I am thankful for many things on a daily basis: my health, my family, my friends, and my wonderful life with its wonderful opportunities, just to name a few. Those are givens, and one of my goals is to voice my gratitude for them more often and not save it just for Thanksgiving.
So today, yes, I am thankful for all of the above, but I am also feeling a heightened sense of thankfulness for more specific things I have experienced thus far today. I thought I'd share some of them with you.
1 :: I am thankful that the roads in LA are almost (almost) completely empty today. Driving was a breeze, and bonus: I hit a million green lights and cruised through a million yellow lights as well. I can't even fathom how different my life would be if the roads were that amazing every day, but for now, I am just grateful for being able to experience it at all.
3 :: Also boyfriend related: Toby just got his very first smartphone (awww), and has subsequently become very attached to Instagram. He enjoys posting photos upside down. Annoying? Yes. But also endearing (don't tell him I said that), because it's very Toby-like. Here's a photo he just posted today:
The caption for this photo is "Turkey in the oven. Charlie on my lap. Beer number two. Lions winning! I ♥ Thanksgiving."
You guys, he used a heart! Like, a real heart! Not even I do that (I don't even know how to do it), and I'm a social media addict. So today I am thankful for my boyfriend surprising me by being super cute and internet savvy when I least expect it.
3. I am thankful for the effing weather in Los Angeles (that sounds angry, but I use the f-word in all situations of life; in this case, it's meant to be ecstatic). While not very Thanksgiving-like, at least for a Minnesota girl like me, it is absolutely gorgeous outside today, so I ain't complainin'. I still get to wear my sweater boots. =]
|I just took this - ignore the power lines and take a gander at those mountains in the background!|
The second reason I love the internet is this:
Those, my friends, are wine sippy cups (buy them here), and without the internet (or Buzzfeed), I never would have heard of them. If I'm being honest, these are the reason I am most thankful to be alive today. So. Awesome.
I'll stop here - I should go join my friends and be social. I hope your day is wonderful and beautiful and filled with loved ones and wine and food babies.
Happy Thanksgiving to all, and to all a good night!