Happy Thanksgiving, Gentlemen!
At the risk of sounding like a self-help guru, I think it’s important to express your gratitude on a daily basis. Whether it’s by keeping a running list in your journal or the notes app in your phone, or just by making a point to call out the good things that happen when you see them, it changes the way you experience the world. It’s so easy to focus on the negative, but focusing on the positive really does help bring more positivity into your life. Holidays like Thanksgiving really hit this truth home for me. Why don’t we express our gratitude every day? On some level, are we ashamed of our happiness? I’m an ambitious person, and I know the goal posts will always keep moving. Sometimes it’s impossible to enjoy the game. But enjoying the game isn’t the same thing as being complacent.
So today, and every day, I want to shamelessly indulge in counting my blessings. I woke up this morning beyond grateful that I get to wake up every day next to the man that I love. I’m grateful for the grumpy little furball that sleeps at the foot of our bed. I’m grateful to have found a great group of friends in Los Angeles and I’m grateful for the old friends that know the inside of my brain and my heart like it’s their own. I’m grateful for the wild trips we’ve gone on pursuing this travel writing dream we stumbled on this year, and I’m grateful to be back home in Mississippi with my family this week. I’m grateful to be able to spend thanksgiving with my husband and my family, and grateful at how far both the people close to me and the rest of the world have come in terms of accepting LGBT people. Last but not least, I’m thankful for you. We’ve been overwhelmed by the response to our first few weeks of blogging–both by our readers and by our contributors. The internet can be an unwelcoming place sometimes, but you’ve all made us feel so loved and appreciated. We love and appreciate you and are grateful to continue sharing our story with all of you!