Count Your Blessings

Well folks, after having struggled this whole week with writer's block I have finally found inspiration to write about! I'm not going to sugarcoat anything. These past two days and you could even say this week has been pretty suckish. I remembered something my mom had told me. When life throws it's heaviest stones or rocks at you, and you find yourself only focusing on the worst things in life... count your blessings.

I thought I'd share the things I am beyond blessed to have with y'all, so here I go.


Five Things I'm Grateful For

1. The Temple. I am so so so blessed to be able to live a few minutes away from the DC temple (AKA the Disneyland castle of Maryland), and be able to enter it whenever I want. I have found refuge in the temple many times, including today. Whether it's walking on temple grounds or taking part of ordinances within, it NEVER fails to bring peace, love, and faith into my heart. 

2. My job. Yes you read correctly. I love my job. Hear me out though. I not only love my job because I practically work at Willy Wonka's chocolate factory, but I also love my job because it doesn't fail to brighten my day. I have a blast working with my coworkers and talking to most people who walk into our store. I kid you not when I say that my coworkers are some of the funniest people I know.

3. Chloé. Chloé is my cat. She's five months and most likely wouldn't make it in the real world if she were to ever make her way out the front door. She's not tiny or anything like that, she's just a bit special. As sweet as she is, Chloé is also a tad clueless. She is my 24/7 live entertainment-- this ranges from attacking my feet, playing with Penelope's poop (my bunny), and sprinting into various rooms. We've learned to communicate with each other through a set of coo's and meows, our relationship is legit. 

4. Amigos. I'm beyond grateful for my circle of friends. There are seriously no words to describe how much they mean to me. Time speeds by, but with my friends it's nonexistent. It's all of you that have helped me at some point or another to grow at my most trailing moments, smile and laugh when I needed it most, or offered a shoulder to cry on when tissues weren't enough. I love each of you so much and can't thank you enough for being in my life. 

5. Family. My immediate family may be tiny, but my extended family compensates more than enough for the small size. I am grateful to have so many family members that love and support me and my decision to serve a mission. It's something I was feeling quite nervous about, but upon announcing my mission call opening my nerves were eased by the overwhelming support. Like any family we have our quirks, yet that's the reason I love them the most. 


Danke!
Alicia




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