Thursday, November 24, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving to all who celebrate! The holiday has disgraceful roots, and this particular Thanksgiving is one following a brutal election here in the States, but I hope the sentiments of Thanksgiving and what this day is supposed to represent will shine.

I am so thankful to everyone who has made an impact on my blog in the last four years - followers, commentors, publishers, publicists, authors, librarians, booksellers. Thank you thank you thank you. These words cannot be said enough. Blogging has often been the light in an endless tunnel, especially during college, and I'm grateful for all/any support, past, present, and future.

My gratitude cannot be expressed sufficiently to my family, friends, peers, fellow students, professor, colleagues, supervisors, and leaders in life. Especially to my parents - everything I do comes back to you two in some way, always.

Thank you to God, for bringing me through and seeing me forward. 2016 has been rough on everyone, and I've hurt so badly this year. Faith has been a huge part of me moving forward every day.

I hope everyone has someone today! Give someone a hug, a call, a text, show some love. The world needs it. I'm not really a touchy-feely spread-the-love kind of girl, but today is a good day to be one. Be grateful, be kind, be safe, and do some good eating! =)

18 comments:

  1. Very nice words! Yeah, blogging has been a great thing for me too! I enjoy reading books and gushing over them with all my blogging friends. I didn't have that in high school because my friends teased me (good naturedly) for reading paranormal books. So I am so grateful to blogging for the friendships it's given me. And meeting authors too! My love of reading has given me so many new authors to read and love and every time I meet them again, I am near tears because they remember me! LOL!

    I hope you have a very Happy Thanksgiving too!

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    1. Thank you, Jessica! I can't imagine my life without book blogging. I hope I never have to stop/give it up because it will be a huge chunk of my life disappearing. D:

      *hugs* I hope you had a great Thanksgiving!

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  2. Thank you for posting this today! I enjoyed it very much and found your faith inspirational as I continue on my own journey. Happy Thanksgiving to you too!

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    1. I'm glad! Spiritualism is important to me. ^_^ I wish you well, with everything. =) I hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving!

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  3. Beautiful post Alyssa. Thanks for being one of the awesome bloggers I've had the good fortune to interact with this year. I hope you have a lovely Thanksgiving and I really, really hope that 2017 is a better year for us all.

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    1. Thank YOU, Di! You are wonderful and I am honored to have the chance to chat with you.

      Thank you! I wish the same for you. :)

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  4. Happy Thanksgiving, Alyssa! It's going to be an interesting day for many families who are spending the day together but didn't vote the same way. (My family for example!) Hoping we can keep politics off the table and simply appreciate our family and be together:-)

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    1. Oh yeah, that was my family. We were half and half, in terms of politics, and politics definitely made an appearance in the conversation. :/ Everyone still loves each other though, so that's good.

      I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving, Tammy!

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    1. I hope you had a great Thanksgiving, Kel!

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  6. Wonderful Thanksgiving post Alyssa! Hope you holiday is joyful! :0)
    Miranda @ Miranda's Book Blog

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    1. Thank you! And same to you, Miranda. ^_^

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  7. I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and got to enjoy the holiday!! Great post very positive! Happy Blogging!

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  8. Alyssa. I am so thankful for your blog which keeps my TBR list growing longer and longer. I am so impressed with your time and efforts in your studies and workload to also read and blog every day!! Much blessings to you and your family!! Praying you'll end this semester with a bang!

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    1. Thank you!!! That is such a compliment. <3 I appreciate you reading my reviews and supporting me/my blog constantly. I hope you have a great end-of-year and holiday season! =)

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  9. I am forever behind on this, buuut, I hope you had an amazing thanksgiving sweet girl :D I hope it was a good day for you. <3

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    1. Thank you, Carina! I did have a great Thanksgiving. =)

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