I know that Thanksgiving in America has come and gone, but I was wandering the streets of Vilnius, Lithuania with my family on November 24th and didn't get the chance to share my own list of thanks. while we didn't have a traditional Thanksgiving meal in any sense of the word (my brother ate pheasant, my mom and sister had salmon salad, and I had traditional dumplings & curd), my mom made sure to bring little chocolate turkeys from Lake Champlain Chocolates, straight from Vermont. it was nice to have a little sense of familiarity in a very strange land.
so, right now I am thankful for...
- family that missed me so much that they flew across the Atlantic to spend a whole week with me in Denmark.
- the opportunities I've been given this semester. I've traveled all over Europe, seen and eaten some wonderful things, and met incredible people.
- hard cider and hot spiced wine. Europeans make the most delicious beverages.
- comfortable & cute shoes, because when you walk around on cobblestones all day you cannot have blisters or sore arches.
- things I can afford. these basically don't exist in Denmark. I am broke, broke, broke.
- Christmas decorations that have already been up for almost a month here. the Danes understand that it's never too early for a little holiday cheer.
- online Black Friday so I can remotely get the deals.
- being in a safe & warm place. there are a lot of scary places out there.