Before I get stuck into this post, two very important notes.
Firstly, thank you for the generous comments on my last post. You should all be very pleased to know that Justin has been walking around with a slight swagger and his chest puffed out since I posted it and (foolishly) told him about all the praise he was getting for the ring.
Secondly, this was meant to go up yesterday (being the 1st and all...) except that I wasn't at my house last night and I had a 21st and I didn't take my laptop and thus, today it is. So without further ado, let's all sing...
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...
the littlest reindeer :-)
For those that are religious, Christmas has a very specific point. For those that aren't, a la me, Christmas means something a little different. As much as I love the presents and decorating the tree and singing to carols, at the end of the day Christmas is about being with people you love. It's about celebrating what is good in life and rolling around in your presents.
With that in mind, I thought I'd create a little list of 24 things that bring me joy and that I am thankful for, one for each day until Christmas.
2. My health.
3. My brother.
4. My dog + Justin's dog.
5. Mothers-in-law and fathers-in-law.
6. Opportunities to travel.
7. The ability to give back to people.
8. Books. Seriously.
9. The chance to say 'I love you'.
11. Pots of tea.
13. My car.
14. My bed.
15. Being able to see. I think I would hurt so much if I lost my sight; reading is so important to me.
16. Stories you hear from your grandparents.
17. Well-fitting shoes.
18. The scent of the flower 'Jasmine'. It really does smell lovely!
19. Long drives at night.
20. Make up. What?
21. The chance to further my education.
22. The ability to communicate with loved ones overseas.
23. My iPhone.
24. The beautiful people in this world.
Some of them were the tiniest bit superficial but that's okay. Those things bring me joy and allow me to do other things that bring me joy. For example, my iPhone allows me to communicate with loved ones overseas whilst driving in my car, which is conveniently the vehicle I use for long drives at night. See, it's all part of the puzzle of life.
I wanted to put in all the wonderful things I anticipate being thankful for when I go overseas, like snow and thermals and heated floors and fireplaces but that's jumping the gun a little. In order to get me out of my inevitable post-Christmas funk, I'll just have to rewrite the list! :-)