It’s been November for a few days now and I’m not sure how I feel about that. It’s getting so cold and 2018 is right around the corner. It’s also the start of the Christmas season (yay!). I absolutely love Christmas!!! Don’t complain about it being too early. This year has been crap, I’m not going take someone’s joy away.
Anyway, in the United States, November is the month of gluttony. This all happens in the name of thankfulness. Don’t get me wrong I’m obsessed with Thanksgiving. It’s one of my favorite holidays, but if I am being totally honest I love it because of the food.
Turkey, special rolls, pumpkin pies, cranberry sauce and stuffing.
In fact, I think very little about what I’m thankful about during this holiday (except my mom’s cooking. Dear God she’s amazing and all of you are missing out). That admission of not being thankful is a difficult one. What the hell is wrong with me?! But I don’t want to lie and be like ‘I am so thankful for this and that’ all because I’ve been instructed to by a holiday (kind of like Christmas being all about spending money. I don’t).
It may be a bit of a screwed up confession, but it’s the truth. I’m actually more thankful on days like Christmas and New Years. I get all these gifts or a new year and I’m instantly seeing everything that I have and feeling grateful for it. Is that bad? Hope I’m not the only one. I mean how many of you think about what you’re thankful for (other than when you’re forced to say something at the table) during Thanksgiving.
Of course I’m not saying I’m superior or anything. This is just my moment of confession.
I do try to a thankful year round not just the holiday season or when get something. Actually I find listing the things I am grateful for to be a helpful mechanism when I’m about to have one of my panic or anxiety attacks. It helps me see what I have and I can center myself a little.
There is no way I can list everything I’m thankful for, because lets be honest I’m thankful even running water. Couldn’t imagine living without it. So convenient.
Anyway I will just give a little idea of what I am thankful for.
My parents. Love them. You can read more how I feel about them here.
My brothers. I grew up between the two and they were my closest friends when we were kids.
My cats. My soft little babies. Can read about them here.
My friends. They irritate the hell out of me but I wouldn’t want to lose them. They mean so much to me.
My blog. I never thought I could do it. But here I am. I’m doing it and I absolutely adore it.
My readers/followers/visitors. I would have nothing here if it wasn’t for all of you guys. You make my blog what it is.
I’m thankful for so much more too. Happy Thanksgiving. What are you thankful for?