An Attitude of Gratitude... and a List that Could Go On Forever!
Headquartered in the U.S., all of us in the Blue Scandal Crew are talking about the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday - loved ones and good food are the order of the day!
YES we will be having an office potluck - I hope someone brings pie!
To start off this week of appreciation, the Blue Scandal team is embracing an Attitude of Gratitude, and we're taking a few moments to appreciate the good things we have.
With that in mind, I asked the staff a different kind of question than I normally do. Rather than find out what their favorite matte liquid lipstick is, or how the new lines of skincare have been leaving their complexion, I asked:
Hey Blue Scandal Staff, what are some things you're thankful to have in your life?
The Big 3: Family - Health - Safety
No surprise here! Everyone I asked shared feelings of gratitude for these three, in one way or another:
"I couldn’t write a list of thankful things without thinking of my family, who have always been there for me, and to remember those who have left this world too soon, but who I will always love."
"I know way too many people with health problems to not appreciate my healthy lungs, strong heart, and the illness-free body I’ve been granted."
"So many people are living in war, abusive situations, or other unsafe circumstances. I don’t want to forget how fortunate I am to live each day feeling safe in the community I live in."
I completely agree! Not everyone has these things, and I always want to remember not to take any of them for granted, too. If you’re fortunate to have them, you have so much in life!
Lots More Awesomeness to Be Thankful For
There are so many amazing things in the world, and we hope you have lots to feel grateful for! Here are some more answers from the Blue Scandal Crew:
4. BFFS and Crazy, Silly, Awesome, Anything-For-You, Always There For You Friends
You know the ones. They make you laugh hard enough to spray your monitor. When you’re down, they’re right there with ya to wallow, and they know when it’s time to get out and have fun!
5. Romantic Relationships
Isn't a boyfriend / girlfriend already included in Number 4? If they're a spouse, don't they count as family? Either way, this answer from Blue Scandal Staff came along often enough to deserve its own section. Those of us who are all moon-eyed and in love are definitely grateful for that Special Someone in life - and those of us with SUPER SECRET CRUSHES also appreciate those butterfy feelings their Confidential Special Someone inspires.
More than one person mentioned appreciation for their beliefs, or the Big Guy Upstairs, or something along those lines. Being a part of a spiritual community is something a lot of us are grateful for. No matter what kind of belief system a person has, faith can get us through difficult times and bring us closer to others.
This one could be considered family, but they’re their own fuzzy / scaly / feathery brand of friendship that deserves a category all their own. Unconditional love? And then some! I'm definitely grateful to have my little pups in my life.
Sometimes it’s mood inspiring music that helps me feel joyful or gets me through sad times. Other times it’s an incredible book that lets me feel like I’ve experienced another life. It could be a hilarious comic, a gorgeous anime, an uplifting movie, a breathtaking sculpture, but whatever it is, I’m grateful to live in a world that embraces creativity in all its forms.
There are still a lot of struggles, but humankind is striving to embrace differences. Learning about other ways of life and even experiencing the traditions of other cultures make me feel more grounded and connected to others. I’m grateful for the triumphs we’ve made as a human race in accepting differences, and I’m hopeful for future generations to go even further.
10. Travel - Both First-Hand Journeys and Internet Voyages
Even if finances and circumstances don’t allow me to travel, I’m grateful that I live in an era when I can go online and meet people from around the world, see their pictures, and even attempt their recipes. I’m especially grateful for the trips I’ve been able to take all over the United States, to Japan, and to Costa Rica - and I hope to be lucky enough to take more trips in the future.
Our world is changing, becoming more and more high-tech and amazing, but I’m thankful for wide open spaces. Waterfalls, flowers, nature hikes, tide pools, gardens, sandy beaches, snowy mountains - because Earth is a glorious place.
All of us at Blue Scandal are grateful for you! And since you're reading this blog, I'm particularly thankful to you. <3 One of the reasons I'm a writer is because I love my audience. I want to share things that inspire, uplift, and maybe even touch my readers, no matter the topic. I also happen to love makeup, and if you're at the Blue Scandal Blog, chances are, you do too! We already have that much in common, and I most definitely love chatting it up with you here and on social media. So, thank you for reading!
Your Turn - Fill in the Blank!
What are you thankful for? We'd love to hear it! Let's spread the warm fuzzy feelings and embrace the spirit of Thanksgiving!