To all the quirky souls all over the world, American or not . . I wish you a very happy Thanksgiving! Today is the day in the U.S. when we celebrate all that we are grateful for.
Before we eat, we always go around the table to share what we are grateful for in my family’s Thanksgiving. I am in California this year, but I still love this tradition, so let’s pretend we are all gathered together.
Here’s what I am grateful for:
–you, all you people who are part of this quirky adventure with me, I’m truly grateful you have let me into your hearts and I let you into mine, as we discover what it is to be ourselves, alone and together
–my creativity and this mess of index cards that sits on the carpet as I write this to you, as I sit in the mystery of discovering the narrative of the memoir I am working on. The creative process is challenging. It is chaotic and wild. It is a mystery and I love mystery.
–my family, friends, and everyone who comes into my life to help me light the way. We truly learn through other people.
–tango bliss and travel highs
–the freedom to be quirkyalone and quirkytogether (a path that I am continually discovering. . . )
Here’s a post I wrote for Thanksgiving three years ago. I re-read it and it still holds, so here is my Thanksgiving gift to you. It works whether you are single or partnered, it’s about being grateful for existence: Click HERE to read “Be Grateful for Being Single”
What are you grateful for this year? Click here to share. Excited to read your answers on the blog!
P.S. Rejoice in these words (posted by my Facebook friend Val) if you’re choosing to luxuriate in solitude for all or part of the day. “This person realizes that staying home means blowing off everyone this person has ever known. But the desire to stay in is very strong. This person wants to run a bath and then read in bed.”— Miranda July, No One Belongs Here More Than You
I’m grateful for:
–my chosen family and selective quirky members of my birth family Thank you, Sasha, for helping me add to my chosen family!
–my recent reminder that it’s okay to take time to take care of my body.
–my life not always going according to plan, even though I sometimes have a difficult time accepting it.
–my realization that I can ALWAYS be my fully present, engaged, excited, giggly, quirkyself, whether quirkyalone or quirkytogether. Sometimes I have to wear a protective cloak around my quirks, but I suppose that’s a valuable lesson too.
I’m sending light to all of you!