Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Giving Thanks and Some Time Off


My husband showed me a meme the other day that said, "Black Friday: because only in America people trample each other for sales exactly one day after being thankful for what they already have." I had a good laugh but in reality isn't that the truest statement? I urge you this Thanksgiving to take some time out to truly give thanks for what you have, whether you celebrate the holiday or not. It's about so much more than a holiday; it's time spent with family, coming together to share and love and laugh. It's about being thankful for the things that we have and giving back what we can, whether that be through monetary means or through time. My husband and I have the opportunity to serve others as we've volunteered at the shelter to serve food to people less fortunate than us. I am so thankful for the opportunity and that I have the means to do something for my community. Even if you do nothing other than stay home, just think about one thing that you are grateful for, that someone else would give anything to have. I am so very thankful to have all my amazing blog readers who make me feel so blessed to be a part of this community.

That being said, I am also fortunate enough to have two real days off...no running errands, no cleaning, no working, just two blissful days spent with family and being grateful. Please excuse the lack of posts for Thursday and Friday as I didn't pre-plan any posts because that's just not how this blogger rolls. I hope if you do celebrate Thanksgiving you have a wonderful one, and if not I hope you all have an amazing weekend full of happiness and love! XO

22 comments:

  1. Loved this post Kim although we don't celebrate Thanksgiving in the UK I love the idea of taking time out to be grateful for what you have. And spending time with loved ones is always lovely. Have a great Thanksgiving my beautiful friend!

    Ella xx
    www.ellaselement.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thanks so much my lovely friend! I definitely think we don't need a special day to do it, but it's nice to have a day with family that you can really appreciate what you have! Thank you so much gorgeous lady, cannot wait to hear about Korea, I hope you arrived safely! XO -Kim

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  2. I am thankful for you my dear friend! Talk about a gorgeous soul inside and out!! May your Thanksgiving be as grand and beautiful as you are!!!! Enjoy your relaxing days to the fullest!! Hugs!!!!

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    1. Andrea, thank you so much! I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving full of love! XO -Kim

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  3. Great post. It is good to take some time out to give thanks for everything that happens in our lives. Enjoy your day kim.

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    1. Thank you so much Wendee, it is definitely a good thing to think about everything you're grateful for! Hope you had a wonderful weekend! XO -Kim

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  4. Happy day before Thanksgiving Kim! I also really like the meme your husband found. It's funny, but sadly true. We definitely should be more appreciative of all of the blessing we have, which is sadly overlooked in the rush and frenzy of the holiday season. With that said, I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving tomorrow!

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    1. I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving Katie. It sounds like you travelled and from your Instagram feed, it looks like you had a great time! I hope you enjoyed your weekend, happy week ahead my gorgeous friend! XO -Kim

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  5. I think it's a wonderful Idea to use thanksgiving as a reason to think about what you're grateful for even if you don't live in a country that celebrates the holiday ! It's a brilliantly kind idea for you and your husband to help serve at a shelter on thanksgiving , it's such a rewarding thing and a great way to celebrate this holiday ! I hope you have a really nice, relaxing ( and of course thankful ) few days off :)

    Lots of love, Marianne xxx

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    1. It was such a blessing for us to be able to do that! We had a great time and are definitely going to make it holiday tradition! It was a great day, filled with love and family and I was definitely grateful for it all! I hope you had a wonderful weekend my sweet friend, happy week ahead! XO -Kim

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  6. This is such great advice. I've honestly already finished up most of my shopping for Christmas so I plan to enjoy the next 4 days off from work relaxing with my family. Plus, that's a great point to simply be thankful for what you already have. Have a great Thanksgiving :)

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    1. I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving Cara, thanks for your sweet comments! XO -Kim

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  7. Happy Thanksgiving, Kim! I am so happy and thankful for bloggers like you - you are so amazing, girl! :) You and your hubby are just great for what you guys will be doing. I completely agree with you about the importance to remember what the holiday is really about <3
    Love ya girl!! Have a great time & super relaxing and happy 2 days off :)
    Happy Thanksgiving!!
    xox Nadia
    http://mielandmint.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Nadia, I am so thankful to have met you, my sweet, kind friend! I hope you had an amazing weekend! We were very lucky to be able to volunteer, definitely something I want to do more of in the future! XO -Kim

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  8. very nice post.
    http://lavidaloka.com/

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  9. Happy Thanksgiving Kim! You are such a beautiful soul that always inspires me with your giving and lovingness! Hope you have a wonderful thanksgiving and enjoy your time off! I'm really thankful to have met you!!! Love you! <3

    http://rainbow-roseblossom.blogspot.co.nz/

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    1. Rainbow, you are the inspiration for sure! I am thankful to know you my sweet, loving, gorgeous friend! I hope you had a wonderful weekend! Love and hugs to you! XO -Kim

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  10. I saw that meme too haha! Well done for volunteering at the shelter, I really want to do something for the homeless this year too. Such a lovely post Kim, I hope you all had a lovely thanks giving

    www.sophieslittlesecrets.co.uk

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    1. We were so lucky to be able to volunteer, it was something I will never forget and want to do more of! Thank you so much Sophie, your sweet comments always brighten my day! I hope you had a wonderful weekend gorgeous girl! XO -Kim

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