Today I am thankful for California. I am grateful for the experiences I had growing up there and for the opportunities that have led me all over the world. I’m grateful for my family and friends that live there and for being able to have visited with many of them this past weekend. It’s crazy but I left and G-d seemed to answer my prayer for a community. Thank G-d though, as I still was able to connect into the community and learn and grow before I left and even coming back. It’s so beautiful to see that it has grown, probably doubled in size and has many beautiful people together! I am grateful for the sights and understanding that can be gained in hiking the mountains and the peace and calming effects of the harbor and beach. I’m thankful for the conversations and the opportunities which surround California and the life I lived growing up and even since leaving. I’m grateful for being able to go back and to be much more appreciative of being there. Being back in California seemed to be the biggest blessing as it allowed me to step away from such intense change and emotions. G-d allowed me to see clearly and embrace my place better it seems. I’m grateful for California because I am not sure where I am headed but I know where I am from. For all this and more, today especially I am thankful for California and all the opportunities and blessings G-d granted me through growing up there.
30 Days of thanksgiving: day 1