I am not American. As often as I wish I was, I was not born in America, and I have never lived there. This means I tecinically shouldn't celebrate Thanksgiving. And I'm not really going to, as there will be no big turkey meal, no pumpkin pie, no family gathering. But I just love the idea of a holiday that is all about celebrating the things you are thankful for. Because, when I think about it, I have so much to be thankful for. And I know, I know, you shouldn't need an excuse to be thankful, but sometimes it helps! So here are some of the things in my life I am so very thankful for right now:
* feeling totally supported - right now I am struggling a lot with a few aspects of my life, not least being the fact that I'm studying on a course which is sapping all my energy and all my creativity. But I know I will get through because I have the most amazing people behind me, and they will never let me down.
* blogging - silly, I know, but even though my blog is still teeny tiny, I love the whole blogging community, and I love being a part of it, however small and insignificant. I feel inspired and motivated, and for the first time I am meeting (even if only virtually!) people who really 'get me.'
* gingerbread lattes - they make me feel like it's Christmas every day
* creative friends - I've never felt so constantly inspired. Having so many 'arty' friends who encourage me to always be making or doing something is definitely something I am so so thankful for, as well as having so many people around me who encourage me and tell me what I'm doing is worthwhile.
* my cameras - they are the tools that let me do what I do, and I love each and every one of them in a very special way. Even when they jam the film/won't wind on/don't focus properly/their batteries fall out/though themselves on the floor for no good reason.
There are so many more things, but I don't want to gush too much. (yes, I'm a gusher at times, and what?) I just want to wish all my readers, wherever you are from, a very Happy Thanksgiving. What are you thankful for? xxx