I feel so blessed this year to be at home in Miami for the Thanksgiving holiday. It's been such a treat to be surrounded by the support and love of my family. I am fortunate to see my mother, grandparents, brother, sister, aunts, uncles and cousins. When you're away from your family for a long time, you can be doing something as simple as going to BJ's with your mom or jogging on the Rickenbacker causeway with your sister and it's an incredibly rewarding and treasured experience.
This morning, Thanksgiving morning, I woke up and watched some bits and pieces of Forrest Gump on TV. Watching this classic movie made me ponder on the deep, profound lesson that Forrest's mother explained to him on her deathbed -- life is like a box of chocolates; you create your own destiny by doing the MOST with what God gave you. Forrest Gump has essentially no fears and is able to trust his path and experience all of life's adventures. He hardly ever says no to any proposal, he works hard, and he ends up having such an interesting, dynamic, abundant existence. In my situation, I can almost guarantee that fear of the unknown has held me back from at least a few experiences throughout my life. How many times did I stay home, sometimes paralyzed in fear for no reason, instead of going out and experiencing? Countless. Now that I realize this, I feel more prepared and equipped to dissolve that fear and walk a confident walk into the future, like Forrest Gump.
On a more serious note, this Thanksgiving, we all have so much to be thankful for. Second chances, friends, the gift of life, opportunities, this planet, family, the little pleasures, laughter, our senses-- the list goes on. Some time this week, if not today, spend an HOUR (it will more than likely be a little bit of a challenge. . . ) making a list of things you are grateful for. Not just in honour of thanksgiving, but in honour of yourself and your own consciousness. And add to this list every day; the list can be endless. I read this in a book recently and it quite an enriching practice.
Please enjoy my Miami-themed Thanksgiving photos taken by my dear brother, Jacob, at our home in Miami Beach. A little glimpse into our life. Enjoy!
| Skirt | Handmade |
| Cardigan| XXI |
| High Heels | Dior |