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Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving dear, dear readers! This is my 5th Thanksgiving in England and that seems like quite a milestone. So far my celebrations have gone like this: Year 1- potluck with fellow American students and friends. Year 2- House party thrown by my sweet English housemates. Year 3- Sam and I hosted some friends. Year 4- we were between homes and had Thanksgiving dinner at a restaurant. Which brings me to my 5th year.

Today I am thankful for so many things. It’s funny that gratitude sometimes gets relegated to just this one day of the year and we forget to express our thankfulness for what we do have.

I am thankful for my loving family and friends, but most especially my mom. I am thankful that Sam is in my life, and that we cherish the time we get to spend together. I am thankful that even though I don’t get see my best friend GB as much as I’d like that when we do see each other it’s like no time has past at all. I am thankful that I’ve finally found a job I enjoy doing. I’m thankful that we’ve lived in one place for almost a year (our flat anniversary is in 2 days), where as in the previous 2 years I had moved more than 10 times. I’m thankful that I have a UK visa. I’m thankful that we can pay our bills and never need to go hungry. I am thankful that I’ve had the opportunity to travel. I’m thankful for all the education I’ve received and the new things I continue to learn.  I am thankful for the adventures that I’ve gone on, and those that still await me.

What are you thankful for this year?

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