Thanksgiving Thoughts

With Thanksgiving just a few days away I find myself thinking a lot about my family and how much they are appreciated and loved in my life. When you go off to college, especially if you live three hours away like I do, a lot of things can change. You go from seeing your family every day to suddenly seeing them only every few months for a major holiday. It probably sounds like it would be awesome–I know there was a time when I couldn’t wait to get out of my house. Funny thing is, now I count down the days until I can be with them again.

College really has helped me become appreciative of my family and has helped me understand just how precious the time with them is. Until you live on your own at college you don’t realize all the small things that make home the best place on Earth. Suddenly you have to do your own laundry, buy your own snacks and miscellaneous items at Wal-Mart, find a way to get yourself out of bed, and be accountable for your own schedule where you are solely in charge of what time you do things and when you show up. It may not seem like much, but when you head out into the world you will understand. (Not to worry though, it is all very manageable!)

My parents and I have become so much closer since my freshman year of college and there is nothing in the world that I would trade that feeling for. They have become the people who I chose to turn to and still remain my biggest supporters in all I do. They have always been there in every way imaginable, but sometimes it just takes a little growing up to realize just how special your parents are.
I hope everyone experiences this transformation to some degree throughout their life.

Take some time this week and just reflect on the little things that mean the most to you in your life.
Have a great Thanksgiving and enjoy your break from school!

Ashley 🙂

P.S.
Just for fun I added some Thanksgiving fun facts! See if you know these:

•Lobster, rabbit, chicken, fish, squashes, beans, chestnuts, hickory nuts, onions, leeks, dried fruits, maple syrup and honey, radishes, cabbage, carrots, eggs, and goat cheese are thought to have made up the first Thanksgiving feast.
•In the US, about 280 million turkeys are sold for the Thanksgiving celebrations.
•Each year, the average American eats somewhere between 16 – 18 pounds of turkey.
•Although, Thanksgiving is widely considered an American holiday, it is also celebrated on the second Monday in October in Canada.
•The heaviest turkey ever raised was 86 pounds, about the size of a large dog.
•The five most popular ways to serve leftover turkey is as a sandwich, in stew, chili or soup, casseroles and as a burger
•Turkeys will have 3,500 feathers at maturity
•About 4.4 million homes in the U.S will buy large quantities of food and celebrate Thanksgiving
• 98.3% of Americans are likely to watch T.V. on Thanksgiving Day (most likely football)
• 254 million turkeys were raised in 2012

The other reason I am so excited to go home. My best friend <3

The other reason I am so excited to go home. My best friend ❤

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