling" music video.

12. Thankful for puppies. And Drake memes.

13. Thankful for the gift of education and being able to better myself while learning in a prestigious environment.

14. Thankful for at least one week where I'm not stressing about any tests or assignments!!!! CAN I GET AN AMEN?!

15. Thankful for my health and the health of those I love.

16. Thankful for this Christmas cookie-scented hand sanitizer that's keeping flu season jingle-all-the-far-away-from-me!!

17. Thankful for whoever's idea it ways to get not one, not two, but THREE pies. I made myself a sample platter and it's delicious.

18. Thankful for technology so I can watch the snapchat story of the dog show while waiting on dinner.

19. Thankful for everyone posting pics of their food on Instagram because we need more positive images in this world and what's more uplifting than a heaping platter of carbs?

20. Thankful for this link-up. Add your links at the widget below and be sure to check out all the posts for this #galpalholiday 'Give Thanks and Get Stuffed'!

Hope you enjoyed a little chuckle. Happy Thanksgiving!





  2. Couldn't agree more about the time off from school, and the opportunity to visit family!

    XO, Elly

  3. YASSSSSSS I love his so much! Although you did forget two of the things I'm most thankful for: wifi and elevators ;)

    XO, Rach

  4. Haha, oh my gosh this list was hilarious! Need to find that christmas cookie sanitizer, it sounds like a dream!

    1. It's at Bath and Body Works and it's amazing!

  5. How cute!
    This definitely made me laugh.
    I am thankful for a lot of the same things :)

    xoxo, Jenny || Breakfast at Lillys

  6. This list is so great!! You should definitely stand on a chair to get the perfect Instagram! #doitfortheblog
    xo, Syd

  7. This list is soo cute! Thankful for this post and the smiles that it brought!

  8. I am definitely thankful for a week without tests or assignments!

    xoxo, SS

    The Southern Stylista

  9. I love your mix of sincerity and humor! Definitely thankful for social media, education, family and friends (:

  10. I love this! So cute!

    Lauren | The Arizona Prepster

  11. Haha! I love #5! I am so thankful that I get to spend my holiday with my family!
    Mikayla | A Seersucker State of Mind.

  12. OMG how cute!! I love this list! Defintely thankful to social media, health, family and friends.
    Smitten Sophie

  13. Hahah puppies and drake memes. Me too girl. Happy thanksgiving.

    xo,Sara Kate Styling

  14. Love this! I'm thankful for social media--without it I wouldn't have a job haha

  15. Love everything you're thankful for! It's crazy how blessed we really are. <3


  16. Love how you rounded up your blessings!

  17. Happy Thanksgiving!

  18. This is great!
    with southern grace,

  19. SO thankful for dresses that hide food babies! Hope you had a great holiday weekend!

    Pick Your Beau

  20. So much to be thankful for! I am also thankful for food, family, sweater season, and a break!

    How 2 Wear It []

  21. I loved this. Honestly what we are always thinking at Thanksgiving break! Love it!