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Gratitude

With Thanksgiving coming up here in the US, I wanted to take some time to write about what I’m thankful for.  There are a lot of things actually.  Some simple, some more profound.

First, I finally found a good caffeine free tea, one that actually tastes like tea!  Tetley British Blend.

Tetley_decaf_tea

So I’ve been drinking lots of tea, a good thing now that the weather is colder, and that makes me happy.  Thank you, Tetley.

I’m thankful for AATA.  They get me where I need to go safely and comfortably, they’re switching to hybrid electric buses, they don’t cost me anything, and best of all, they give me the gift of time to knit.

One_and_a_half_socks

I’ve knit these mostly on the bus.  This colorway is called Gratitude by the way.  It reminded me of Thanksgiving when I dyed it.  I probably won’t have them done by Thanksgiving because there aren’t enough commuting days before then, but it’s the thought that counts.

I’m grateful for color.  I don’t think there’s any such thing as an ugly color.  There are some colors I may not wear on their own, but if they were combined with the right color(s) in combination, they would be stunning.  I had to laugh when Ravelry asked for my favorite color.  There is no way on Earth I could pick only one.  I constantly see colors and fall in love with them.

I’m grateful for my friends and all they’ve done for me and the laughter we share, and the commiseration too.  I’m grateful to my rabbit for being so sweet and snuggly.  I’m grateful to trees for just being.  I’m grateful to my customers for liking my yarn and fiber enough to part with their hard-earned dollars for it.

Lastly, I’m grateful that I found peace in my life.  I finally came to the realization that I have the right to pursue a life that I enjoy.  This sounds so obvious now, but throughout my entire life people told me I didn’t have that right.  Finally this year something in my head clicked.  It’s my life.  I have the right to live it the way I want.  I have the right to do things that make me happy.  What a breath of fresh air!

1 comment

  1. Pippy

    Hi Riin!
    Those socks are gorgeous!! Its so true what you say about color- its been my experience that we tend to gravitate to certain ones, or groups, but never just one. Plus it shifts according to moods, seasons, mysterious and inscrutable cosmic forces, those types of things.
    I’m jealous you have a rabbit! 🙂
    Happy Thanksgiving!
    -PipPy-

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