November 22, 2012

be grateful, be thankful

If I had to choose one meal to eat before I died it would be Thanksgiving dinner.  I'd ask for a massive, mouth-watering plate piled high with roast turkey smothered in gravy, stuffing, mashed potatoes, green beans and cranberry sauce.  I'd eat it all and go back for seconds. Then have a slice of pumpkin pie.

Then I'd take a nap.

I love Thanksgiving and this year in particular I am bursting at the seams with gratitude.  My heart is full of love for the people around me and for those far away.  Filled with love for getting to experience moments I'll cherish. For getting to hug my grandfather again during my last visit, for meeting my niece and being overwhelmed at the profound love for this little human. To have been able to laugh and dance until the wee hours with my sisters, to ride bikes with my dad and take long walks with my mom. 

This year I'm grateful for friends that love to celebrate Thanksgiving as much as I do, an apartment to call home, our health, jobs that pay the bills and allow us to live such a fulfilled life. I'm grateful and thankful for, so thankful.  Today, take a moment to give thanks for all the love that surrounds you and be grateful for all that you have...Happy Thanksgiving.

p.s - this year we opted for a Thanksgiving themed BBQ but fear not, we still had turkey salt & pepper shakers and good old turkey napkins shipped in straight from the USA (thanks mom!).


littlebigbell said...

Looks like quite a celebration :) Hope you are having a great thanksgiving weekend x

Heidi said...

Beautiful things to be grateful for!! xo

Chuzai Living said...

I love Thanksgiving, too. I'm Japanese originally married to a Texan living in Indonesia and it's not always easy to celebrate Thanksgiving overseas. Maybe not in Australia, but places we go, we sometimes celebrate in an untraditional style. Still it's fun! I love your photos.

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