Oh, Thanksgiving was wonderful! Wonderful, wonderful. Loved spending a little time with my beloved family. Hope you all had a great holiday as well. As promised, here is our "grateful post" for 2010.
A few weeks ago, we made a bouquet for a magazine shoot. After the shoot, I decided to take the bouquet apart and create an arrangement for a good friend of mine who has been courageously and patiently battling breast cancer. At the time, I had just barely gotten over being sick (and relatively miserable) for ten days. After I dropped off the flowers, I realized that as bad as I had been feeling, my minor and temporary health problems were nothing compared to what my friend (who is much stronger than me) has been and is going through.
So, to me, the arrangement I created represented a form of gratitude if that makes sense. It became a reminder to me that even when I have bad days and go through minor aches & pains now and then - both in health and in regards to life in general - at the end of the day I have it pretty good, and I have an enormous amount of beauty and good in my life for which to be grateful. I just need to look at the big picture and appreciate what God and life give me from day to day.
So now as November comes to a close, I'll put it out there to my life, belief, universe, and circumstance: thank you, thank you very much.