Thursday 26 November 2009

Giving Thanks

Today is Thanksgiving in America and seeing as I’m kind of an Adopted American I thought that I’d join in the celebrations!!!! Not by eating Turkey or Pumpkin Pie (urrggghh!!) but by giving thanks for all the amazing things in my life:

- Family and friends near and far. From my home town to London to New Zealand and California I’m grateful for all the wonderful people that I’m lucky enough to have in my life.

- A steady job. That may sound kind of cheesy but with the way the world is now it’s a weight off my mind that my job is secure and not under any threat of redundancy like many people I know.

- Enough money to pay the bills. Kinda related to the point above but if I have enough money to pay the bills and to keep the roof over our heads then I can generally work the other stuff out.

- The Internet. Yes I could live without it but it makes keeping in touch and up to date so much easier and what would I do each evening without my little blog to write???

- Christmas songs - will soon be gone again for another year. Don’t misunderstand me I DO like Christmas just not the songs that start in October.

- Health. Ok so I may not be the healthiest person in the world with my liver stuff still ongoing but at least I and my family are not in pain or suffering. Prayers to the Mayhew family that Anissa keeps improving.

- Love. I may not have found THE one yet but I have plenty of love in my life from aforementioned friends and family as well as JoJo & Mikes beautiful beach wedding to look forward to. It constantly amazes me the unconditional love that I receive from a certain 7 year old no matter how cranky I’m feeling and she of course is my number one reason to be grateful:

Happy Thanksgiving to all xx


  1. Love that you are joining in our American holiday. You have so much to be thankful for. I thank you for your perspective on my "grown-up" son. I completely lost it with him today and your words truly helped. So thank you!

  2. Thought about you much over the last few days. Thankful for my birthday card (even though the Royal Mail mutilated the envelope & had to send it to me in a plastic bag...the card wasn't damaged!)
    You would have enjoyed dessert this year - no pumpkin pie, only 4 types of leftover birthday cake & 3 types of leftover cookies! Next year I get to be a turkey as my birthday will fall right on Thanksgiving! Miss you terribly,Mom