I’m feeling grateful. We do a harvest festival in the UK (ours was Sunday), and it’s a sort of a precursor to all the North American Thanksgivings. All the singing and food always puts me in a good frame of mind to be grateful. To count my blessings. To give thanks.
Sarah’s blog post about Envy & Honesty really struck a chord with me today. How quick we are to accept a facade and assume all is well underneath. Her post reminded me to ignore the glowing updates on social media and actually ask my friends how they’re doing. Any excuse to send a postcard, really!
I’m thankful that E from I’m Strong Enough to Break has started a #ThingsKidsSayThursdays: read about the perception of hot girls from the mind of a second grade boy (hilarious!) or what my tween daughter thinks about the three wise men. Please join in and add your crazy tales tomorrow.
According to the weathermen, I can look forward to the coldest winter to hit the UK in 120 years. So lots of pretty white stuff which grinds London to a halt. Well, most weather does that, so nothing new really. I’m all for pretty white stuff and twinkly lights. Do you live somewhere that gets cold and snowy soon? Want to share your city with the world? Click here for more information.
All this promise of cold and snow inevitably means colds and man flu. So I’ve dug out a buttered bourbon cider recipe from the magazine archives (drool over the gorgeous image on the cover of Gathering below) – for medicinal purposes, honest! I’ve got other (non-alcoholic) ways of easing in to autumn, too, as does Jay from Running in My Head.
What are you grateful for this year? Your blogging community? Your health? A long-cherished dream come to fruition? If you’re comfortable to share in the comments, please do!