Viewing entries tagged with 'thanks'
I love me some food at Thanksgiving (to be honest, I love food pretty much all of the time). And I'm not accustomed to family conversations about what we're thankful for. However, I think there is value in actually taking a time out to really think about the people and things we are thankful for.
I've never really understood cloth napkins. I mean, you need to wash them them after each meal. Seems like a bit too much cleaning to me. That said, as I've gotten older (ugh, maybe I should say "wiser"?), I've realized that paper towels and paper napkins are on the wasteful side. So I recently invested in my very first, super adult cloth napkins.
Ugh, I have been falling behind. Yep, it's a week until Thanksgiving and I am just now putting these up. You know what's worse? I have a few more Thanksgiving things to put up over the next couple of days...and those will be even closer to the holiday.
I am thankful for science. Not just that it exists, as the fact that it exists is just a natural part of being, but that it is supported by our society to the extent that it is.
I have spent many a day (turned into evenings, turned into late nights) with a book in my hands. I've gotten lost in the hopeful prairie towns of the 1800s, the promise of far off worlds of the future, the despair of WWII, and the warnings of group think.
I am thankful for travel. The ability to cross the country, or even oceans, in a matter of hours. To experience cultures and ways of living that, for most people, would not have been possible 100 years ago.
Christine, my awesome (soon to be) sister-in-law. I know you’re still a month away from “officially” joining the family, but it’s hard to remember a time when you weren’t a part of our family.
It seems like a simple thing to be thankful for but, if you think about it, it is really one of the most important aspects of our lives.
I am thankful for my house. I mean, I am seriously in love with this place. And even though both Jared and I have worked really hard in order to get this house, I still feel incredibly lucky that it is, indeed, ours.
Growing up, I often resented the fact that I lived in a tiny town. The mall only had one clothing store, the movie theater was small, and everyone in town knew who you were and what you were up to.