Happy Thanksgiving everyone (no matter what country you call home)! Last week, I reached out to some of my favourite people- bloggers and one special non-blogger- to get their help on my Thanksgiving post.
This year I am thankful for the continued support of my family. I am so grateful that although there have been a share of health scares this year, all my nearest and dearest are happy and whole. I am thankful that I have several friendships that withstand the tests of time and distance: the love that my friends and I have for one another, even if we haven’t spoken in ages. I am thankful that I have Sam in my life to share laughter and tears with. I am grateful that he wants to spend his life with me despite the obstacles and differences between us. I am thankful that although being “houseless” has been hard, we could have had it far worse.
I am thankful that my visa was finally approved and that I don’t have to go through the process again for a few years. I am grateful for the opportunity to travel. And it sounds silly, but this year I am grateful for the opportunities I’ve been given and the lovely people that I have met through blogging. I am also thankful for my tangle teezer, diet coke and chocolate.
Thanksgiving is a new celebration for me – last year was the first time that I have properly got involved in it. We cooked a huge dinner for some friends and had a right old knees up. We would be doing that again this year, but our house-hunt has been so interminable that we’ll be lucky to even be living somewhere by Thanksgiving… However, I am thankful for many things despite our precarious housing situation and all the stresses that brings.
I’m thankful for friends, family and Amanda. I’m thankful for opportunity and hope and patience. Even when things feel tough or grey, I’m grateful and thankful that I have a pretty great life.
Karly at Karly Kim: Good Enough to Read
Today, and all days – I am thankful for:
Fairly fast growing hair.
A fertile sister who produces adorable nieces/nephews.
Gloves to keep my fingers from contracting frostbite during this bitter winter.
Alex at Let Life Be Like Music
Dee at A Deecoded Life
There are 2 major highlights of my 2013, 2 things I am really thankful for. First, we were able to go on our first family vacation abroad. I didn’t come from a well-to-do family and the last time we went on a vacation together was when I was a kid, so this was kind of a big deal. When my mom thanked us for it and said she kept looking at our photos and thinking that it seemed like a dream, it just brought tears to my eyes.
The second one is the growth of my blog. I’ve been blogging for over 8 years but I used to just write for myself. I never realized there was a huge blog community out there until April of this year when I joined my first blog hop. Since then, I discovered the magic of blogships (okay, I totally invented that word) and I’m so glad I met a lot of pretty witty women like Amanda, whom I never would have had the pleasure of meeting in real life. Isn’t the internet the best invention ever??