Today I am thankful. And today I reflect on the fact that each and every day I am thankful. For what, well- that changes daily.
Some days I'm thankful for hot tea and cable knit sweaters. Other days I'm thankful for long books and slow songs. Or even silence and a clear mind. But every day I am thankful for the moments. The good ones that send me soaring high over oceans and in planes to places I never dreamed of. And the bad ones, that send my flying straight back down, grounding me to my two humble feet. Together in a jumble of seasons and hours and seconds, those moments make up this life I lead. And this life I love.
So today I challenge you to find what you're thankful for. It can be the big things, your first love, your beating heart, the food in your stomach or the bed where you lay your head. But sometimes the big things break at the seams, so take a moment to count the little things. Green Sour Patch Kids, your favorite TV show, a good novel, fuzzy socks, things that smell good, long drives, sunsets and imaginary friends. We take what we can get and we make the most of that. Make it magical.
And if you can't find big things or little things. Let me be your thing. Let me be the first to tell you that I am thankful for YOU. That you are worth more than you can wrap your head around. That I care what happens to you. That you matter the whole world to me.
I live a life comprised solely of moments. And those moments are all thanks to you. Because one day you clicked on a YouTube video, and you found a girl with a twisted sense of humor, a love of Christmas, candles and makeup and you saw something in her. Something enough to bring you back. And before that girl on your computer screen knew it, there were half a million people who got her. And that girl felt a little less alone. And that girl became a somebody. And that girl is living out her wildest dreams. And that girl is me. And this girl says thank you.