it just so happened that my weekly gratitude 30 photo challenge post fell on thursdays. and you know what that means… it means that this thursday is an extra special post. a thanksgiving, kick-off-the-holiday-season post. woo hoo!!
so, as you enjoy your day – wherever you are – as you gobble down turkey or go to work or play with your kids or hang out with friends or cry yourself to sleep or worry about tomorrow or remember your yesterdays or sip on a cup of tea, i hope that my pics provide you with a feeling of peace & calm, or a little chuckle, or just a moment for you to think about what you are grateful for today.
i just want to say that today, as i am separated from people who mean so much to me, and at the same time, surrounded by people who mean so much to me; today i am thankful for all of the people in my life. for those of you from my past, for all you americans, for all you swedes (and people living in sweden), for all of you readers who live all over the world… you all have touched me in many different ways. and on this thanksgiving, i give thanks for the connections, the friends, the family i have. each of you are a part of me. each of you have influenced me in one way or another. thank you for inspiring me, for supporting me, for teaching me. thank you for being you.
now, on with the pictures!
day 15: family
day 16: inspiration
day 17: weather
day 18: change
day 19: laughter
day 20: food
day 21: home.
i used my picture for home yesterday, when i wrote about my homesickness, so i decided to just post my thanksgiving wishes here for you instead. of course, i am so very thankful for my home. for knowing that wherever i am, i am home – as long as i have my love, and as long as i have all of the people i carry with me, who have made me who i am.
on this thanksgiving day here in sweden, it’s cloudy and gray. i’ve got to work a little, but in between the work & the laundry, i’m gonna light candles and kick off my holiday season with some holiday movies: miracle of 34th street to be exact. and, of course, charlie brown’s thanksgiving. hope you have a great thursday, too!