I'm English But I'm Still Thankful On Thanksgiving.

24 November 2011

I'm not American but that doesn't mean I can't jump on the thankful/thanksgiving wagon today, does it?! It's great to stop every now and then and take time to appreciate things properly.

I have a lot to be thankful for. 
I'm thankful for all my lovely friends and family. 
I'm thankful for being healthy and happy. 
I'm thankful for all the support and kind words I've received on my blog in these short few months I've been blogging. 
I'm thankful for the weekends. Really thankful.
I'm thankful that I've had the opportunity to travel to some amazing places and experience so many different cultures and new things. 
I'm thankful for my teddy bears, yep really, I love those guys. 
I'm thankful for cupcakes, seriously, don't laugh now...but...I genuinely believe my life would be a little duller without cupcakes to look forward to every so often. Yeah, that's how I get my kicks. Judge me however you like!

There's a couple of people I want to give a special mention to though. 

The first is my loving boyfriend. He shows nothing but kindness to me. Honestly, I know some people say that but I don't recall him ever saying a cross word to me. He goes the extra mile to do nice things for me that he knows will make me smile. Everyone is always amazed at just how caring and thoughtful he is. I feel so lucky to have found someone who makes me genuinely happy everyday. I'm thankful he has so much patience with me and thinks of me first before himself. I'm thankful we get along so easily and effortlessly and that I've found someone who I know loves me as much as I love him.

The other person I'm so thankful for is my beautiful best friend. I only met her by chance through a mutual friend when I went to University but I'm so glad I did. We've more than made up for the late start to our friendship. We lived together for a few years at Uni. We worked together for a summer in Walt Disney World. We've traveled together in Thailand and Australia. We've laughed and cried together. She keeps me in the England loop. She's been a best friend despite the fact we're thousands of miles apart. She's made the trip to visit me here in Korea and in just a few short weeks I'll get to see her again when I visit England. We'll be best friends in person again (rather than on Skype) and I'm very thankful for that!

Okay, I'm done being soppy now, apologies if that caught you off-guard. Cool, collected me (ha, yeah that's exactly what I am!) will be back tomorrow. In the meantime I hope you are all having a lovely Thanksgiving, American or not.



  1. love the last photo!


  2. lovely list, your boyfriend sounds a lot like my husband the sweetest man ever.

    have a happy thanksgiving

  3. LOVE your blog! I want to go back to Korea so bad! I went last summer and had so much fun! Are you enjoying it?

  4. i am also thankful
    for my bf, family, and friends.
    They keep my two feet on the ground
    i don't know what i would do without

    happy thanksgiving

  5. Looks like you have TONS to be thankful for! Have a great day.

  6. Great post, I think everybody should stop and think about the good points they have going for them, every once in a while!

    - Allie x

    Allie UK Blog

  7. Love your blog! Great post too by the way :)

  8. Cool post =) !

    xxx Vee

  9. Aww! Such a great best friend :)
    Happy thanksgiving~ ^^

  10. Such a sweet post and its made me think about all the things I'm thankful for, too.

  11. Very sweet and inspiring post, we also don't celebrate Thanksgiving here, but you've reminded me that we all have something to be thankful for.

  12. Thanksgiving is applicable to anyone! A day to show gratitude. Thanks for the comment - Love your blog too! :) I love Korea. I spent 1 1/2 months there post-university. Grad. gift to myself. ;)

  13. love this post and also your blog! It's so nice!!! I follow you!
    Pass to my blog and if it likes you follow me too, I will be so glad :D

  14. I'm Puertorrican but I'm still thankful on Thanksgiving! Loved the post... it doesn't matter were are you from thanks are always in order :)


  15. @HwalKeeChan, yes I love it here. Been here over two years and planning on staying a little while longer. It's a really fun city and the culture is really interesting.
    Plus, I love Korean food and cosmetics!

    @Miss Amy, where abouts in Korea did you visit? Just Seoul or did you travel around a bit?

    @Francesca Giusti, I stopped by your blog. It's nice, you have a good style. Followed you back!

    Thank you everyone for the comments! I really appreciate the support :)


  16. What a sweetheart :) (your bf) -Rachel (for the birds)


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