Thanksgiving morning, Los Angeles, California
Due to the fact that half my family is scattered all over the world, this Thanksgiving was much quieter than previous years. It wasn’t as rambunctious as usual, but I was still able to spend it with loved ones- and that’s all that really matters.
A few things I’m thankful for:
- Second chances - Forgive & forget. People can surprise you.
- Differences - between myself and others.
I’m a pretty stubborn girl… and growing up it was easy for me to recognize personal differences, but difficult to understand and accept them. As I’ve grown older, I’ve realized how closed-minded I used to be. It’s differences that, when utilized, allow us to grow and become better people.
“When I was a little girl, everything in the world fell into either of these two categories: wrong or right. Black or white. Now that I am an adult, I have put childish things aside and now I know that some things fall into wrong and some things fall into right. Some things are categorized as black and some things are categorized as white. But most things in the world aren’t either! Most things in the world aren’t black, aren’t white, aren’t wrong, aren’t right, but most of everything is just different. And now I know that there’s nothing wrong with different, and that we can let things be different, we don’t have to try and make them black or white, we can just let them be grey." - C. Joybell C
- Unconditional love<3
- The ocean - or Mother Nature in general. Such a humbling teacher.
- Home - space - distance
“There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.” -Nelson Mandela
It’s been about four years since I’ve been home. Pretty stoked on going back not just to spend time with loved ones, but to see how I’ve changed since I’ve been gone. Always an eye-opening experience with lessons to be learned.
- Best Friends! Gotta love them inside jokes :)
My non-caffeinated source of energy. Yayuh.
(No worries reggae- I still luff you.)