SimplyMe: Giving Thanks on Thanksgiving


Yes, today is Thanksgiving!! One of my favorite holidays…because of mostly the food. But also, it is that time to give thanks for the many things we take for granted as well as to spend time with your loved ones! So, today’s post will be a personal one based on The DC Ladies’ “The Thankful Project” where they spent 17 days posting a different topic to be thankful for each day leading up to Thanksgiving! Therefore the post will just feature all the topics! LET’S BEGIN!

imageHonestly, there is so much I am thankful for this year. It’s truly been a successful and plentiful year for me, whether it be my internship, Anthony proposing, the one year anniversary of Simply Taylor Rae, and so on!! I can’t wait to show you all everything I am thankful for and I hope you all will remind yourself of things to be thankful for!
image_1I am Thankful for a Person – So, it is difficult to choose just ONE person. I feel thankful to everyone in my life, past and present. Each person was either meant to be a blessing or a lesson and because of that, I am who I am today. I am thankful for my family, my friends, my fiancé, and all the people who I’ve crossed paths with.
I am Thankful for a Place – I’ve traveled across America as well as overseas to Japan and Israel. Each place has given me many memories, people, and the chance to diverse myself into something different. It has been a blast to be able to travel across the US and the world and I hope to do it so much more in the future.
I am Thankful for an Experience – I have had the chance to experience so much, but one of my favorite experiences was singing on a boat on the Sea of Galilee in Israel! I believe there was over 300 people!
I am Thankful for a Talent – I am always thankful for my ability to sing, but I’ve only recently really realized how much I enjoyed writing and blogging. I am so incredibly thankful to have so many outlets to express myself!
image_2I am Thankful for a Failure – So, for those of you who don’t know, I have attempted to make Japanese curry on many occasions. The first 5 times, I thought to use frozen vegetables because I was too lazy to cut up potatoes and carrots. And each time, the curry came out too watery. So, after the fifth time, I managed to do a little better each time.
I am Thankful for a Job – I am thankful for my part time government job. It pays my bills and allows me to do the things I enjoy. I am thankful for my internship with The DC Ladies. They have allowed me so much room to write about things I enjoy. I am thankful for Simply Taylor Rae, though I think it is too much fun to be considered a job…
I am Thankful for a Photo – The photo of right after Anthony proposed will be one of my favorites for all time.
I am Thankful for Words“Always remember to smile because it may save a life.” I remember the first time I read that, my heart filled up and I realized that even the most simple of gestures can help someone live another day. Hence why I always say to live, laugh, and smile.
image_3I am Thankful for a Memory – The memory of Anthony proposing will always remain in my heart as well as each day where we create laughable memories and sad memories and so on. Each memory, I am truly thankful for.
I am Thankful for Something I was Taught – It is surprising to say this, but I used to absolutely HATE writing and reading. It was ridiculous and boring to me and I was terrible at it. I remember in high school, I had an English teacher who was super critical of my work and because she has high expectations, she ultimately helped my writing overall and after that, I wrote more and more to the point where I actually enjoyed it. Because of her, I now am able to enjoy writing on Simply Taylor Rae and so on.
I am Thankful for an Opportunity – It wasn’t until recently that I realized how thankful I am to be able to attend college. Most of my friends have to take out student loans, or they have to pay out of pocket. My father always told me that he would take care of my education and that I wouldn’t have to put myself in debt to go.
I am Thankful for an Ability – I am thankful for my ability to see and workout! It sounds so simple, but honestly my eyesight has progressively worsen over the years, but I can still see thanks to the wonderful invention of glasses. I also enjoy working out because of the relief for my back.
image_4I am Thankful for Something I Own – I am thankful for everything I own, but I guess something specific would be my camera! I enjoy capturing memories and videos and being able to re-watch them.
I am Thankful for a Choice – When you’re growing up, you have the choice of following society’s definition of normal or following your heart and doing you. I chose to be who I am which is the geeky, crazy faced, blogger that I enjoy being! And every day I am thankful for making that choice because life has been too good since!
I am Thankful for Something I Take for Granted – I think there are times when I take my puppies for granted. I am not home as often so when I see the puppies, I just want to love on them!! Taz just loves on you and DeeDee barks to welcome you back. They make coming home worth while.
I am Thankful for a Book – I have read many books, but the one I think that changed my life was “Kamikaze Girls” by Novala Takemoto. The book is about two girls who live two different lifestyles, but become friends in the end. It’s about being true to yourself regardless of what others say and enjoying the things you love.
I am Thankful for Something About My Family – My family is so unique and slightly dysfunctional and it can be crazy at times. But, they have never left me hanging and have always supported my decisions. They have always kept me grounded and allowed me to speak my mind and just be me. And I could not thank them enough for everything they’ve done for me.

Well that is it for today’s post!! I am so happy to be able to spend some time with mine and Anthony’s family and I hope you all are able to do the same! Take care everyone and have a great Thanksgiving! Always remember to Live. Laugh. Smile 🙂
Thanks for Reading~! ❤
With Love,
Taylor Rae

P.S. We put up our Christmas Tree…


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