Taking a Moment to be Thankful

For my US of A friends, today is Thanksgiving. A national holiday in which we all celebrate our blessings by manner of spending time with family and gorging ourselves on mashed potatoes. (I highly recommend it.)

Pumpkin pie bracelet pattern

The main purpose of this holiday is to remind us of all of the things we ought to be thankful for, and give us a nudge to reflect on them. So, in addition to the paid day off from work, here are just a few other things I’d like to add to the list of I-am-grateful-fors…

A loving husband who is not only drop-dead gorgeous, but also enjoys watching Spongebob with me and doesn’t mind the Barbie dolls that decorate much of our home interior.

Rocking friends who, after a few bottles of Mike’s Hard, often end up telling each other how much love we have for one another at our gatherings. (“You’re awesome.” “No, YOU’RE awesome!”)

Family, (duh), including all in-laws and the people I have known long enough that they freaking might as well be included in this too.

My day job (giving me this paid day off). Not only does it pay the bills and provide the health insurance, but I actually don’t dread going to it. (yay!)

My house. Being a home-owner (even if it’s really the bank that technically owns it) feels soooooooo good.

My business. (And, in turn, my customers, followers, and fans. All of which I am eternally grateful for.) It’s pretty sweet that people actually wanna pay me money for the crap I make and read this shyte I write. THANK YOU!

Caffeine: thanks for making life possible.

Melissa Etheridge, for recording the ultimate sing-along catharsis with her hit, “I’m the Only One.”

Stephen King, for providing me with enough entertaining reading material to last me the rest of my lifetime. Or at least close to it.

The internet, for allowing me to connect with fabulous peeps from all over the world and share my handmade goodies with them.

And, finally (although there is really so, so much more), for my good health. Knock on wood.

What’s on YOUR thankful list today?


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8 thoughts on “Taking a Moment to be Thankful

  1. Louise van Niekerk November 22, 2012 at 7:26 am Reply

    How the heck do you have a day job, make your own stock, find time to write your (very entertaining) blog, have awesome friends and keep a drop dead gorgeous husband happy?????
    We do not do Thanksgiving in South Africa, but I do thank Melissa for “this boy is strange”
    Happy Thanksgiving

    • MegansBeadedDesigns November 23, 2012 at 1:46 pm Reply

      Haha, thank you Louise! I’m actually working on a new eBook (okay, so I have the cover designed, but I’ll get to the rest of it soon I promise!) entitled “How to Be a Handmade Success and KEEP Your Day Job” I’m hoping it will help others understand how I “do it all” and how they can too! :-)

  2. Lora Cheese November 22, 2012 at 2:35 pm Reply

    As I have said before, I love your blog and today’s entry is no exception! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

  3. homegrownjoy November 22, 2012 at 7:18 pm Reply

    Happy Thanksgiving Megan! Your blog makes me laugh, but it really is all the little things (and big things too) that we should be grateful for.

  4. sueswordfitlyspoken November 23, 2012 at 6:37 am Reply

    Wonderful, Megan. We can always find so much to be thankful for. Life has its ups and downs and bright times and dark times, but with loved ones, relatively good health, and great friends, there is much to give thanks for. I am happily still digesting from a great meal.

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