So Thanksgiving is upon us, and whilst it’s an American tradition, it’s one we can all take note of. To give thanks, to take a step back and realise what good we have in life, rather than focus on the bad. So today’s post is inspired by that.
A lot of people place value and importance on the big house, the fancy car and going on holiday. Don’t get me wrong, I love a holiday just as much as the next person but to me, being thankful is appreciating the little things that more than often go unnoticed. A beautiful sunset at the end of a day, seeing my favourite act live, surprises, cute notes and hugs that really mean something. That person you can ring whenever and will calm you down in any situation. The one who’ll give you a spare key or has no qualms with you just turning up at their place uninvited.
I’m thankful for just being here, being happy and being surrounded by people with such beautiful souls that make everyday feel like the most fun adventure to be on. I’m thankful my parents pushed me into piano lessons as it’s something I still love to do to this day. I’m thankful for those teachers at school that equipped me for the ‘real world’, my ex-boss for making me try every food on the menu at the pub so I’m no longer a picky eater.
I’m thankful for absolutely everyone who’s been in my life, for shaping me, educating me and showing me feelings on every kind of level. I’m thankful for every opportunity and experience my life has brought me so far, whether that’s personally, work related or from this very site.
But I’m also thankful to every person who’s wronged me or crossed me as it’s made me such a stronger and resilient character. I’m thankful for heartbreaks that eventually healed, being loved and loving in return, anyone who makes me laugh or offers me food or a glass of champagne. And more than anything I’m super lucky and don’t say it out loud enough, how thankful I am for my rocks and pillars of strengths. The one who have stood by me, even when I probably didn’t deserve it, for forgiving my faults and accepting me the way I am.
I’m thankful for each and every one of you that reads this blog, that emails me, tweets me or engages with me. But at the end of the day, I’m just thankful for being here and sharing my life with each person in my world. You mean that, and more.