I grew up loving Charlie Brown and watching it at all the holidays so I couldn’t resist with this pic. But back to what everyone is talking about this week: Thanksgiving of course!
I’m 28 and this is only my second year being away from my family, but that also makes it my second Friendsgiving. Last year Dave and I were in California with our roomies (one of them being my brother.) This year Dave is away working in Alaska so I’m having dinner with our Seattle friends. I hope wherever you girls are and whoever you are with, you have a wonderful holiday filled with yummy food, football, and stretchy pants Joey Tribiani style ;)
I love this quote. (And JFK!) But he makes a great point. It’s easy to get wrapped up in this holiday about being grateful and #blessed (that hashtag cracks me up, with people on social media and their humble brags.) But I think it’s important to remember everyday how lucky we all are to be living the lives we are. Life can and will throw a lot of things at you but it helps to get some perspective and remember what’s most important to you, like our family and friends!
I’m thankful for so many things:
My family- they are all spread out over the US and Vietnam and I love and miss them all. Families support, encourage, and are there through thick and thin. They shape who we are and allow us to fly away from the nest and still come home anytime. Families really do love one another unconditionally.
Friends- Living away from home, gives me major FOMO (fear of missing out) at times but it also puts my relationships in check. Friends who want to be in your life will make the effort. I make a very conscious decision to celebrate my besties with their engagements, birthdays, and other special occasions. Who doesn’t love getting care packages in the mail? I also love hand written notes and postcards. And friends really go become your family you get to choose, as you grow older and move away from home.
Good Health-We don’t realize how healthy we are until we get sick. Ain’t that the truth? So many people and families have to deal with disease and sickness and it’s heartbreaking. Let’s all be aware and grateful of our health and continue to stay healthy and be there for the people who aren’t.
Blogging World-Allows me to express myself and remember my travels. It’s also been so fun getting to know you girls. I appreciate your feedback and am flattered that anyone reads and comments. And I have this amazingly supportive blogging community and new (blogger turned real life) friend Katie for my new job!
A New City- For anyone who reads my blog, you all know how much I love travel. It’s a huge part of who I am and what I am passionate about. I jump at the chance to travel every time it comes up. And living in a new city is so much fun! New friends, new adventures, new towns to explore, etc etc. It’s so refreshing and exciting. I already love Seattle.
I could go on and on about the things I’m thankful for, but these are the main ones in my life right now. Thank you all for reading, for being my blogging friends, and your constant encouragement and feedback. Happy Thanksgiving kids! :)