Happy Thanksgiving to all my American friends. I hope you’re enjoying tons of yummy food and are spending the day with all your loved ones. Unfortunately, we don’t celebrate this holiday here in Germany, but that shouldn’t keep anyone from thinking about what they are thankful for.
I am thankful for my family. Sure, we have our differences and sometimes, I just really, really, really want to move out, but overall, I have it pretty good. They all support me, no matter what happens in my life or what I decide to do. I always have a roof over my head and they help me out, whenever I’m in need. Especially my mom has always been my number one supporter. Some people say that’s what families are for but I know people where help and support like this isn’t necessarily a given, so I’m grateful to have it.
I am thankful for my friends. A life without friends would just not be fun. Over the years, some people have come and gone but some great ones have stayed and I love having them in my life. I have so many great memories that I wouldn’t want to miss for anything in the world and I’m always looking forward to making new ones. My best friend and I have known each other for over 18 years now so you can imagine how many memories we share. You really don’t need a ton of friends if you have a few good ones.
I am thankful for my education. Yeah sure, so far it hasn’t gotten me the job I worked hard for, but ultimately, it will pay off. So many children around the world would love to learn how to read and write but don’t have the opportunity, so we should definitely not take it for granted. And especially university was pretty fun. I learned so much that I was actually interested in and it also taught me a lot about myself. So if young people are reading this and you’re hating school right now, hang in there. It’s really not that bad.
I am thankful for travelling. To actually have the possibilities to travel the whole world is something that amazes me. I mean hellooo, airplanes? I will always be stunned like a little kid that they actually fly everywhere and stay up. It is a great privilege to visit places, get to know different cultures and to extend your horizon.
I am thankful for technology. I’m a blogger. How could I not be? Sure, I guess you can live a happy life when you’ve never known a phone, computer or camera, but once you do there is no going back. I have to admit that I have a pretty unhealthy addiction but I just can’t help myself. I can hardly go a day without being on my computer and not touching my phone is just out of question. It’s the first and last thing everyday that I have in my hand. I know, bad habit but oh well. I’m single and nobody cares.
I am thankful for being a godmother. The little rascal is turning six next month. They really grow up way too fast. It made me so happy when his parents chose me and I really love spending time with him. We have a pretty close relationship and I wouldn’t want it any other way.
I am thankful for my room. I’ve always had a special relationship with my room. Until a year ago, it completely looked like a crazy pink Disneyland but after coming back from living a year abroad, I was over it. So now it’s not as crazy anymore but still very different from any room my friends have ever lived in. I’m just a little out of the ordinary. I just love being in it because it’s my sanctuary and my personal happy place. And oh the stories my walls could tell…
I am thankful for Disney. Yeah, I just absolutely had to include this. It is definitely one of my obsessions and I’m just gonna pull a Peter Pan and never grow up. Disney truly gives me happiness. The movies, the music, the characters – it’s perfection. And I’m always super happy when I buy something new to add to the collection.
I am thankful for media. And every form of it, which includes music, television, movies, books, newspapers and just anything. I’m sure nobody could live without music and nothing comes between me and all of my TV shows. It’s always nice to watch a good movie and I can easily get lost in a good book. And I want to be a journalist, so of course I’m thankful for newspapers and magazines.
I am thankful for being me. This might sound strange but I think it’s important to like yourself and I do. Not everything I experienced in my life was good, but in the end, it made me the person that I am today. If all people would learn to love themselves more, they would be so much happier. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not perfect. Definitely not! But I can live with my flaws, something we all should learn to do.