Hello, all internet turkeys (and pigs)! Hey, y’all!
So, here in America we celebrate this day called Thanksgiving, and it’s a day that supposedly originated from pilgrims not knowing how to grow food in their new land (that’s true, we clueless white people were very clueless and often racist ) so there were some very kind Native Americans that did know how to grow food to help them out by sharing a meal all as one big group (this meal did not happen, p. sure, but maybe it did, so let’s pretend it did anyway). Today, though, this meal has become a family time to eat certain foods (like turkeys and pigs–sorry, friends) and spend time together (and watch football, but all in the name of thankfulness).
Today, we want to spend some time telling y’all what the day is really about, though, which is things we are thankful for and spending some time thinking about those things.
So, here’s a list, dudes:
- Reunions with friends (like with our friend K who has moved off for school not too long ago; thankfully getting together with her is like picking up right where we left off).
- Late nights with friends doing a number of random things (YouTube videos, mouse chasing, horror movies, espresso making, etc.) and probably not knowing what on earth we were doing but trying anyway.
- This blog, duh. Even though this year has had it’s difficulties with us being able to post together. I love this blog and all it represents and I know ACG does too. AMEN
- Chances to grow and do more “grown up” things, both as friends and by ourselves. Learning who we are and how we fit into this world around us is an experience that occasionally hurts but I am so thankful to have.
- On a super serious note, recovering and healing from some dark times, for having best friends who help you grow from pain and keep fighting on bad days.
- Family, particularly my brother that lets me call him a schmiegel (based on the villians in a horror movie) and offers to beat people up to protect me (or AJA) at the drop of a hat (and totally could because he’s strong enough to crush a man with his pinkie).
- Second (& third) families. The families that aren’t biologically related but still claim you, take care of you, and help you become your best.
- Late night (or middle of the afternoon) conversations with AJA about life, liberty, and all the things we don’t actually have time to talk about on a regular basis. (Also things that may sound like dumb questions but we entertain and talk about anyway, since everyone needs [at least] a friend like that in their life.) (Strangely enough, I was thankful for this one last year, too, although I’m not entirely sure why. ;P)
- Learning lots of things from traditional education things to things about each other and ourselves, new experiences (something I’m becoming more thankful for each year), and new ways of thinking.
- Things falling into place how they’re supposed to. They may not have always made sense at first, and not everything is perfect or anywhere close to smooth. But things are becoming what they were always supposed to be, and with that comes the knowledge that life happens in some pretty mysterious ways that end up being the best for everyone. That’s true ❤ so grateful for the fact things do always go the way they ought to in the end.
Keep your cornucopia close and your heart closer! ❤ ;P 🙂 😀 😉 O.o
Drive safely ❤