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Photo from the land of uber cuteness, That Cute Site

My family used to make us go around the table and say one thing we were thankful for before digging into our Thanksgiving feast, which was just torture as a child. I could never concentrate with the mountain of delicious food on the table, and thus always parroted whatever my cousin came up with, even if it made no sense whatsoever (oh yes, I am also thankful for that super fun Boy Scout trip).

As an adult, I can show a bit more appreciation for this tradition, so here are a few things I’d like to toast to this year:

  • Finally learning the lesson that “If you change nothing, nothing will change”
  • Best friends since elementary school, living right up the street
  • The opportunity to work at a fashion magazine where I can check out celeb photos and clothing online all day and NOT have to frantically minimize the screen when my boss walks by
  • That every season of The Hills is on Instant Play in Netflix – the drama’s still entertaining the second time around!
  • Friends and family holding onto great jobs in this tumultuous economy
  • An amazing year with my husband, our health and our happiness

I’m out for the rest of the week, but get excited for gift guide posts coming very soon :-) Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

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  1. That’s a really great list of things to be thankful for! Haha..you used to copy your boy cousin. Too cute.

  2. hi gloria ~ oh my gosh this hamster is CUTE! it reminds me of the one that had as a kid ~ look at those little shiny black eyes haha!! ;) hope you had a great thanksgiving gloria!!
    xx ~ kristina

  3. We have this tradition too! Hope you had a great thanksgiving weekend!

  4. Anna @ IHOD says:

    Thats exactly what we do!! Those are awesome things to be thankful for.
    Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!
    :) Anna

  5. First of all, those hamsters are adorable! Secondly, great list. I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!!

  6. Johanna says:

    This post made me giggle with the boy scout reference. Definitely some wonderful things to be grateful for – cheers!

  7. Happy Thanksgiving, Gloria! I’m extra thankful this year because I got to meet you! Hope all is going well and that we can meet up again soon.

  8. lol that picture is too adorable!! and, i’m quite jealous of item 3! ^^ happy thanksgiving.. can’t wait for your holiday guide! i’m currently in complete christmas shopping mode!

  9. val says:

    happy thanksgiving! my “grateful” punch list reads very similarly. If i’d thought enough about it, the job one would be nearly identical. trend research makes my world go round!

  10. Oh, It's Just Perfect! says:

    i love all these thankful thoughts :) hope you have a wonderful thanksgiving with your family! xo

  11. Great things to be thankful for. I especially like the working at a fashion magazine one. ;) Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

  12. Lena says:

    What an absolutely wonderful year it’s been! Happy Thanksgiving, darling!

  13. Tang says:

    Great post Gloria! :) Made me smile. And the photo helped too haha.

  14. I love #3! Good for you! So glad you found something that you love. :) Happy thanksgiving!!

  15. The Demoiselle says:

    Aaaaaah!!! So cute. I can’t. You just made my morning. Happy Thanksgiving!!

  16. I cannot believe that until this very moment I didn’t know that The Hills was on instant netflix…. I know what I will be doing over winter vacation!