26 November 2009

Being thankful

We don't celebrate thanksgiving in the UK. I think it's a little bit of a shame.

We could all do with a day celebrating all the things we are thankful for.

Some days it's harder than others to see just how lucky we all are.
Days when our frustrations and gloom take over.
Some days it's so easy! We are buoyed up by our happiness and gratitude.

Let's make the buoyant days happen every day. Let's be thankful every day.

I am thankful for being in love.

I am thankful for the pleasure of reading.

I am thankful for parcels.

I am thankful for friends who make me laugh and brighten my day.

I am thankful for coffee.

I am thankful for Meisha, even though she stratched my hand to shreds last night the little monster.

I am thankful for people who care.

I am thankful for flying.
We will be spending NYE in Amsterdam!

I am thankful for internet shopping.

and I am thankful for my eyes, even though they're not perfect.


  1. I love your new watch. And yay for spending new years in amsterdam (: I'm equally thankful for the wonder that is the internet (: x

  2. i love your pictures...and that new watch is beautiful!

  3. Ooh, I love your watch!

    Great news you're going to Amsterdam for NYE.

    Have a great evening xo

  4. I loved your list of thanksgiving! Thank you for your thanksgiving wish.

  5. What a lovely list! I, too, am thankful for the pleasure of reading and the eyes I have to enjoy it.

  6. so many great things to be thankful for. i'm glad you are being thankful even without thanksgiving!

  7. that first picture is GORG! it does seem a little silly that thanksgiving isn't celebrated elsewhere...

  8. yay! you're coming to the Netherlands, will you meet up with family?


  9. I'm thankful for being just as I am... I'm thankful for everything!

    In amsterdam? really...? we are still thinking about NYE and we have to decide between London and Amsterdam!

  10. I think you should get to celebrate Thanksgiving too. I love your photos and that new watch too!!! XOXO

  11. your cat is soo cute. even though i don't like cats had to share that with you.

    and loove your new watch! internet shopping is the best/worst thing ever. haha

  12. I love that you give thanks anyway :) that's all that counts! Did you eat turkey too? that would be a bonus :)

  13. It's so lovely that you made this even though you don't officially celebrate Thanksgiving.
    It's a very beautiful thing to be thankful.

    I hope all is well <3

  14. You should celebrate with a big turkey dinner anyway.

    We made similar gratitude lists at Thanksgiving -- we went around the table and listed things we are thankful for. You're so right that we should be keeping tabs on our gratitude more often.


  15. Love your list. Reading is such a joy, I don't know what I would do if I couldn't!

    Mr. B looks fab in that picture!

  16. Love the list! Amsterdam for NYE? - lucky luck you!! And great watch!

  17. Love your list! I'm thankful for interweb friendships that connect new friends. xoxo

  18. Love the new watch babe!! Fantabulous.

  19. such a beautiful list. i'm so excited to hear about your amsterdam trip. fun!!

  20. We totally should think about our blessings more often. Lovely list lady!

  21. Yes, everyday we should be grateful.

    All these lovely things you mentioned here makes you one of the luckiest people in the world. :)

    And the world is lucky to have you for being grateful.