thankful thoughts


2012 Turkey
{Last year’s turkey prepared by my talented brother – Photo credit to him too}

Spending today away from my family has only made me more thankful and proud that I get to claim them as mine. You know how everyone says their parents are the best? Well, Ruilin Yang and Meng Su actually are. I could share all of the reasons why, but because I don’t want you to begin resenting yours, I’ll just leave it at that. My brother’s not so bad either.

Other things I’m thankful for:

+ My boyfriend. We’re each other’s biggest fans and favorite dance partners. 

+ My friends. Duh. The laughter and emoji conversations don’t happen on their own. Thanks to my dear ladyloves. You know who you are.

+ Loving memories of my Nainai. It’s been exactly one month since she passed away. Slowly but surely feelings of sadness are being crowded out by those of pride in her incredible legacy.

+ My job. We had an unfortunate round of layoffs last week, and there could be more on the horizon. In these uncertain times, I recognize how blessed I am to do what I do for a living alongside some really great people. 

+ School. As much as I take it for granted, I’m really thankful for the opportunity, and the wonderful tuition-reimbursement policy that makes it all possible. 

+ My metabolism. It’s certainly not what it used to be, but I recognize that I haven’t been easy on it either. So to my metabolism I’d like to say: Thanks for doing more than your fair share. You’ll be working overtime this weekend.

+ This blog. It may just be a silly time-consuming hobby of mine, but I do so appreciate you stopping by and joining me for the ride. Thank you!

On that note, I hope you have yourself the happiest of Thanksgivings. Rohini, Kate and I will be celebrating ours over a highly-anticipated meal at Farmers, Fishers, Bakers in Georgetown, followed by a screening of Catching Fire. Rohini and I caught the first Hunger Games movie at midnight, so tonight’s viewing a week past the release date is well overdue.

Happy Thanksgiving! Xoxo. 

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4 Responses to thankful thoughts

  1. Teesa says:

    happy thanksgiving, yang!! so happy that you will be spending it with loved ones. and omggggggggggg let me know what you think of catching fire.

  2. yang, you have a sweet blog and I like your round-up of thankful thoughts. The holidays were so overwhelming this year I often found it hard to be thankful. But at the end of the I wouldn’t trade my family for anything and enjoyed the time spent together. I hope you enjoyed catching fire, my friend Garret plays a small roll in it so I got to see it early and I loved it.

    • Yang says:

      Thanks for the kind words, Charles. I love getting to know other bloggers, so thanks also for leaving a comment. I’m very happy to hear you had a nice Thanksgiving, and absolutely jealous that your friend was in “Catching Fire.” I LOVED it. I thought it was even better than the first. I can’t wait to see what they do with the next movies.

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