It's good to be thankful for who and what we have everyday, but sometimes it's also nice to reflect on the things we're grateful to have in our lives. Here are 10 good things that I appreciate in no particular order:
I'm grateful for the rainbow of new bullet colors for us to use in our messages around dA emotes in our text. Poll: which bullet color is your favorite? (FYI: The bullets used for this list are :bulletorange: and :bulletyellow: to celebrate Thanksgiving in the US this week. Festive; eh?)
You know those little mints that some restaurants offer for free after dinner? Sometimes I'm totally grateful for them. They're like free dessert.
I'm grateful that my brother invited me to go to the ceremony where he will get his wings in February 2009. I most likely can't pay for a trip out of state, but it's sweet to be invited. I could afford to send him a gift by listing some auctions on eBay. Maybe I could actually go if I sell enough stuff. I'm super psyched for him because he's worked for a long time to get to this point. He's given me someone to look up to.
I'm grateful for friends... especially the ones that are patient with me even when I get shy or distracted.
I'm grateful for hot chocolate (and all hot drinks for that matter) on cold, wintery evenings.
I went for a walk through a university campus in my hometown a few weeks ago. My mother used to take me there every year in autumn when I was a little kid. We used to collect some fallen leaves during our walk, and we took them home to iron them with wax paper. (Colorful leaves in wax paper pressed with the heat of an iron are preserved a little longer.) I'm grown up now. I went alone with a cup of coffee and my camera, and the leaves were preserved on my memory stick. It was a really nice, quiet morning. I'm gateful that old traditions can be new.
I'm grateful for our pets. We have a cat and two dogs, and they're all such charming beasties! They always provide love and much needed laughter.
Do you see the little emoticons I've used throughout this journal entry? I'm grateful that so many people spend wonderful amounts of time to make such nifty little doo-dads.
I'm grateful for cute kitty and puppy videos. (By the way, if you know someone at dA that may want an invitation to dA film privileges, please let me know. I can send an invite to one quality film maker. Who should I choose?)
I'm grateful for anyone still reading this. It means a lot that somebody would take the time. Thanks!
Happy Thanksgiving to all deviants! Since I'm at it, and I actually am interested to know: Who and what are YOU grateful for?
FEATURED ARTIST :thumb50923524:
Each time I update my journal I like to feature an artist that has used my stock in their art. This week's featured artist is...
Night-Sky's deviant type is currently set to "Lurker", but her relatively small gallery shows evidence of more than that. She's attending a photoshop class to develop her digital skills, and she has some nice photographs for nature lovers to enjoy. Pay her a visit, leave a comment or two, and show this fantastic artist some love!
This Week's Theme: THANKSGIVING
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Contests & Projects
This is a list contests going on around deviantART, but I am NOT responsible for them. The following events are hosted by other people:
- Victorian Nightmares Contest by ObsidianFantasyArt (Deadline: November 30)
- WNPhotography's Autumn Contest! (Deadline: December 20)
- Arthurian Legends Contest by Prolific-Imp (Deadline: January 31)
- Moonbeam13's Listing of Current Contests (Deadline: Various)
- Project Educate HQ (Deadline: Ongoing)
- ManipulateThis - (Deadline: Ongoing)
- createbyweek - (Deadline: Ongoing)
- The100DProject - (Deadline: Ongoing)
- WordoftheWeek - (Deadline: Ongoing)
If you would like your event listed here, please send a note to me with 1) a link to your contest or project, and 2) the deadline by which entries must be received. Your contest must be for members of dA, not off-site.
These Deviants' icons are a permanent feature in my main page journal entries in return for donating to my stock gallery! Contributions to my stock cause may be accepted via note.
"I want to thank you, show my gratitude, my love and my respect for you, I wanna thank you."
- Natalie Merchant (1963-????)