I talk about 30 Days of Thanksgiving in this article, but I thought I would look back at all 30 days here.
Day 1: I’m thankful for my new home, colorful crunchy leaves and blue skies.
Day 2: I’m thankful for family, friends, dessert before dinner and perfectly crisp, chilly November afternoons.
Day 3: I’m thankful for the unexpected.
Day 4: I’m thankful for waking up to a rising sun and coming home to chicken soup.
Day 5: I’m thankful for my boyfriend, my roommate and all our adventures.
Day 6: I’m thankful for baggy clothes and hot espresso.
Day 7: I’m thankful for my first adult friend (psst…she has a blog)
Day 8: I’m thankful for all my homes: Long Island, Poughkeepsie, Florence, Wappingers Falls and now…somewhere in Connecticut.
Day 9: I’m thankful for nights in.
Day 10: I’m thankful for Sundays spent warding off the scaries with coffee and beer dates.
Day 11: I’m thankful for glorious trips to immortal cities.
Day 12: I’m thankful for persimmons, pumpkin spice and peanut butter. Also working from home.
Day 13: I’m thankful for exploratory trips to find comforts in my new home.
Day 14: I’m thankful for polenta.
Day 15: Thankful for future opportunities to continue my food and farm education.
Day 16: Thankful for being in the front row at concerts.
Day 17: I’m thankful for my support system of friends, family and coworkers.
Day 18: Thankful for smiling strangers and kindness.
Day 19: I’m thankful for being hit with signs from the universe.
Day 20: I’m thankful for long conversations with my best girlfriends.
Day 21: I’m thankful for the strong and influential women in my life.
Day 22: Thankful for chicken wings and the end of a long, long week.
Day 23: I’m thankful for weekend trips, especially when we explore Yale.
Day 24: Thankful for a rainy Sunday spent recharging.
Day 25: Very thankful for short weeks.
Day 26: Thankful for sunshine on a Tuesday, work from home lunches and very few emails in my inbox.
Day 27: Thankful for a fat bowl of pasta, and being home-home for a few days.
Day 28: I’m thankful for my first Thanksgiving spent with my boyfriend and all the white wine we drank
Day 29: Very thankful for fried turkey.
Day 30: Thankful for the last day of November surrounded by friends, family and lamb barbacoa.
November was difficult. This exercise showed me that on certain days (most days) the smallest things, a perfect dinner, a sunny day, could keep me afloat. Every day is not going to be the best day pf your life, but that doesn’t mean it’s going to be the worst day either. My friend said “the sun always still rises,” and I guess that’s what this was all about in the first place.