It’s the national day of overeating, drinking with your family, all things pumpkin, and turkey. I am, of course, referring to Thanksgiving, a personal favorite holiday of mine (definitely not because of its adjacency to my birthday). It’s the one day of the year where your family gets all cheesy and goes around the room saying what they’re thankful for. But this year, I’m going a step further than that and I’m going to give a shoutout to all the things I’m thankful for in the style of an open letter. So here we go, it’s time to get thankful.
Dear MAC lipstick, I love you. You transform my lips into different lips in a single swipe and you always hold on for so long, something for which I am eternally grateful. You come in so many shades, from deep, dark red to light, girly pink, and you don’t even cost an exorbitant amount of money. You are a wonderful addition to my makeup repertoire and I don’t know what I would do without you.
Dear coffee, I don’t even need to tell you I love you. You know. You are my one and only. I probably couldn’t live without you, and if I tried I would be in a constant state of having a caffeine deprivation headache, because let’s face it, I need caffeine to live. You’re all warm and loving and inviting and you smell so good and I just love you.
Dear leggings, good lord I love you. College has made me appreciate you so much more. I never realized all the various ways to wear leggings or the fact that being a college student basically means you never want to wear real pants again. You make my ass look fantastic while also being the most comfortable article of clothing invented beside the sports bra and I would live a sad existence without you.
THe university of oklahoma
Dear OU, I have grown to love you so much this semester. I never thought a school would fill the void Stanford left in my heart and you have gone above and beyond to do just that. From the squirrels everywhere to all the various coffee shops on campus that keep me in a constant state of caffeination, you meet all my requirements of being a wonderful university. Our school colors are even flattering, a difficult task for some schools in Oklahoma (*Cough cough* OSU *cough cough*). Boomer Sooner.
Dear mom and dad, Thank you. Without you two I wouldn’t even be here much less be the person I am today. You’ve shaped me into being the person I want to be and you two are my favorite humans. You’re goofy and funny and loving and wonderful and I will never ever stop loving you, even when you’re mad at me for me spending all of your money. You’ve given me the opportunity to go to college and have the life I want to be living and I don’t know if I’ll ever be able to truly express my gratitude for that. Also, you might just want to stop reading now, you’re not going to like the next post.
Dear tattoos, Thank you for existing. You have given me the opportunity to permanently express a feeling on my body forever, and while I never thought I would get any when I was younger, I am so glad I have learned the error of my ways and come around to the idea of you. You both mean so much to me and whenever I see you I think of all that I’ve overcome in life and all of the great things ahead of me. You also hurt like a bitch, but now I can pretty much handle any other pain so thanks for that too.
Whether you’re spending your Thanksgiving with family or you’ve opted to do the “Friendsgiving” so many people I know are doing this week, take a few minutes of your time to be cheesy all by yourself and take inventory of all the things you’re thankful for. If you happen to be doing that now go ahead and comment the highlights so I can be thankful with you. But no matter what, this Thanksgiving just remember how truly blessed you are to be alive and be a person and be a part of this wonderful human experience. Also eat some turkey and take a nap. It’s the best time for it.