I've been wanting to make this post for a while, but just haven't had the time to sit down and do it. In light of the Thanksgiving season (that I guess is technically now over), I am thankful for all the friends and people I know that brighten my life. I'm thankful for all of you that update your blog so I can stay updated on all the little (and big) moments that I miss by not being close.
To express my thanks, I'm listing the #1 favorite thing I love about each person on my blog list.
Cristi: I love how I can tell you anything and everything. You always listen and validate me.
Niki Wells: I love how concerned you are for me, even after all these years of not living close.
Liliya: I love your spirit and fun energy.
Misti: I love that you have always & will always be there for me---from 9th grade until forever.
Natasha: I love the support you give me, especially with our babies practically being twins- and that we were able to experience our first pregnancy together.
Carrie Drake: I love how positive and involved you are.
Sarah: I love that we keep in touch after only knowing each other a short time. I love reading your blog and seeing all the fun things you do.
Janessa: I love how you would do anything for anyone. You are beautiful inside and out.
Cadence: I love what a good writer you are. I see big things for you.
Mekell: I love your personality...noone can ever be sad being around you.
Jill: I love the good advice that you always give me.
Megan Johnson: I love your fashion sense and decorating ideas. I also love how generous you are.
Amanda: I love that you befriended me as soon as I moved here.
Alicia: I love the pictures that you take.
Jessica: I love our deep talks.
Kylee: I love seeing all the fun adventures that life takes you on. You have so much energy and always seem so alive.
Megan Linford: I love your personality and kindness.
Nikki P.: I love how genuine you are. People love to be around you.
Rachel: I love your honesty and your dedication to causes you really believe in.
Ryan & Becky: I love you both as a couple & especially love your sense of humor.
Kelly & Spencer: I love your examples of service and love.
Ashley: I love talking to you every Sunday- and anywhere else I run into you. You are so energetic and fun.
Jamie: I love what a good friend you are to everyone. You set the perfect example of what friendship really is.
Christine: I love how motivated and successful you are.
Mary: I love your attitude and positive goals, and seeing you do what it takes to achieve them.
Caleb & Becca: I love that you compliment each other so well.
Miquelin: I love listening to you talk...you always make me laugh.
Whitney: I love that I still feel so close to you even though we are so far away from each other.
Carlie: I love the passion you put into teaching and everything else you decide is worthwhile.
Susan: I love your views on parenthood, and your positive attitude about being a mother.
Rick: I love that you say what you think and aren't afraid of other people.
Hillary: I love the example you set on loving your spouse.
Leslie: I love your laugh, your excitement, and your presence.
April: I love that I can rely on you for anything. You are one great friend.
Sheena: I love how much fun we have whenever we are together. That hasn't changed since we were in high school.
Jody: I love how active and fun you are.
Mandy: I love your bubbly personality.
Brittany: I love your family; they are so wonderful.
Carrie Staten: I love how creative you are.
Melissa: I love the close connection that we have, even when we are so far away. When we get together, it's always like we were never apart.
Nick & Megan: I love the way you raise your kids and run your home. You set such a good example for us.
Gina: I love that you are following your dreams and not letting anything get in the way. You are a powerful woman.
Amy: I love your personality so much.
Brooke: I love that you throw parties for any event that can be celebrated. People are so drawn to you.
Shelly: I love your creativity, positive energy, and friendship.
Jen: I love how similar our life is right now and love being able to talk to you about everything.
Andrea: I love your sense of humor.
Jaclyn: I love your faith.
There are so many more people that I want to give compliments to, but today, I just stuck with people whose blogs I read. Thank you all again for the positive influence you have on me! :)