Giving thanks.

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Hi everyone, happy Thanksgiving! My posts have been kind of melancholy lately so I wanted to take this opportunity to talk about some of the things that I’m thankful for this Thanksgiving day. It’s so easy to get hung up on our hardships and forget about all of the blessings in our lives.

First of all, I’m so thankful to have such a wonderful mom by my side, I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again; she’s my angel. And, I’m so grateful for those amazing people in my family who are so loving and supportive, as well as my best friend JB, who’s stood by me for many years now, through thick and thin. I’m also thankful for my cat who has been an enormous comfort (and cuddle-er) to me for most of my life.

I’m eternally grateful to live in a country where I don’t have to dread the cost of surgeries, hospital stays and doctor appointments. I’ve never had to bear the burden of the cost of those things and how it would impact my parents and my future. And more than that; I’m thankful to live somewhere that grants me access to those things in the first place.

I’m thankful to have food, shelter, running water, electricity and heat. It’s easy to take these things for granted so I try to always remind myself how lucky I am to have them. I’m thankful that I live in a country with admirable human rights, where I don’t have to fear each day for my life and freedom.

I’m so, so thankful that I still have my vision. It may not be what I had hoped but I truly treasure having it at all. The things I’ve gone through with my eyes have really taught me not to take sight for granted. I’m thankful for art, music and writing, they all give so much meaning and joy to my existence. I can’t even begin to imagine a world without them.

Last but certainly not least, I’m super thankful for this blog and my amazing online family (you guys!). You enrich my life and help get me through some pretty heavy stuff. I’m so lucky to have such incredible people in my life and I thank you all from the bottom of my heart!

Much love to you all. Have a happy Thanksgiving. ♥ xx