Things I'm thankful for these days:
- Autumn. I am trying to be outdoors more this season instead of starting my hibernation too early. I would rather be inside with a cup of hot chocolate and the whole first season of Downton Abbey instead of raking leaves.
- Friendship. More specifically, the friendships I've developed through blogging. When I decided to start a blog years ago I had no idea how influential and important your friendship would be. And I had never met any of my blogging buddies in person until I met Colleen and now she is one of my dearest friends. She reminds me of Joseph Campbell because she's an amazing writer (now published!!!) and because she is a voracious learner. Sara always has spot-on book recommendations for me. And Tiffany recently reminded me I should be planting garlic NOW. And thanks to her I heard this beautiful song. (Yes, I know I must be the only person left on the planet who hadn't heard of them...)
- My amazing Bean. I think I will always be afraid that my teenage daughter might turn into an alien at some point but right now I am so grateful to have the relationship we do. It amazes me sometimes how much love you can feel for one little being- a rumpled up combination of confidence and insecurity, interested in everything, deciding her fate, planning her life, charting her course. Bubble tea, sushi, sketchbooks, music. Kindness. Silliness. Her laughter drifting down the stairs.
What are you thankful for these days?