Thanksgiving has come around again for those of us in the States. Last year, in addition to the usual things I have to be thankful for, I gave thanks for the small things in my daily life. So while I am indeed thankful for my husband, for my family, friends, for my cats, I am also thankful for other things.
I am thankful for trees. Trees make me very happy.
I am thankful for surprise flowers. I planted these flowers in the summer of 09 and they came back this past summer. Surprise! Nature took care of my flower boxes for me.
I am thankful for Paperbackswap. They let me trade books I have for books I want. The only cost is shipping one of my books to someone else. What a beautiful, beautiful idea.
I am thankful for destashing and receiving beautiful items I might otherwise have never known about.
I am thankful that I live in a country that makes it possible for me to be so poor and yet to have so much. I am spending the next year using up as much of my craft supplies as possible. Do you know how astonishing that is in a world view?! So I am very thankful to be as rich as I am.
I am very thankful for my ETSY supporters. Their purchases ease the holiday burden for us. Because we may be rich by most of the world’s standards, but we are very poor by this country’s. Without your support, the holidays would be a much tougher time for us. Thank you.
And last, but most certainly not least, I am thankful for moments like these.
Happy Thanksgiving everybody. Enjoy your holiday.