28 November, 2013
I posted on Facebook the other day about how I wish Australia celebrated Thanksgiving as I’d seen plenty of posts from my US friends in the lead up to it. Sure, some think it’s an American tradition (a bit like Halloween) that they’re sick of being appropriated in Australia but I simply love the entire idea of it. A whole day to be thankful for all the good things you have in life – what could possibly be bad about that!? While I won’t be having a big turkey dinner or anything like that, I still want to celebrate in my own little way, by giving my thanks. Without further ado, here they are.
I am thankful for having the most amazing family who support me no matter what, appreciate my uniqueness, love me unconditionally, have a great sense of humour and, although they aren't perfect come pretty damn dysfunctionally close.
I'm thankful for having such an awesome man in my life who is my partner in crime, my life coach and my dance partner. Someone who lifts me up, gives me confidence in myself through his belief in me and who isn't afraid to put me in my place when I need it. Someone who I can be completely myself around, who I can be silly with, strange with, smart with and stay up to the early hours of the morning with, solving the world's problems over bottomless glasses of wine.
I'm thankful for having THE best friends in the entire world (yep, they're better than yours) who are the weirdest, funniest, kindest, most inappropriate, giving, thoughtful, intelligent, silly, caring, stylish, good looking and downright good hearted people and who, through the way they live their own lives, encourage me to be the best version of myself.
I'm thankful for having a fantastic job that I enjoy going to everyday, that is always interesting, that allows me to highlight and develop my abilities, that allows me to travel and that pays me enough to allow me to travel where I want to go. Somewhere I am surrounded by people who constantly amuse and challenge me, sometimes annoy and frustrate me but mostly care and make my office a happy place to be.
Finally, I am thankful for a warm bed every night in a place where I know I am safe and surrounded by the items and imagery that makes me happy and reminds me what I’ve done and what I have yet to do in my life. For never having to wonder where my next meal might come from and for being able to wake up in the morning with the hardest decision being what pretty clothes to wear that day.
I am also thankful for having this little space on the internet where I can come and empty my brain of all the stuff that’s floating around in it. And of course I am hugely thankful for you, the beautiful people who come to my little space to read my ramblings and the kind words that you leave.
Today, I give thanks to all of you.