Thursday, November 25, 2010

thank you

In honour of the Thanksgiving holiday being celebrated in the States, it seems only appropriate to reflect on how grateful I am for all that I have been blessed with. It truly makes me feel so lucky that I’ve got so many things to be thankful for. I can’t say enough about how much I appreciate the life that I’m living and how much gratitude I have for the wonderful people that make my life so special.
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I think at times like this it is especially important to be thankful for all the little things that I so easily take for granted everyday. Like having mittens in cold weather or art supplies for painting. Or having a job that pays the bills or a computer where I can write my blog. I’m thankful for my alarm clock because as much as I hate to hear it go off every morning, it means that I’ve made it to another day. I’m thankful for the pain I feel after a long run because it means I’m able to walk and run and stay active. I’m thankful for having to pay rent because even though I’d love to have more money for shopping, it means I’ve got a roof over my head and a house to go home to. I’m thankful for warm meals and the leftovers I eat for lunch. I’m thankful for the technology that lets me stay connected to my family around the world. I’m thankful that I get to hear the words ‘I love you’ more than once a day. To be able to ‘thank’ the things in life that don’t often receive words of gratitude, like Leah of thxthxthx or Jimmy Fallon on his Late Night show, may seem silly or get a lot of laughs but in all honesty, it might make you take a closer look at all the wonderful, weird or simple things that we experience on a day to day basis. It’s a good reminder that the little things deserve thanks, too.
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I’ve truly got so much to be thankful for and as corny as it sounds, I’m thankful there’s a holiday that reminds me of such. Thanks to every one of you for being a part of my life and a very Happy Thanksgiving to all those who are celebrating!

What are you thankful for? How do you celebrate Thanksgiving?

16 comments:

Rebecca Armstrong said...

Ah I love this post and I think it's really important to be grateful for things that you take for granted - I am really grateful :)
And, becaise I live in the UK I don't celebrate Thanksgiving but I hope you have a lovely day x

Krystal said...

It is not corny at all! It made me happy. I'm extra mushy this year for some reason!! And yes oh my goodness, thanksgiving this year was a much bigger success, we just finished a huge meal that i made (for my first time!)
Have a great day :)

Cupcake said...

Very nice and the cards were a riot! Great concept for your site! Keep in touch!
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(p.s. it's freezing rain today :() haha

Betta sp said...

reading your post remind me to be grateful for all the things we have.Thank you so much

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

Yay for being thankful!

Connie @ SogniESorrisi said...

Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Diana Mieczan said...

That is such a beautiful post. I think this Thanksgiving is one of the best we had so far:) It is so special...and we feel so happy! I am so thankful for that
Hugs and kisses, my dear

Shannon said...

Haha so true about the haircuts...I'm thankful for so many things, but I guess I can narrow it down to my family and friends =]

Poppies and Sunshine said...

I loved reading what you are thankful for. It is wonderful to really reflect on all the things that we might take for granted but we really should be grateful for. I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and are enjoying the weekend!

I love Jimmy Fallon too!!

Regan said...

Lovely post. <3

molly YEH! said...

heheh amen to that haircut one :-)

Tee, Passports and Postcards said...

Great post! I don't celebrate Thanksgiving but I try to be grateful for all the things I do have in life. It's not corny at all ;)

Jude said...

So true! There's much to be thankful for (not corny at all) - and sometimes the simplest things make all the difference. I love these little notes :)

Hope you had a terrific weekend!

jeanette from everton terrace said...

Well said. We were so lucky to be able to go away with our family for Thanksgiving and almost every moment I was filled with gratitude. This morning when we woke in our own beds my husband was feeling bummed about having to go back to work and then we went through our list of reasons to be grateful like having the bed we were waking in and the house we live in and even the job to go to. Changes your whole day which really changes your life.

Dancing Branflake said...

These are awesome thank you notes! Love it! Hope your week is just as awesome as your weekend!

Holly Knitlightly said...

I love Leah's blog! So many awesome notes. I really liked all of the things you are thankful for! I'm thankful for wonderful blog friends & the great blogs that I get to read!