I have been traveling through Asia for 11 months and, like Elton John, I’m still standing. Today is Thanksgiving. On this day of gratitude, a slew of things come to mind.

I’m thankful for 11 months of summer, $1 meals, 2 hour skype calls, ceiling fans, e-books, sunsets, and stray dogs that don’t bite.

I’m thankful eggs do not have to be refrigerated. (They don’t, America, they don’t.)

I’m thankful for the people who made me feel at home when I was 8,761 miles from mine.

I’m thankful for the flyest, smartest, most big-hearted friends in the world. I, so, deserve them.

I’m thankful for artists, visionaries, risk takers, and nurturers.

I’m thankful for Curtis Mayfield and these lyrics:

I’m thankful for the mistakes I’ve made and the people who forgave me for making them.

I’m thankful for that gut feeling.

I’m thankful for you. You give me life. You are my reason.

What are you thankful for? What easy to miss thing are you thankful for?

Categories: Inspiration


Ginny · 12/05/2014 at 10:51 pm

Wow – 11 months! I can hardly believe it! Miss you.

Sab · 12/05/2014 at 6:36 am

Thanks for the tip on eggs. I researched why we refrigerate in America. Apparently, for good reason as the industrial farming practices here are much more filthy than overseas. No wonder there’s a growing number of urbanites with chicken coops in their backyard. Check it out – http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2013/12/07/refrigerating-chicken-eggs.aspx


Teri · 12/03/2014 at 10:30 am

So beautiful! I love your inspirational posts. Simple yet insightful 🙂

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