Be Thankful… Always

///Be Thankful… Always

Be Thankful… Always

Hi y’all and Happy Thanksgiving!

I just love this holiday.  A day all about food, family and being thankful.  Does it get any better?

As always, I am thankful for you guys and this blog.  I sincerely appreciate each and everyone of you who makes Running in a Skirt even a small part of your day.  I am so blessed to have this little corner of internet.  Without you my life would look much different.  You guys are always at the top of my thankful list.

I like to think I’m a cup half full, optimistic person… but like everyone I struggle to stay positive all the time.  Life can be hard.  When I find myself struggling, I go back to the basics of making a list of everything I have to be thankful for.  My list is long every day, not just Thanksgiving.

I mean look at this little family of mine.  Sooo many blessings in one photo.

Family Photo Thanksgiving 2016

My message today is to be thankful this holiday weekend… but don’t forget to “Be Thankful… Always.”  Can you imagine the kind of world we would live in if we spread that Thanksgiving mentality through the entire rest of the year?  Grateful hearts are a magical thing and the possibilities are endless.

I hope you have a holiday filled with loved ones, food and laughter.   I hope you take time to count your blessings and savor every last bite of your meal.  I hope you LIVE this weekend to the fullest.

That’s exactly what I plan on doing.  I’m taking the long weekend off of blogging to spend time with my family, but I’ll be back Monday a recap of all the holiday chaos.

Can’t wait to see you then.



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By | 2017-11-04T09:34:44+00:00 November 23rd, 2016|Friends & Family, Fun|33 Comments


  1. Lisa Ballantyne October 27, 2017 at 3:25 pm - Reply

    Julie I stumbled onto this a little bit late, but I loved reading it! Would you care if I added your “Grateful hearts…..” comment to my quote collection, giving you credit of course? That really spoke volumes to me!

  2. kimmythevegan December 22, 2016 at 11:57 pm - Reply

    I love your positivity Julie – it inspires me. I know this is late – but I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family. You look so happy in that picture. Your puppies are SO CUTE!
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  3. Edye November 25, 2016 at 11:24 pm - Reply

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours, Julie! I hope you enjoy your weekend off and cannot wait to read your post on Monday 🙂
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  4. Kristy from Southern In Law November 25, 2016 at 3:51 pm - Reply

    I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving, Julie!

    We all need to remember to be thankful every day!
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  5. Emily November 24, 2016 at 9:15 am - Reply

    AMEN! In everything give thanks… That is SO hard sometimes, but I am so thankful that all these trials aren’t worthy to be compared with the glory that is coming.

    Thank you for being such a precious, joyful friend despite so many trials.
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  6. Sarah @ Sweet Miles November 23, 2016 at 12:41 pm - Reply

    Agreed! Being thankful all the time, and not just around Thanksgiving 🙂 What a perfect family photo that is! Even your pups are picture perfect! Enjoy your weekend!
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  7. Gail Bell November 23, 2016 at 11:29 am - Reply

    Well said…the perfect sentiment
    Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

  8. Susie @ SuzLyfe November 23, 2016 at 9:54 am - Reply

    This is my favorite holiday as well. I’m thankful for so much, and I’m definitely thankful for you! Happy Thanksgiving, Julie, Shon, Rhett, and Makena!
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  9. So much to be thankful for have a wonderful Thanksgiving
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  10. [email protected] November 23, 2016 at 8:28 am - Reply

    Happy Thanksgiving to you! Have a fantastic week! Great family photo.
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  11. Dan Steadman November 23, 2016 at 8:05 am - Reply

    y’all have a great Thanksgiving

  12. Libby Haire November 23, 2016 at 7:52 am - Reply

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. Looking forward to Monday’s photos of your Thankful Celebration. Enjoy.

  13. Shelley Marcy November 23, 2016 at 7:52 am - Reply

    Thankful for “the One” who makes all things possible. Praise be to God. Happy Thanksgiving Julie.

  14. [email protected] the Long Way Home November 23, 2016 at 7:45 am - Reply

    I love all the reflections on the posts this week! Thankful I’ve met you through blogging! Enjoy your holiday!
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  15. Charlotte Moody November 23, 2016 at 6:54 am - Reply

    We are so grateful to have you and your Hubby in our lives! Enjoy all the fun preparation and decorating for the holidays with your family!

  16. heather @Lunging Through Life November 23, 2016 at 6:51 am - Reply

    Happy Thanksgiving! Have a wonderful holiday.
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  17. Blane Sherer November 23, 2016 at 5:10 am - Reply

    Happy Thanksgiving Julie !!

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