Thursday, November 25, 2010

Truly Thankful

It's Thanksgiving. And I just finished watching "Eat, Pray, Love" with my mom and one of my sisters. Believe me, this is not a blog about the movie nor is it a plug. (Not that I didn't enjoy it.) But, without watching it and the comments that were made, I might not have this blog.

During the movie, I commented on how it might be nice to live in Bali - the scenery during this portion of the movie was simply breathtaking. And the home where Julia Robert's character lived was ... well ... I can only describe it as a dream. I love to travel and haven't done it nearly enough. So, as I watched, I was thinking of all the places I'd like to add to my list. And how wonderful it must be to actually take time off - maybe a year as in the movie - to do it.

My sister was kind enough to remind me, at that very moment, that this was not real. "You do know this is a movie," she prompted. Way to burst my bubble, sis.

Of course I knew it was a movie. But there are spectacular places in the world that do exists and I would like to see them someday. Wonderful, breathtaking, life changing places that have to be seen to be experienced. And I want to experience them all.

So, as I started thinking more and more about this, I realized some of the things that I'm thankful for. Most things I think about, and mention out loud, have to do with things outside myself. Well, this Thanksgiving, and on my blog, I'm thankful for things that are inside me.

I'm thankful for my passionate spirit.
I'm thankful that I still wonder at all there is in life.
I'm thankful for my ability to imagine.
I'm thankful that I'm still curious.
I'm thankful that my heart and soul are big enough to love unconditionally.
I'm thankful that I can see a movie and consider the possibilities that it inspires.

There's so much inside me ... and so much more to come. What better reason to be thankful.

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