By JT Ellison
A friend wrote me yesterday asking for a few sentences on what I’m grateful for this Thanksgiving. I dutifully gave her my list, which I assume is similar in nature to most others. Family, friends, gifts, etc.
But there are a lot of things in this world I am thankful for this year. So, in no particular order, a (non)exhaustive list.
- Writer friends who let me whine and buy me wine
- Non-writer friends who look at me like I’m insane, or brilliant, or both
- Parents who are living, healthy, still married and rather fun to be with
- Carmex. Enough said.
- Those little fur mice that my cats adore; it’s so nice to find them wet and soggy underfoot in the mornings
- Earl Grey tea
- A husband who unloads the dishwasher and makes tea for me in the morning
- My MacBook Air
- Being surrounded by professionals who have my best interest at heart
- The love of strangers
- Progressive lenses
- The freedom to pursue my dreams
- The people who fight for me so I can pursue my dreams
- And stories. Thank God for stories.
- Instagram – no, really.
- Pinterest – and this one is special, because, you know, VISION BOARDS!
- Hot showers on cold days
- Warm crackly fires
- The dust that rises in a poof when you open an old book long on the shelf (not to be seen as a commentary on my housekeeping skills)
- Rembrandt tooth whitening toothpaste
- Creme de la Mer
- Boots and skinny jeans and leggings
- 80s music aka “First Wave” on Sirius XM
- The Clash
- That I’ve been given a gift, and the ability to share it with others
- My very old Coach dayplanner cover that fits my new Quo Vadis Exaclaire Journal 21 perfectly
- Amazon Prime
- Indie bookstores
- Inappropriate movies
- Harry Potter
- Advil – All. Those. Bookshelves.
- Hot baths
- The moment when you start reading a book and realize it’s going to be a brilliant ride
- Pillow forts
- Ghost kittens
- That article in the Daily Mail that suggested I lay off wheat (adios, 15 pounds this year)
- Gluten-free pie crusts
- That my body still does the things I ask of it
- Redecorating to address needs. Like a yoga room. And more bookshelves.
- Did I mention the best husband in the world?
- Those awesome little cloths that actually clean your glasses
- Kind Bars
- Rainy days in Paris
You get the idea. I could go on and on. But entirely non-irreverently, I am so very thankful for you. For coming here, and reading, and cheering on, and all that. HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
What are you thankful for today?
Via: JT Ellison