Thursday, November 25, 2010

With Gratitude

{Table is ready!}

Kind of a late post today, but I thought I would take some quality time to help the Chef get ready for Thanksgiving, and just lounge around enjoying snacks and relaxing.  In the past week I've had some time to think about the many blessings in my life like: 
  • A roof over my head
  • Clothes on my back
  • A refrigerator filled with food
  • Access to clean water
  • Family and friends that love and support me
  • A boyfriend that, truth be told, puts up with a lot from me (thanks Chef!)
  • A job that lets me work from home
  • 2 super cats (meow!)
  • Good health
  • Common sense 
  • A sound mind
I could go on, but these are the things that immediately come to mind as everyday blessings that I sometimes take for granted.  The sound mind one really hit home yesterday in Santa Monica after I had a lengthy conversation with someone who was clear out of his mind.  It was very sad and as I walked away I was so thankful for the ability to think straight and keep it together (even though half the time I feel like I might be losing it).    How is it that the things we are so accustomed to having daily are the things we overlook the most? 

On that, er, happy note I want to wish everyone here in the United States a very Happy Thanksgiving!! And to everyone else who might pop by in the meantime - Happy Weekend!! (in the event I go into a food & movie watching coma and don't resurface until Monday.  slight possibility)

36 comments:

Cornflake said...

We are all so very blessed and it's great to use Thanksgiving as an opportunity to remember. Hope you have a lovely time with your loved ones and eat lots of amazing food, yum,yum! xx

Dawn said...

Wishing you a wonderful Thanksgiving!
I will celebrate through you:)
Good idea about the movie/food coma;)

Courtney Erin said...

Happy Thanksgiving -- your table looks amazing!

xoxo ~ Courtney
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Closet Fashionista said...

Happy Thanksgivinggggg!!!! :D
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TheChambrayCountess said...

The table-scape looks great! Happy Thanksgiving and I am glad you have much to be thankful for- we all do, we just need to be more mindful of it :)

Collette Osuna said...

Love the tablescape....and your thankful list...hope you had an amazing Turkey Day doll...:O

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She Wore It Well said...

Happy thanksgiving darling! Thank YOU for being such a wonderful friend!

M xoxo

Marie said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Carrie!:D

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Claire Kiefer said...

Happy Thanksgiving sweet Carrie! I am tossing and turning between a food coma and having serious ants in my pants. All the guests are gone and now I'm atwitter! haha. I might try to combat this with an Ambien and a book, though. ;)

Hope your weekend is lovely and that it does not involve excess cleaning or elbowing shoppers or anything of that nature.

XOXO

Katie said...

Hope you had a great Thanksgiving! We all have so much to be thankful for.

Josie said...

What a lovely list, my love. I hope that you had an amazing Thanksgiving, my dear -- did the Chef cook up something supertasty?
xo Josie
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Leia said...

Happy Thanksgiving my dear lovely Carrie! While I'm not in the US, I don't see anything wrong in counting our blessings and remembering what to be thankful for :)

Leia

Signe said...

Hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving dinner and wish you a lovely weekend :)

Krystal said...

I love your list :)

Debby said...

Beautifully written, you have a way with words. We are very fortunate in this country. Enjoy your long weekend! xo

DiamondsandTulle said...

Happy Thanksgiving Carrie!

xx Vivian @ http://diamondsandtulle.blogspot.com

Lori said...

Are you shopping til you drop today??!! Hope you had a fabulous day yesterday Carrie and that the week-end has nothing but good things in store.

Fashion Meets Food said...

gorgeous table. hope you had a fabulous thanksgiving.

xo

Chas said...

Hope you had a great Thanksgiving Carrie!

Closet Fashionista said...

YAYYY for Harry Potter marathons!!!! And I decided to save it for Christmas, because it hasn't really been cold enough for a coat yet and that way I save the $40 ;)
I can wait 29 days...I hope ;)

Alleen said...

Table looks great...Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! xo

Valerie said...

It's so true about common sense and a sound mind being two of the things we should be most thankful for, but are overlooked (I even overlooked them when writing my thankful post!). I think I talked to that same guy in Santa Monica on Wednesday. Haha. I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving, Carrie! I ate/drank/lounged a ton yesterday and now I'm off to see my family in Fresno for Thanksgiving #2. There won't be any black friday business in my day, I can't do the crowds. But maybe some light internet shopping if I get a wild hair.

xo
Valerie

Marie a la Mode said...

We have lots to be thankful for, that's for sure. I hope you're enjoying your American Thanksgiving!

em.me.ma said...

hahah happy thanksgiving!

style'n said...

Love the Table Setting and agree-family support is so wonderful and I am so with you on the job from home gig! I love it.

Natalie @ Blossoming Visions said...

I hope your Thanksgiving was grand. From the looks of that table setup there is no way it wasn't ; ) Have a great weekend!

Venus In Virgo said...

Great post! Hope you had a wonderful holiday! XOXO

la petite coquine said...

Such a wonderful list of things to be thankful for-we really are so blessed! And as for the food coma, I learned that Benadryl (for a headcold) and red wine only help! What a nap I took yesterday!

Connie @ SogniESorrisi said...

Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

P.S. My ring arrived! LOVE IT!! Thanks again xo

Diana Mieczan said...

I adore your list and what a beautiful table setting...Have a wonderful, relaxing and sweet Thanksgiving weekend,my dear
Hugs and kisses

NĂ¥na said...

ooh, i love this photo
i hope you had a wonderful thanksgiving
xoxo
nana
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jemina said...

Happy Thanksgiving sweetie :)

Kisses
J
xoxo

Marissa said...

The table looks beautiful! Hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving. :)

Kimbirdy said...

such sweet things to be thankful for. and it's so true what you said about overlooking the things which we get daily. even those small, seemingly insignificant things are huge blessings from the universe. i hope you had a great thanksgiving!

Marissa said...

I think we all have lists of things we are thankful for that could never be completed- they're just infinite! I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving :)

XXXO
M

Annie said...

Great list Carrie.. I really like the pomegranate on the table! :)

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