This Thanksgiving I giveth over with thanks. I love the idea of Friendsgiving. I have so many friends and relationships that I am truly blessed. I also have a wonderful family. Like I said, I thought we were dysfunctional but after living in cohousing I realized we were quite functional. Sure, there was a divorce but so are half the families out there.
I am so thankful that I took an impromptu trip last week and had the chance to see two members of my family that I rarely see since they live so far away. That was a gift.
About this time last year I was part of a class of amazing women. Since then, we have continued to meet on zoom and have now become a strong group of friends. I’m thankful for that.
A good friend invited me to take his creativity class and now I have a new group of friends who are striving artists just like me. I love watching their success and we support and push each other. Sometimes I wonder if leaving cohousing was the best creative career move since all those meetings really do cut into writing time (and as you see from all these posts, I have lots of time now)
Through trying to form another intentional community (future blog post to be posted shortly) I have made two new friends. That’s always a good thing.
I have realized who my real friends are this year. The ones who listened to me as I went on and on over what happened in cohousing. They were so kind to lend an ear when it was all I could think about and still am taking time to heal.
One unexpected place to find new friends is right here – on the blogosphere. Through connecting with other bloggers I now know other writers, cooks, fashionistas, recovering addicts, and parents figuring it out as they go. I wanted to just throw my thoughts out into the universe for those who do their due diligence before deciding to move to an intentional community. I never thought I’d meet new people who also blog about various topics. I found a new community!
So, this thanksgiving I am so thankful to connecting with people virtually and in person. Last year when I watched the batch of Christmas movies one song stood out to me. Bing Cosby sings White Christmas in Holiday Inn but he also sings a song about counting his blessings instead of sheep. That’s how I feel. I have so many blessings.
I hope you have a blessed Thanksgiving too!