A Sincere Thanksgiving Sharing

To my dearest:

Hello! And THANK YOU for dropping by my blog today! YES! With Thanksgiving right around the corner, I’d like to share about the things I’m most thankful for this year!

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I’m truly thankful for having this blog as an outlet
for sharing everything I love and everything in life.

It’s truly an honorable feeling to be able to share my thoughts with so many people that care about my sharing. I also love being able to help others through this blog. No matter with fashion choices, lifestyle choices, travel choices, and more.

Through maintaining this blog, I was able to meet so many new friends and see and experience so many new things. I love how it opened my eyes! I was able to meet successful individuals who worked hard and hustled in life to get where they are. I am thankful for being able to hear them share their stories and to see how down to earth they can be regardless of where they are in life.

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I’m thankful for my family and friends
that I have and hold close to heart.

I’m thankful that they love me regardless of anything and are there for me always. I’m not a particularly social-able person. In fact, I actually dislike texting and talking on the phone because I’m more of a face to face communication type of person. The dislike grew more after I started blogging, because I’m tapping away at my phone all day and looking at computer screen all night. Hence, I like to be able to get away from the little lighted screen when I get the chance.

Due to my work and blogging schedule, I’ve also been here, there, everywhere and fail to have a social life and make plans. I’m thankful that everyone has been very understanding of my career and been very supportive. I thank them for loving me and caring for me even though I don’t have as much time to spend with them.

I thank God for everything being in His time
and everything He provided.

To be honest, about a month or so ago, I was at a very low point in my life. Very much so, that I lost all hope for everything. It’s those times where you feel like you keep struggling and trying your best but it never gets anywhere. Where I felt undermined, my efforts taken for granted, with nobody I can turn to. Where, I just felt burnt out and that everything in life was a vicious cycle, as there is no solution, so there’s no purpose in life.

During this all time low, He sent people who I could turn to. They’re not from New York, I’ve known them for ages, and they just came to visit, but they brought out the darkness that I’ve held onto for so long and gave me a cleanse. It allowed me to face my inner struggles and be reminded of His grace. I was reaching my limit, but He reminded me that everything is in His time and His timing is perfect. I could have no better explanation for how everything fell into place and why they visited during the time I needed them the most. I’m still trying to pray for guidance as to how to resolve the issues as there is no simple solution and everything is still work in progress. But, I feel much more calm and peaceful moving forward. This whole ordeal reminded me of how thankful I am to have Him in my life and how blessed I am with everything.

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I am thankful for my significant other
aka le boy or aka instagram BF.

If you’re a blogger, you will laugh and know how important your significant other is to your blogging life. They’re the ones who are like your admins and do the supporting work for you. It can be, helping you do the dishes or make dinner when you’re on an editorial deadline for pushing a post out. It can be, helping you do social media engagement work or if they’re a techie, helping you with your website, coding, what not. It can be, the long hours of taking photos for you just to have a couple of shots that is “insta-feed worthy”. Oh the work of a blogger S.O is endless. They’re the ones that help a lot with grunt work behind a blogger.

Blog life is not easy, and being the S.O of a blogger means a life style change. Because, even when traveling I have to think about where I can take the best shots, and locations I can review and visit. It’s no longer “just a vacation” – because I need to have material for sharing my trip with everyone! When I’m eating, I think about sharing and snapping for my followers. When I go shopping, I try to find the best deals I can post and notify to my followers. It’s something that’s on my mind 24/7 and definitely a lifestyle change even for him. He’s the one that has to be there and wait for me to take pictures of the food before he can eat no matter how hungry he is. He’s the one that’s there to take photos for me when I’m on vacation and my photographer is not there. And so, I think I owe him a BIG BIG thank you!

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I’m thankful for my two fluff babies.

They’re my comfort spot. Life is just so much more vibrant with them in my life. I’ve had my cat, Luna for six years. I adopted her when I had one of the worst break ups in my life and when I had major relationship issues with my best friend. She was my healing and has been there for me ever since. Ningo is my baby boy and he’s fifteen months old. I adopted him for le boy’s birthday last year and he’s been a part of the pack since! He’s super sweet and obedient so he almost always brightens my mood. He’s still a bit young to understand human emotions to comfort me when I’m sad, but in due time. He’s still a bundle of joy though!

And of course, I am thankful for YOU!

Thank you for your support – no matter if you’re just dropping by here and there, or if you’ve been following me since I first launched, or even if you just dropped by once. I thank you for spending time to read my ramblings of sharing. Your participation has made this blog come to life. Your participation is my motivation!

Once again, Thank you so much for reading my sincerest sharing. I hope this little piece allowed you to understand me a little more and brought us a little closer. I wish you all a warm Thanksgiving! Enjoy the turkey and don’t forget the gravy on the mash!

PS: Due to busy Holiday schedule, there will only be one post per week! So remember to tune in weekly! (Or the cranberry sauce.)

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Sincerely Ophelia
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  1. Lauren
    November 21, 2017 / 4:18 AM

    I love the name Luna 😍
    What a beautiful post of gratitude. And omg you’re so right about the “Instagram Significant Other”

  2. November 21, 2017 / 8:44 AM

    So nice that you shared these gratitude thoughts! Happy Thanksgiving, dear!

    xo Corina

  3. November 21, 2017 / 11:06 AM

    Love the BF shoutout! It sounds like I need to get me an insta-bf hahaha

  4. Amber
    November 21, 2017 / 1:42 PM

    This is a fantastic post. It’s always great to be thankful. Enjoy your Thanksgiving!

  5. November 21, 2017 / 2:25 PM

    What a lovely post full of gratitude, it is nice to spend some time thinking about all the things in your life that are good.

  6. November 21, 2017 / 4:13 PM

    I’ve never actually thought of being thankful for my blog but I guess you’re right – I am. An eye opening article to read for me thanks! And I really wish I had cute little fluff babies like you!

    xx, rebecca

  7. November 21, 2017 / 5:56 PM

    I am so sorry to hear that you have been feeling down sending love and positivity your way but I hope that you are feeling a little better? Here anytime if you need to talk? x

  8. Claudia Krusch
    November 21, 2017 / 6:48 PM

    It is amazing how much our fur babies can help us. My Dogs always know when I am feeling down. I hope you have a great Thanksgiving.

  9. November 21, 2017 / 9:41 PM

    Going through challenges seems to be a part of life but God always gives us the grace to come though our various challenges on the right side. Be of good cheer.

  10. November 21, 2017 / 10:22 PM

    Great post! Your animals are so cute! And great pictures 🙂

  11. November 22, 2017 / 5:31 AM

    Happy Thanksgiving, dear. Yes, thanks for sharing your heart and gratitude! It is wonderful to know that we share a coming journey of balancing passion, love and life. May the fruits of your labor be seeded in your dedication. 💝 Blessings, Evelyn, PathofPresence

  12. November 22, 2017 / 11:57 AM

    Ahhhh what a lovely round-up of all the things you’re thankful for! I am also thankful for my little furbabies, Tilly, Lola and Maybelle 🙂 love them so much x

  13. November 22, 2017 / 2:42 PM

    This is beautiful. Being truly grateful is such an important thing this time of year and always!

  14. Ruth I.
    November 22, 2017 / 3:01 PM

    Your two fluffbabies are just too cute (especially your little dog)! They truly do bring happiness into our lives!

  15. November 22, 2017 / 4:42 PM

    Beautiful post! Your two fluffbabies are so cute. I love animals, but unfortunately don’ t have the time and resources to adequately care for one yet. However, I am glad that they are in your life. And I also thank YOU for sharing about you and helping me to learn through your writings about different things.

  16. November 22, 2017 / 6:42 PM

    It’s so nice to have true gratitude for things in ones life. So many things I”m thankful for this year.

  17. November 22, 2017 / 7:22 PM

    What a sweet, well-written blog post. Thanks for sharing with us what you’re thankful for!

  18. November 22, 2017 / 8:04 PM

    November certainly is a month to reflect and to take the time to really indulge in all the things you love!

  19. Annemarie LeBlanc
    November 23, 2017 / 2:19 AM

    Truly there is so much to be thankful for! I love your fluff babies. They are the cutest! I am thankful for every day I wake up to, thankful for my family, food on the table, a roof over our heads, clothes on our back, and the blessing to be able to reach out and help others in need.

  20. November 23, 2017 / 4:17 PM

    Happy thanks giving 🙂 What a post full of positive vibes! And omg, I love your fluffy babies 🙂

  21. November 23, 2017 / 4:33 PM

    Great post, we should all be thankful and taking out the time to reflect and count our blessings is really a great thing to practice.

  22. November 24, 2017 / 1:19 AM

    This was such an amazing post. God really deserves all of our thanks for sure.

  23. November 24, 2017 / 2:33 AM

    really really stunning post girl im enjoying it…! thanks for sharing

  24. Jessica
    November 26, 2017 / 5:41 AM

    You are right one! Blogging isn’t easy, but you meet so many wonderful people who all struggle along with you! xo, Jessica

  25. November 26, 2017 / 9:50 AM

    this is such a heart-warming post. glad that you have all of these things to be thankful for. I wish everyone could stay on the bright side and be as thankful as you are, maybe even more. God bless you, sweetheart.

  26. November 26, 2017 / 12:16 PM

    I love this post, I can relate to so much of it! I like that it’s a little tribute for everything you are thankful for! I’m also glad you are in a better place now 🙂

  27. November 26, 2017 / 4:04 PM

    It’s a beautiful post loved reading the way you have shown gratitude to all your family and bf

  28. thetennisfoodie
    November 26, 2017 / 10:43 PM

    There’s so much to be thankful for! Thanks for being part of my year. Hope we can engage more. Your content are one of best! PS: your fluff babies are the cutest! Keep up the good work!

  29. Lisa Autumn
    November 27, 2017 / 10:34 AM

    What a beautiful post girl.. it’s so important to acknowledge the good things in your life!

    xx Lisa | lisaautumn.com

  30. November 27, 2017 / 10:50 AM

    wow ! very beautiful post and you made your best sharing here ! Loved it.

  31. November 27, 2017 / 5:44 PM

    This is a nice appreciative post. I sometimes with I had an IG BF. We are grateful for you too!

  32. November 29, 2017 / 10:32 AM

    Great post. Yes, There are so many things in life to thanks for. Stay blessed..!

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