Friday, November 29, 2013

I could easily list a hundred things I'm thankful for. I could go off into tangents, like being thankful for lists (which help me organize my feelings and thoughts and needs and plans) or being thankful for words (they're so magical!) or this blank box, for allowing me a little outlet.

So instead I will try to simplify it into a few big ones.

>I'm thankful for the people in my life. This means, Steele, who holds me together day in and day out. My parents and brother, who are my foundation. And my friends who fill in the cracks and provide me with motivation, inspiration, and laughter.

>I'm thankful for the opportunities I've been given and the tools I have available to me. The jobs I hold, and the skills I've gained over the past few years here.

>I'm thankful for this city that I've grown to call my own.

>I'm thankful for my home. For having a place to come back to every night, a place to maintain, and clean, and make my own. A kitchen to cook in and a bed to sleep in. Rooms to relax in and walls to decorate and windowsills to fill with little knickknacks. For my plant in the bedroom which continues to grow, and for the rug in my living room, and for the shelf above my stove. For all of the little details that make this apartment a home.

>And most of all, I'm thankful for light, which wraps around all the things I love and makes them real to me, light which gives them form. I'm thankful for the pure white light that filters in through my bedroom in the mornings, and the golden sunlight that cuts across the western hills at sunset. Where there is light, for me, there is happiness.

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