Thanksgiving and Giving Thanks

by Kayla Trail

Well this year, Thanksgiving certainly has been different than I am used to. Usually the family gathering takes place at my parent’s house. Everyone from my mom’s side of the family comes over, we’ll watch football, and eat food until we can’t comfortably move. As my grandparents like to eat around three in the afternoon, my mom, sister and I would usually spend our evening at the movies seeing some corny chick flick. This year I had my heart set on the Muppets.

However this year, my sister was unable to travel so I thought I would go down to her. Neither of us is much of a cook so we decided to spend the day at Disneyland. It certainly was a magical day but it is strange, sitting here at ten o’clock on Thanksgiving night, eating leftover pizza by myself in a strange city. Today was wonderful but I’m a wee bit home sick at the same time. Maybe not so much homesick but longing for the traditions of my childhood.

So I thought I’d spend some time listing a few things I am thankful for:

  • My ever supportive family who seems to stick by me no matter what.
  • Disneyland at Christmas time. (pictured above)
  • All my friends, new and old. I really don’t know how I would get through some things without them.
  • Scented candles – for making any room smell like a grown up lives there.
  • My job that I absolutely love going to every single day.
  • The happy kitty curled up and purring on my lap.
  • Every November, I get the push and the inspiration by participating in NaNoWriMo and creating something that wasn’t there in October, even if that creation is crap.
  • November is almost over.
  • All my friends in and around San Francisco who constantly let me crash in their houses/apartments. They can’t imagine how much it means to me.
  • My sister letting me visit for a few days and steal her adorable baby.
  • Supernatural, you amazing, glorious show.
  • I have a warm bed and food in my belly and the ability to do what I love.

That’s all from me folks. I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and don’t get too carried away with all the shopping madness tomorrow. And if you are outside the US and happen to be reading this, I hope you had a lovely Thursday !

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