Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. There is very little commercial attachment, other than the quantity of food, and the point is to be thankful for the bounty that surrounds us. I always get a little emotional on this topic because, well, I am so thankful. There are the obvious ones like my family and friends, my kids, my health, but I thought I’d share a few of the things I’ve been thankful for this past year that aren’t quite so obvious.
I am thankful for my business. It has grown every year and it is a dream come true.
I am thankful for online shopping. I don’t think I would be in business if it weren’t for the things I could order custom online. I don’t know how people did it before Google.
I am thankful for Pinterest. She can be a fickle mistress, promising amazing crafts and perfect poses that are impossible to achieve, but she is also a wonderland of ideas where my brain can go to spiral out of control with creativity! I fall down this particular rabbit hole willingly everyday. She is also an awesome place holder for ideas, saving me money on idea board supplies.
I am thankful to my amazing Vendors. I am truly blessed to work with such amazing photographers, caterers, bakers, venues and more. I have been particularly blessed to get some friends out of the bargain as well. Thanks guys for your hard work which makes my job so much easier.
I am thankful to my couples. I’m thankful for the obvious reason that my couples are my business, but also because I was able to be part of their most special day. I was there and will be there when these people share their love with each other, their friends, and family. It’s like basking in the sun on a winter day. The warmth feels even warmer because I know it’s not for me. When the wedding is over, I always feel let down. Always. Our arrangement is over and the couple has no reason to call me any more and it makes me a little sad even though it’s the natural order of things. I am thankful for the couples I’ve had this past year and I look forward sharing the love of the couples of 2016.