I‘m taking time out from my turkey-addled haze to get on the gratitude train. (Choo choo!) Now, y’all know that gratitude is my primary attitude, but on Thursdays I make a point of sharing it with everyone else.
Thanksgiving is no exception, of course.
Walking home through the park yesterday, I thought back on the year we’ve just had, and it occurred to me that it has been one of the very best years of my life. It has become clear to me that the presence of magic in my life is absolute. 2013 has been magnificent: so much has changed and shifted for me in the last (almost) 12 months.
Home is where the heart is, so it makes sense to start with Mike. I’m so thankful for him, and especially for his sense of humour, incredible passion and curiousity for the world around him, and ability to make me see things in a whole new way. (Also, his cooking. It is beyond words!)
I’m thankful for my parents and the way I feel when I’m at home with them. I’m thankful for their emails, my father’s text messages and the way they always want to Skype. I’m eternally grateful for their never-ending enthusiasm. They taught me that bringing your energy into everything is important, and it has carried me such a long way.
I’m thankful for all my other friends, too, who inspire me, send sweet emails, invite me out for drinks and dinner and rituals, make me laugh and keep life fascinating. I feel so lucky to be surrounded by such enchanting, irresistible and charming babes.
And finally, to you… Who I am sometimes fortunate enough to meet in the street, at airports, on trains and in strange, far-flung locations. You make my world go round. I simply adore you. I hope that wherever you are in the world, you’re having a fabulous day. Thank you for being a part of all this madness!
This weekend, I’m going to clear off my desk and start making some big, big plans for 2014. I can’t wait to get stuck in!
Photos by Corey Sleap.
P.S. I loved this post on Thanksgiving truth and prayers from Mystic Mamma.