This week I'm thankful for:
-- The opportunity to be here in this amazing country that I love so much.
-- The friends that we have made since coming here.
-- Family, of course.
-- Entertainment. Seriously, when you live in the middle of nowhere, things can get pretty interesting, and I'm so glad I have movies, books, and the internet to keep me company.
-- Food. We have not had to struggle to put food on our table, and I know that so many people in this world wonder where their next meal is going to come from, and when it will be. I'm so so thankful that I am not in this situation.
-- Love. I'm thankful that I have the capacity to love - to empathize with others, and to be overwhelmed with emotion. This is not always a good thing - sometimes love hurts. Especially when you are overcome by emotion for a person you cannot help, or barely know, but I would never give up the ability that I have been given - the ability to love freely.
WHAT ARE YOU THANKFUL FOR?
-- I've been on a sad Holocaust movie spree (don't ask me why, I have no idea). This, combined with hormones, has caused a ridiculous amount of crying while staring at a laptop over the past few days. I can't help it - I even cried during Toy Story 3. Yes, I know The Pianist is rated R. Doesn't count - we're in Germany, and they don't have ratings here.
-- I fell on the ice while walking by a large group of elementary schoolers. Who then proceeded to make fun of me.
-- Doing the potty dance while standing in line at the library, the grocery store... I really need to pee before we run errands.
-- Dreaming that Anthony Hopkins is trying to murder me.
-- It's Thursday, which means that tomorrow is Friday. I'm ready for the weekend.
-- I finished my first German novel (okay, the first one that I've ever read for pleasure). It was 400 pages, and I read it in a little over a week. Go me!!
-- Traditional German Breakfast. Don't believe me? Go to your local baker (if such a thing exists wherever you are - if you're in the US, it likely does not), get some Brötchen, slap some butter, meat, and cheese onto that puppy, and eat it right up. Heck freaking yes.
-- Choir. Yay music!!
Happy Thursday, you lovely people, you!!!