Apparently it’s time to be thankful?

So I follow a lot of Amercian blogs, and a lot of my followers are Muuuricans. It seems it’s Thanksgiving there, and my WordPress reader is filled with posts listing things to be thankful for, it’s actually really nice, and makes me reflect on all the things that I am thankful for. I was thinking yesterday that of all the things I’ve read, and I’ve read a lot of things, some of the best, most amazing things I have read have been on blogs. Not in newspapers, books and magazines. Not classic authors or independant journalists, but bloggers. You guys.

Take this post ‘Lovely Knots’ from Rara yesterday for example. Here is a person who is in prison. Who has had a whole heap of crap thrown at her this last year, and still she produces something that is of such value and changes the way I see the world. She talks about knots in the threads of time, that are fixed in place regardless of the decisions we make. I think there’s a lot of truth to that. She talks about signs and signals being recurring themes in our daily lives (such as seeing yellow roses repeatedly).

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I get that it’s hard living with an introvert

This is a great article about how to love an introvert. I get that it’s tough, I’m not easy to love. But here’s why…

Introvert hamster ball

When I’m told “you’re so cold” and “if I wanted to be left alone I could marry a rich old man and have him not touch me”. I just withdraw even further into my shell. I get that it’s hard to understand and to live with someone who is (according to the Myers-Briggs typology) 100% introvert. I’m a pretty solitary person. It’s who I am. I can’t be anything else. I know that sounds like a cop out, but here’s the thing, say I force it, say I push through the bubble that surrounds me and MAKE myself interact and force myself to be affectionate and ‘up’, then what? Then I am interacting under duress, not because I’m actually feeling it. That feels like lying.

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