Crystal Madrilejos

Design & Creative

On Being, On Family

Giving Thanks

I hope everyone had a great holiday break! For me, it was a nice to just hang out with the family (immediate and extended), crochet, eat, fall asleep in front of the fireplace, and not think about anything else. I’m still easing back into reality with emails and other things to catch up on, but my mind is still in break mode. I thought this would be a good chance to talk about the things I’m thankful for, since that’s what one is supposed to do during this month of November. 

But obligatory month aside, I’m thankful for a lot of things. I’m thankful that I’m living a life that I feel good about. I have two beautifully, imperfect kids who make everyday a new adventure. They are hard as hell and sometimes I feel like I’m losing my mind, but they are the center of our lives and I wouldn’t want it any other way. I’m thankful that I can see past their age specific frustrations and realize that they are only babies/toddlers for a short period of time and that when this time has passed, I won’t feel regret.

I’m thankful that I’m the luckiest person in the world to have found a life partner that I grow more in love with each day despite the fact that we have to work really hard on our relationship. I’m thankful that both Andrew and I care more about each others happiness than our own, that making each other feel loved and appreciated is actually the key to our own sense of self worth and satisfaction.

I’m thankful for my health. I just got done with some intense yoga and even though I wanted to give up and just go to sleep, I kept going because I realized how lucky I am to just being able to do yoga in my living room by myself for an hour. That all the circumstances of my life allow me to to do this one simple thing. And I’m grateful. I’m thankful that my biggest worries in life are in fact not that big compared to a lot of other things in the world.

I’m thankful for my little family and my big family and my friends near and far.


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