As the holiday season approaches we often start to think of what we’re grateful for and how much we really do have in our lives! I’ve asked some of my favorite Instagrammers, influencers, and designers/business owners to share what they are thankful for this year. (I’m thankful for their willingness to take part in my blog!)
Here’s what they had to say:
Ro of @binatamillinery: It’s so difficult to narrow down everything I’m thankful for because there is a lot I’m grateful for. After such a tumultuous year and a half, I’m thankful that my mom is still alive and with us today. I’m also very fortunate to get to do what I love for a living.
Lesley of @lesleywolman: Whenever I am asked what I am most thankful for, the answer is always emphatic and immediate. I am grateful for my family and the love that we share.
Justine of @nightrose.official: As an immigrant this is one American holiday I have adopted whole heartedly. Thanksgiving aligns so with the fundamental value of giving full attention to the moment, living with gratitude in order to experience the wonder of now! Afterall what else is certain in this life? The last year has taught us the value of being in the presence of the people we love, the ones who are our family and the friends we call family. The nourishment that these simple rituals and touch points of breaking bread together, bring to our souls. By the time Thanksgiving comes I would finally have been able to do this with my parents for the first time since March 2020 and for that I am deeply thankful. We will celebrate Thanksgiving in London this year with my husband and 2 sons – restaurant booked, no turkey – but lots of gratitude all round.
Lisa of @agegr8fully: I am the type of person that is grateful for coffee, little cracks in the pavement that make cool shapes all the way up to the real good stuff like children, husband, family, education, Talent, MUSIC oh the music!!
But I think what I am most grateful for right now is resilience.
Amanda of @MB3: I’ll keep it simple…. I’m very thankful for my beautiful, kind daughters!
Kellyann of @thisblondesshoppingbag: This is a photo of my mother, sister, brother and me. I’m thankful we’re still standing. In the last few years we’ve suffered some major blows. My dad died in February, 2019 and we were devastated. Still grieving from that, in November 2019, my 33 year old niece died from a drug overdose. She was my sister’s daughter and my sister is now raising her daughter. At the same time my brother started feeling like something wasn’t quite right. He’d had a rare cancer 10 years ago but has fully recovered. Turned out to be a new and different, rare cancer. He battled it all of 2020.
The last few years have been tough and we continue to grieve but we are still here and finding happiness each day. I’m grateful that we’re healthy this year and we’re together.
Staci of stacisnider: I am truly grateful for my hometown community of Saratoga Springs, New York that has not only helped my business survive a pandemic but has assisted in the expansion and growth of the brand. This type of love is infectious where paying it forward becomes a natural act. This picture is from a charity fashion show I put on this summer that not only raised money for a national cause but increased young women’s confidence while bringing art and culture to the people.
I’m thankful for so many things. My children of course and their health and happiness, my parents who I’m so thankful to still have in my life. My big, messy, extended, blended multi generational family. And mostly, I’m thankful for this age I’m at. My fifth decade has been a major transitional time. It’s brought joy, discovery, self acceptance and growth than I could have possibly imagined. I’m more myself now than I have been in decades and for that I am truly thankful.
Happy and healthy Thanksgiving to all 🧡🦃🤎
And as for me, well I am truly blessed and grateful to have the love and support of my husband and four incredible adult children. Seeing my kids all flourishing and happy is the most incredible thing a mom can experience. Having the love of a good man makes me one very lucky lady. I am so grateful for my family and the love we share, and of course for my pup Zeke.
Hoping you all have many things to be grateful for. Wishing a very happy, healthy Thanksgiving to all who celebrate!
Marijke Doldersum says
Nice post. It is good to be aware of things we are grateful for. Too often we take the most important things for granted.
Marijke you are so right-often we do take so much for granted. To me this is a good reminder of all I have to be thankful for! xo, Michele