You know what’s strange here, Black Friday is such a big thing. Advertisements all over the place advertising sales and deals, but many people are quite confused as to remembering when it is. They don’t have that Thanksgiving Thursday then Black Friday marker that we Americans do. Michele told me it’s picking up steam in Italy as well which is also quite funny because many don’t even know what the words mean. Thanksgiving Thursday is tomorrow, and I’m spending it here in London. It’s not the first time I’ve spent Thanksgiving abroad, but I am usually with family even if I am overseas. This year, I’ll be enjoying a quiet dinner in Notting Hill and sharing traditions with someone pretty awesome.
I am so thankful that this year has lead me to a place where I am happy, I’m thriving and I’m exactly where I want to be. I count my blessings everyday and this practice in gratitude has led me to not sweat the small stuff and to be honest, relax a bit on the biggies as well. For all of American holiday commercialism and messaging, Thanksgiving (despite it’s ludicrously racist narrative, anyone else had to decide whether they were going to be a pilgrim or an Indian in grade school?) has a great one. Let’s give thanks.
I’m thankful for every day on this planet. I’m thankful for being able to take a moment at 3.30pm and look at the sky changing to a cotton candy pink. I’m thankful for my support system and my family, my ride or dies, my day ones. I’m thankful for this platform of ‘N A Perfect World and to be able to share my stories with my readers. Thankful for all of you reading this and enabling me to do what I love. So tomorrow, whether you’re around a Thanksgiving table in the US, cozying up next to someone you care about or silently reflecting alone, let’s remember to count our blessings. Nothing is promised and it might not be easy, but it is most certainly worth it.
What are you thankful for? Share with me!