So, I know that 1. I am a day late to Thanksgiving and 2. I am not American, but I thought that it is still a good time to reflect and give thanks and appreciate everything that I am thankful for.
First off, the one thing that I am most thankful is my amazing family. I have always had such a tight knit family, and a close relationship with everyone is very important to me. This week especially, family has been very important as unfortunately we lost my Grandpa on Monday.
I have never lost someone who was extremely close to me so it is something I have never gone through before and it has been very difficult over the last few days, and at a time like this family is more important than ever. But aside from that, my family are the most important people in my life and I wouldn’t be where I am or who I am without them, soppy right!
Secondly, I am thankful for my dogs, or any dog for that matter. I absolutely adore my dogs and they brighten my mornings as soon as they greet me when I enter the kitchen every morning. I have two boxers, Bailey and Daisy, and they are the cutest little things in the whole world.
I am one of those people who completely freak out whenever I see a dog walking down the street or in the back of a car, wherever it may be, I always overreact.
Another thing I am thankful for is books and reading. Reading is one of my favourite hobbies and I love to read in my free time. I am so opened minded when it comes to reading and I will literally read anything. One of my all time favourite books is The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern, it is such a beautiful and magical book. I think at the moment I have more books on my bookshelf that I am yet to read compared to what I’ve already read; buying books just makes me happy.
One thing I am thankful for especially during the winter months is lighting a fire. There is just something so calming about lighting a fire when it’s cold outside and curling up with a hot chocolate and a book in front of the fire. I find it so satisfying too building up the fire and lighting it then watching the flames get bigger and brighter.
I am thankful for so many other things but the last one I want to talk about is, laughter. I know this is a really corny one, but laughter is just so infectious and it is impossible to go a day without at least a little laughter. Sometimes when I’m having a down day, just hearing someone else laughing can put a smile on my face, and when you met someone with an awesome laugh it just makes everything else even funnier.
It is so important to reflect on the things you are thankful for as it helps to put things back into perspective; and when you feel like the world is against you it can give you the power to carry on and focus on all the good things in the world.