Nov 22, 2012

Remembering the Beauty in Life

Sometimes it's hard for me to be thankful. Life has been so...dull lately. My time, thoughts and energy have been centred around school, and I've settled into a routine as lifeless as a rock. It's hard to thank God when there hasn't been anything exciting happening. But today I was reminded that even on these mundane days, life is still beautiful. God is still amazing. I'm still alive and I have yet to discover what He has in store for me. So this Thanksgiving, this is what I'm thankful for:

Aunts, who spontaneously give me little gifts just because they know I like them. And art, too.
Books, for those moments when I need to forget about school for a while.
Coffee and hot chocolate, perfect for snuggling under the covers on snowy days.
Devotions, from which I am able to learn so much.
Excitement for Christmas, although it comes with some nostalgia, too.
Family, the best friends I can ever have.
God's beyond amazing greatness.
Helping, because it is a beautiful thing to do.
Inside jokes.
Just Dance 2. Because of it, I can say that I get physical exercise regularly.
Knowing that there is nothing at all that can separate me from God's love.
Life, every aspect of it. And laughs--heaps and heaps of them.
Music, especially this kind, when I need to be reminded of the beautiful things in life.
Also mothers, because they're so, so awesome.
Notebooks, for documenting life.
Oreos, because they are so delicious.
People, because they are strange and haunting and wonderful at the same time.
Quotes that make me stop and think.
Rick Riordan. Enough said.
Snow, all 7430523480 inches of it. (I'm exaggerating, although it often feels like it's that much.)
Typography, because it's just so pretty.
Up, because it's a beautiful story.
Vacation weeks, finally!
Weird brothers and sisters who torment me but are still my best friends.
Xanthosis, because it brings back memories.
You, because you are awesome.
Zeal, renewed and strengthened.

An Anthology of Thanks | Hannah Nicole
Linking up with this lovely blogger!

I wish you all a blessed Thanksgiving. Spend time with loved ones, take a break, eat lots and don't forget the beautiful things in life. Have an awesome day!


{PS Yes, I'm participating in Thanksgiving even though we Canadians already celebrated it a few months ago. :P}


  1. Love your list! Wait, you're from Canada? How did I miss that?

    1. Thank you! Yes, I moved to Canada from the Philippines about two years ago. :)

  2. Thank you for participating even though you already celebrated! that made me smile. :) Really enjoyed your thankful list, Hannah! (and love your name. ;) hee hee...) now, I'm craving some oreos.

    hope your weekend is lovely!

  3. I just found your today and really love it! You have a way with words :)
    Love your list, I'm hankful for all those things, too :)


  4. What a beautiful list, Hannah! Very heart-warming and unique. :)

    Ever tried Nutella Coffee? It's like you're getting the best of both worlds from the coffee and hot cocoa all in one! ;)

    Here's a recipe for it, in case you're interested:

    Take care!

  5. Heya! I just stumbled across your blog and I love it. I'm your newest follower!

    I love your list of things you are thankful for. Especially God's grateness, inside jokes, and notebooks :)


Thank you so, so much for your encouraging words! I hope your day is as awesome as you are. c: