But most everyone in the U.S. is celebrating Thanksgiving today! Here, it has turned rainy and chilly for the first time in what feels like weeks. There is no turkey in the oven and no pie to look forward to. But that doesn’t mean I can’t take some time out to think about how grateful I am for what I have.
For example, the picture above…this field seemingly turned purple overnight, so I went out the other day to admire the beauty and take many pictures, near and far since I didn’t know how long it would last. Of course I’m thankful for my family and friends who supported me in this leap I took into a new life. I’m grateful for the amazing people I’ve met along this journey and the kindness and encouragement they have provided to me.
I think most of all, I am grateful for doing the opposite for the first time in my life. Wonderful things keep coming my way by not planning anything. I feel that if I let life take me where it wants instead of me trying to blaze my own path, I will end up where I belong. So really, I’ve never felt more happy, fortunate or thankful in my life as I do today. I may not have many material belongings, but it just goes to show that life is what should make you happy, not ‘things’.
For those of you who may be sitting around later with nothing to do, check out this blog post about living in the NOW. We often overlook what’s happening to us at the moment and instead keep looking to the future for our happiness. I have learned to appreciate every single day and by not knowing what’s around the corner, it makes life a little more interesting.
So Happy Thanksgiving to everyone and here’s to being grateful every day of your life!