alright y’all. im jumping on the bandwagon. this week i will post things im thankful for. every. day. because it’s almost thanksgiving and then after thanksgiving it’s time for all christmas all the time. word.
today i am thankful for the way i feel. i’m thankful for being able to be happy or sad or sick or frustrated. i’m thankful for emotions. i’m thankful for every single roller coaster i’ve felt in the past two years. i’m thankful for the fact that i was able to cry my eyes out last year when everything was wrong. and i’m thankful that this year i was able to laugh and cry happy tears and feel a surge of pride when i introduced my friends to my family at graduation and that i could feel sad to leave them all but happy because i knew that things would still always be the same somewhere deep in our hearts. i’m thankful for the fact that i could move 4 hours away and still feel connected to my family. i’m thankful for wanting things and hating things and loving things and for the really good warm-fuzzy feelings that i havent quite figured out yet but i know are leading somewhere wonderful. i am thankful for the ability to miss people with every fiber of my being but still be able to function around other people that i would miss if i were away. i am thankful for ups and downs and the way it feels to wake up and fall asleep with a smile on my face. i am thankful for the days my heart hurts and my boots are heavy, and for the days when both my heart and my boots are light. i am thankful for overly emotional reactions to songs and for the way my entire body feels when i have a giggle fit. im thankful for the emotions that make me take a step back and im really thankful for the ones that tell me to just stop thinking about it and jump. im thankful.
so today. im thankful for emotions. for really silly ones that make me write posts like this. im thankful for all of it.
“But when a saga popular with pre-adolescent girls peaks romantically on a night that leaves the heroine to wake up covered with bruises in the shape of her husband’s hands — and when that heroine then spends the morning explaining to her husband that she’s incredibly happy even though he injured her, and that it’s not his fault because she understands he couldn’t help it in light of the depth of his passion — that’s profoundly irresponsible.”—
“Don’t wish me happiness. I don’t expect to be happy all the time… It’s gotten beyond that somehow. Wish me courage and strength and a sense of humor. I will need them all.”—Anne Morrow Lindbergh (via elicec)
“Cute is when your personality shines through your looks. Like, when you see someone’s personality in the way they walk and you just feel like hugging them every time you see them.”—Natalie Portman (via quote-book)
what follows are pictures of the “vacation that i failed to take pictures of”. so all i have are iphone photos of landscapes and a few of actual people. not even one picture of that boy. sheesh. i failed. but i had a lot of fun and i head back to orlando tomorrow. so here is the lame landscape-y version of my awesome vacation.