Bondi Beach, Sydney Australia
Friends and readers in the USA celebrated Thanksgiving Day yesterday and I believe the Canadians celebrate theirs in October. While we don’t have a similar sort of Thanksgiving Day here in Malaysia, I wanted to adopt it anyway because in the flurry of everyday life of chasing our dreams and keeping up with things, we often forget to pause and take stock of what we already have. Quite often, we forget that for many of us, we have a lot to be thankful for, for being where we are and having what we have.
Just reading this alone means you would be thankful for having the internet, an education, electricity, and a mobile phone (if you’re reading this on your mobile) 🙂
So I just wanted to share a few things I’m thankful for. You too can share what you’re thankful for, if you feel like vocalizing it, or you can just pause for a moment and think of 10 things that you’re thankful for. Believe you me, it will make you feel better, or if not, a little more thankful and appreciative.
As for me, I’m thankful for the following:-
- Obedient hair with loads of volume (too much, I swear. I’m often asked if I’d just walked out of a salon on some days :P) so I never have to worry about my hair looking flat and lifeless and running my fingers through it neatens it up in a pinch! Haven’t owned a comb in a while haha!
- Meeting lovely people on my blogging journey, many of whom have become friends in real life; and not meeting any serial murderers…yet.
- Having a clean toilet at the workplace – the lighting sucks, but at least it’s clean and mostly dry
- Having a comfy couch at my albeit messy home to go back to and crash on, at the end of long work days. Bought it many years ago and it’s nicely broken in now
- Discovering the humble wash cloth/face flannel – totally changed my skin condition for the better
- Keeping my head screwed on right when the world around me seems to be going off its rocker
- Having the courage to undergo Lasik – about the only aesthetic enhancement I’d undergo – best thing I’ve ever done for myself
- Friends who go out of their way to allow me to disrupt their lives at short notice
- Having enough good food that I’m having to size up my clothes – can’t kid myself that I’m getting any thinner mmm… 😛
- Family who support my harebrained schemes (and who tell me off when it matters)
Of course, I am always, always thankful for you, you and YOU reading this and reading my blog. Thank YOU! Without all your support, Post #2855 would never have happened 😀
What are you thankful for?
If you’d prefer not to share, pause for a moment. Think about what you’re thankful for. You may realise that at the end of the day, it is the little things and not the material things that truly matter 🙂