Often in our daily routines, we find ourselves saying “Thank-you.” The same way we ask “how are you?” as we walk past (missing: the answer).
We have become a society of “thank-you”-ists. We have stripped it of meaning and instead have made it an auto-response function. We take “Thank you” for granted.
I am thankful and I am guilty.
Guilty of taking things for granted. I’m not meaning to be harsh on myself but it does take a holiday (or two - one for the striped neighbours) to remind me of how little emphasis I place on the things I am thankful for in my day to day.
So here it goes -this my Thankfession:
1) Thank you for creating penguins and providing me with hours of laughter in the forms of cartoons and YouTube videos.
2) Thank you for the online world and access to it (I know, this one is geeky) - but I don’t have to worry about returning library books anymore, although sometimes I do miss it.
3) Thank you indie music. You are my life. Period. Thank you for getting me through everything, all the time.
4) Thank you inventor of ketchup, and ketchup thank-you for making everything taste that much better.
5) Thank you sun, for shining down on me (except not so much in London) but I know you exist.
6) Thank you doggies. You are girl’s most loyal furry friend. I love you both.
7) Thank you smiles. I was having a bad day until I saw yours and it reminded me that I have one too.
8) Thank you creativity. Life would be boring without inspiration - and I get to hang around you everyday. You are a good friend.
9) Thank you city walks. You give me time to make sense of it all - and when I have, even if for a short while, giving me the time to soak it all in.