Monday, November 24, 2014

Not another thankful post..

I know these are everywhere and you are probably sick of seeing these. I know they pretty much all say the same thing. I know we should be thankful year round, and not just for November. I know I am Australian and have no claim on Thanksgiving... But... It's good to think (or write) about the things we are thankful for. So, as is my motto for everything, why not... Here are all the things I am currently trying not to take for granted:

1 - My hubby. Awwww sappy soppyness. I know. But you know, he's pretty awesome and wonderfully good to me especially when I don't deserve it.


2 - My mummy. Gosh if my daughter moved overseas, I'd hate her. My mum misses me, but she only throws the occasional guilt trip my way. I'm lucky to have her.


3 - My family. My brothers, my nana, my cousins.. I love them all.



4 - My girlfriends. I used to think the amount of friends I had mattered, but now that I am older - I know it's quality over quantity.



5 - My cats. Duh. They are like children, they get into everything and break my valuables. But I love them.


6 - The blogging community. Double duh. Before I blogged I would read how bloggers loved the community and the friends they'd made and I just rolled my eyes, like how can you make friends online talking about yourself? Well, I was wrong. The blogging community is the bomb dot com.


7 - Books. For allowing me to escape, dream, live other lives and to never be alone.


8 - My good health. Sure I have a few issues, but I am alive, healthy and able bodied. I can run, I can lift furniture, I can eat chocolate and nuts (because that allergy would suck).


9 - Immigration. Because without them, I wouldn't be here with my husband, girlfriends and cats. So thank you very much. But now may I please have an updated green card? You know, the one I sent in for in April?



10 - The Internet. For blogging, asking questions, stalking people and of course staying in contact with people on the other side of the world. It is so wonderful.


I mean, there are a million other things I am thankful for, but these are the top 10 for today. I'm thinking perhaps next year I'll start a gratitude journal - such a good idea.

What are you thankful for?

67 comments:

  1. I love thankful posts, they are so happy and fun to read!!!!! I'm thankful for the blogging community, too! Glad we get to be friends because of it!

    That picture of you and your mummy is precious!

    ReplyDelete
  2. bahahahahhaha for blogging and stalking <---- I mean duhhhh stalking is like number one right? ;-) Seriously though I feel the same way so thankful for blogging and all the amazing women (like you!) that I have "met" through this crazy community. I love thankful posts such good reminders!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Love this list! I am so glad I chose to start my blog. It has really made such an impact and I've met so many great girls including you!! xo

    ReplyDelete
  4. Love this girl!!! I can't imagine not having the internet. How would I stalk people without it?!?! And I am so thankful to have met all of you amazing ladies through blogging! I can't imagine never knowing you guys now! Hope you have an amazing week love!

    <3, Pamela
    sequinsandseabreezes.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  5. So I was visiting with my sister in law this weekend and she asked if I had read Pride and Prejudice and when I said no she gasped and told me I had to read it immediately and that she had read it a million times. Made me think of you...so now because of you and my sister in law this is on my to read list next!

    ReplyDelete
  6. I agree that it's nice to take time out to list the things you're thankful for. Who cares that there are already posts like this circulating -- there should be! And anyway, I like your list :) Hooray for having so much to be thankful for (though immigration seriously needs to get on the ball. April? Geez...)! I hope you have a lovely Thanksgiving, my dear :D
    ~Gianni~

    ReplyDelete
  7. Never sick of these posts. I am big on taking time to appreciate and be thankful every day of the year. I think that's how you stay happy and attract good to your life, by appreciating what you already have. GREAT list.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Great idea for a post and good list! Happy Thanksgiving week lady :)

    ReplyDelete
  9. I'll just exchange cats for dogs :)
    You ars so right, those allergies would totally suck

    ReplyDelete
  10. Health! This is such a huge one. I'm very thankful for the ability to be healthy and run :)

    ReplyDelete
  11. I never get tired of these posts! It is always a good idea to acknowledge who/what you are thankful for.

    At the moment I am thankful for umbrellas and rain boots since Georgia decided to have monsoon weather today. ;)

    ReplyDelete
  12. It doesn't matter where you're from, when you're here during thanksgiving you get to celebrate it! And yes, thank god for no chocolate allergies. I mean, I just bought lays wavy potato chips covered in chocolate. Oh my yum!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  13. Nope, I'm never tired of seeing others' gratitude! You have a ton to be thankful for, and that's awesome. I was totally with you on loving the blogging community... I thought you couldn't make friends on the internet without actually meeting them! Wrong.

    ;)

    ReplyDelete
  14. I never get tired of Thankful posts, they are sweet! :) Hahaha, I agree chocolate and nut allergies would be horrid! And I also thought it was strange when I saw people talking about relationships built from blogging, now I totally get it!

    ReplyDelete
  15. I personally love seeing these posts, they are some of my favorites!! I think good health tops the list of me...because with out seriously we couldn't enjoy anything!

    ReplyDelete
  16. I seem to agree with everyone else on here! I love reading them! And such a good picture of you and your hubs!

    ReplyDelete
  17. Well this is perfect on every single level and I can agree with 100% of these! Great post! xoxo

    ReplyDelete
  18. I definitely don't get sick of these posts. Gratitude is never bad and it doesn't matter you're not originally from here. You're here now so celebrate the crap out of it!

    ReplyDelete
  19. love this! its so important to say thanks for the things in your life -- im working on my post for thursday ;) im incredibly grateful for my husband, family and bun in the oven! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

    ReplyDelete
  20. I love this! First of all, your hair looks AMAZING in that first photo of you and your hubby. Also, you totally have a claim on Thanksgiving because you live here (that's how I feel anyway. Haha) Also, I love how you put INS on here. I totally get waiting for stuff...they are so slow! There were a few times my green card had been expired for months, and I was still waiting on a replacement. So frustrating. One of the reasons why I finally took the plunge and became a citizen!

    ReplyDelete
  21. Welcome to America: Where every day in November is a day we concentrate on being thankful via social media.
    Like Jana said, gratitude is never a bad thing! Plus, now you have to celebrate anyway :)

    ReplyDelete
  22. It's always great to be thankful - especially for the simplest things in life like family and friends. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving week :)

    ReplyDelete
  23. I actually really like all the thankful post. I think its nice people are reminded not to take things for granted. And your hair is perfect!! So pretty in every picture! So jealous!

    ReplyDelete
  24. I love seeing these posts! And I'm totally with you on the blogging community - I definitely did not understand it until it sucked me in, haha!

    ReplyDelete
  25. lol i think you're probably the first person to say you're thankful for the USCIS. maybe one of your readers works there and can move things along ;)

    ReplyDelete
  26. I am thankful for you and the rest of my bloggy friends! When are you coming to NYC? You have to meet up with me and the girls from Sequin Notebook!

    ReplyDelete
  27. Pretty much all of the same things. Almost. :) My job even though it isn't exactly up my alley. Creative outlets. Thrift stores. Music. Winter. Netflix... Gilmore Girls. Burt's Bees. Nail polish. -all the essentials. Cute photos! :) XO -Alexandra

    Simply Alexandra: My Favorite Things

    ReplyDelete
  28. Your kitty is incredibly adorable! He/she looks like snuggle bug. :) I loved reading your list. I never get tired of reading these types of posts. They are always a good reminder to be thankful for the blessings we have in our lives.

    ReplyDelete
  29. So many great things! My hubby, health, pup and home are some top things I'm extra thankful for! And the blogging community for sure :)

    ReplyDelete
  30. LOL at that that pinterest picture. Love this entire post. :) Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!

    ReplyDelete
  31. So many things to be thankful for, I think it is good for us all to reflect on that! I sure am thankful for the blogging community because I have friends like you! My list would include my husband, dogs, family, our home, my job, health, and endless TV shows and books to keep me entertained!

    ReplyDelete
  32. Aw these posts never get old so don't worry!! What I am thankful for is pretty much the same! My husband, family, friends, my pup and kitty, good healthy, roof over my head, a good job, my blogger babes you know all that good stuff! Have a great start to your week!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeatsoles.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  33. So much to be thankful for, especially family and good quality friends. Blogging is pretty amazing! Health is a really good one too.

    ReplyDelete
  34. You are too cute! Im so thankful for a lot of things in spite of a sucky year and I agree the blogging community is one of them :)

    ReplyDelete
  35. First of all, you are just stunning! And you and your husband are just adorable! Love this list and think it's important to count our blessings often! Happy thanksgiving!

    ReplyDelete
  36. I always love a good thankful post! And totally agree about the blogging community - I think it's one of those things you can't understand til you're "in" it :) I'd be lost without you guys now!

    ReplyDelete
  37. I like your list. I'm a total cat person too.

    ReplyDelete
  38. Agree with alll of these! I only live about 10 hours from my mom, but I am very thankful she rarely...okay not that often, guilt trips me.

    ReplyDelete
  39. I love the thankful posts! :) I've been doing them 1x a week this whole month bc it's a good reminder that I should stop and be grateful more than just one day a year! Your list rocks- and the ecard about Pinterest definitely made me LOL!

    ReplyDelete
  40. Hah shout out to immigration - love the list! There's always much to be thankful for and it's great to list it out. #teamcats

    ReplyDelete
  41. Hahaha! I love that Pinterest meme! I feel like that about my blog, too. When I'm pinning stuff now (e.g Taylor Swift images, LOL) it's for a PROJECT. It's important. hee hee. And 100% agree about the blogging community. I felt exactly the same way before blog - I didn't think bloggers could really like or know each other and they all secretly hated each other. I am so happy to be wrong on that and to "know" super awesome people like you.

    ReplyDelete
  42. I have my post scheduled for Wednesday, and we have a few overlapping items ;) I love this post though. I don't care how many show up in my feed, it's always great to see people showing some humility and gratitude (not that you don't act those ways all the time or anything!) and it's great to have a reminder for all of us of what we take for granted. Also, HEAR YOU on the quality over quantity thing. It's been a big thing in my life this year, and I'm glad for it in the end!

    ReplyDelete
  43. ha! Blogging and stalking! The internet is how I keep up to date with what is cool and new. I am definitely an old lady now. I was the same way about making friends blogging and now I refer to bloggers as my friends.

    You are so right, it is quality over quantity!

    ReplyDelete
  44. These are great! You have so much to be thankful for. It's the perfect time of year to take stock of everything and realize how good things are:) And yay for blogging friends:)

    ReplyDelete
  45. Cute post! All very important things in life. Definitely quallty of friends is what's more important than quantity. It becomes apparent the older you get.

    ReplyDelete
  46. You've got a lot to be thankful for! I love books as an escape too :)

    ReplyDelete
  47. Love this post and I can't get over how cute you and your hubby are!
    ~Elise @ Highheelsglitteringeyes.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  48. I feel the same way about friends... when I was younger and didn't have many I felt like a loser. But now I know better. Quality over quantity FO SHO!
    And I feel the same way about the blogging community, too. I used to think people were weirdos if they could connect to someone online this way... but it happens and you meet some of the BEST people!

    ReplyDelete
  49. So this is actually the first thankful post I've seen, haha & I love every bit of it! I'm so thankful for the blogging community too- I never realized it was more about the relationships and community than the actual content of the posts.

    ReplyDelete
  50. It's always good to read a thankful post. Yes, to the blogging community...I use to roll my eyes too, and I just met Shannon for lunch today (who I would not know without blogging!). All very good things to be grateful for!

    ReplyDelete
  51. What a great list!!!
    I totally agree on friends - quality over quantity!!!

    ReplyDelete
  52. Such a fun list! Love your reason for loving books and the internet. For stalking obvi. ;) You and your husband are the absolute most adorable! Does your mom get to visit the states often?

    ReplyDelete
  53. All the pictures you posted with your list are just perfect! My list would be pretty close to the same, excluding good health, because I need to work on that. And, I am so un-blog-famous, that I haven't really met that many folks...but I'm working on that too. I'd add music. Music truly speaks to me. I have no musically talent, but I love listening to music.

    ReplyDelete
  54. I didn't know you were from Australia?! I'm going there tomorrow!!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

    ReplyDelete
  55. Love this post - so many great things to be grateful for. I'm the same with friends these days. It's definitely quality over quantity! And this blogging community has really blown me away. I never understood it before I blogged but now I do and I'm so incredibly grateful to have met so many wonderful people!

    ReplyDelete
  56. i had no idea you had to apply again for an update green card. i thought once you were married, that was it! my step aunt just married a guy in england after 8 years of long distance and the process was crazy!!

    ReplyDelete
  57. I love reading thankful posts! And you live in the US now, you can totally claim Thanksgiving! Hah. :) It's amazing how many awesome people you can meet in the blogging community. I'm definitely thankful for that.

    ReplyDelete
  58. Hahaha your list is so you, at least the way I think of you:) I love all of these things too, except your hubby of course. Although he is very cute:)

    ReplyDelete
  59. Great thankful list! I enjoyed the read!

    God bless,
    XO, Claire
    Http://www.littlemissfashionqueen.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  60. Love thankful post! And your list is the best! I'm pretty thankful for the Internet too :) Pretty sure my mom would hate me if I moved overseas, so it's awesome that your mom is so supportive!

    ReplyDelete
  61. I love thankful posts! These are all so great. You have so much to be thankful for! I LOL'ed at "how can you make friends online talking about yourself?" I'm honestly amazed we've all been able to do this, but still very thankful that it's somehow possible ;)

    ReplyDelete
  62. Awh this is such a great list!! I loved seeing Pride & Prejudice there because I'm playing it on Netflix in the background right now. I've had it on repeat for a week!

    It's so true that it's quality over quantity that counts with girlfriends. I feel really lucky to have a handful of really close girlfriends. I think I took that for granted when we all lived so close together, but now that we all live in different places, I really appreciate them!

    ReplyDelete
  63. This is cute and I am SO not sick of seeing thankful posts. In fact, we should probably make them more often!

    (You just had to slip P&P in there, huh?)

    ReplyDelete
  64. Agreed with quality over quantity when it comes to friends for sure!! All such great things to be thankful for!

    ReplyDelete
  65. Love these things that you are thankful for! That picture of you and your hubs is so cute! :) I agree, if my daughter ever moves that far I will hate her :) lol.

    ReplyDelete
  66. Post them as many times as you want. I love to read about it.

    ReplyDelete

Thank you so much for your comment! I reply to my comments via email, but I can't do that if you are a no-reply blogger :-) If you are here to be a troll, please kindly bugger off. Thanks!