I did a search in my flickr archives for thanks and this image 2006 camera phone image came up and it felt fitting.
Despite that it was a Monday and despite that I got called into work for a couple of hours at midnight, I was actually in a pleasant mood this morning. I’m happy about this holiday week, excited for an appointment I have on Wednesday, and then it even started snowing! Everything was great until right before lunch when found out that there are going to be some changes at work. I am not great with change and this is pretty big. I have a lot of thinking to do. I kind of just want to cry and run away but I know I need to put this in perspective. Matt’s family has had some major blows last week, losing 2 uncles, and 1 aunt that was in a bad car accident. What I need to do is not dwell on “woe is me” and instead focus on the positive. I need to recognize all the gifts that I have and be thankful. Thursday is Thanksgiving and so I’d like to share some of the things I am thankful for this year.
-Sparkly deck lights on a timer every evening
-Matt being like a furnace or my own personal heating blanket during the cold evenings
-Owning my very own treadmill
-Warm kitties cheering me up when I am sad
-Etsy for allowing me to have a venue for my creative work
-My whole family that lives nearby
-The USPS allowing me to send and deliver a letter or package anywhere in the world
-Even though I’m a hypochondriac and always worried that I have something that is going to kill me, I’ve actually lived my whole life in excellent health
-I’m grateful for the internet, and the connections and dear friendships I have made because of it
-I’m thankful for Jimmy John’s and their tasty-tasty bread
-Matt loving me and supporting me no matter what
-Our awesome home and my own studio in it