Happy Thanksgiving yall! AND, HAPPY HILARIE’S BIRTHDAY!!! Texas is treating me right, and I am just so so thankful to get to spend this time with my family and friends. So, while I’m on the topic, it’s time for a Top Ten post.
Hilarie’s Top Ten Things to be Thankful For This Thanksgiving:
-Our families. My parents pretty much rock. They weren’t perfect, but they managed to raise us to be practically perfect. (Insert my Mother’s sarcastic “Ha!” here.). Seriously though, I know they will love and support me no matter what, which means the world. My in-laws are just as awesome. Husband and I are VERY lucky. We both have great relationships with our in-laws, which I hear is rare, so for that, I am extremely thankful.
-Our friends. I don’t know how to explain how great our friends are….they’re just too good. I am so thankful to have friends who make me laugh, lift me up, understand and accept all of me (even the crazy parts), aren’t afraid to tell me when I’m making a mistake, and would never allow me to leave the house looking a fool.
-My job. It is not always easy or fun, but I enjoy being there. I adore my boss. I get to spend all day with adorable children, there’s a Starbucks across the street, and it’s only a ten minute walk from my apartment. Doesn’t get much better than that. Although, a raise couldn’t hurt….(wink).
-My freedom to get online write whatever I want and post it without fear of breaking a law…just a fear of being judged by my peers. Writing about my panic and anxiety issues has been the greatest therapy. I love being honest and expressing myself through here daily. So, thank all of you for accepting me as I am, and for actually reading about my daily adventures.
-The ability to travel. Traveling is by far my most favorite thing to do. Through all my adventures I have learned to be more accepting, compassionate, and patient with everyone. I not only appreciate what other cultures have to offer, but have an even greater appreciation for my own culture. Seeing so many corners of the world has taught me a great deal about myself, and keeps me inspired to keep traveling and learning.
-Makeup. As superficial as this is, I am SO thankful to be able to cover any zits, red spots, or dark circles I may have in the morning. If I ever fail to apply eye makeup I am always asked “Do you feel well?” or “Are you exhausted?”…it never fails, which proves how necessary my makeup is. So thank you makeup, and Sephora.
-Coffee. Without you mornings would be miserable, my afternoon breaks would be lonely, and my barista would certainly miss making my soy iced lattes.
-The dogs of NYC (Belle included). My favorite part of our early morning Central Park walks are loving on the hundreds of other pooches enjoying the off-leash hours. New York is very dog friendly. It’s so fun to see dogs shopping at Bergdorf Goodmans, walking down 5th Avenue, and eating at The Barking Dog Luncheon.
-Tex Mex food. If I didn’t have tacos, beans and rice, and salsa to eat, I’d starve. Gracias!
-Husband. Everyday I am more and more thankful to have him in my laugh. I don’t know how I survived life without him. He keeps me calm, makes me life, and is always challenging me to keep my on my toes. Thank you Husband for cooking when I’m hungry, putting on Gilmore Girls when I’m sick, playing on your cell phone when I’m shopping, and for pointing out all my grammatical errors when I write. You’re the best.
Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Hilarie’s Birthday to all of you! Count your blessings!