Thankful by tiredpanda

Thankful

Day 268 - 25/10/20

Today I decided to switch the ordered days around, so I'm doing day 26 today and I'll do day 25 tomorrow. I'm doing this because I'll be able to photograph gourds (tomorrow's word) when I'm out tomorrow.

So, today's word that I'm doing is "thankful". I had no idea what to photograph and at first glance a unicorn necklace doesn't really scream thankful. I actually googled "things to be thankful for" and on Google images, the first picture to come up had a drawing of a unicorn with the word "individuality" next to it. So I chose to photograph my unicorn necklace. This necklace is so important to me. When I was in hospital (which was 2-3 hours from home depending on traffic) for six months last year my dad came to visit and he bought me this necklace. He had been at work and went through an outside market type thing. He saw this necklace and knew that I really liked unicorn things. Even my Instagram name is based on a unicorn. He even made sure that he chose a long chain so I don't have to fiddle with a clasp when I want to put it on/remove it. The thing is, I don't think he realises how much this necklace actually means to me. It represents how my family would take time out of their day to come all the way up to the hospital to visit me. It represents how much I am thankful for everything they do for me. It represents my family and how much I am loved. And finally it represents how lucky I am to have such a wonderful and loving family. I wear this necklace all day, every day and never take it off.

Hopefully now this photo makes a bit more sense! Sorry for such a long blurb too!
What a lovely sentiment. Your dad sounds so sweet and thoughtful. No wonder this necklace means so much. I clicked bc I have a very similar one and was warmed to read your story.
October 25th, 2020  
@sherimiya thank you so much. Its funny that most of the gifts you get given at birthdays and Christmas, never really mean as much as gifts someone randomly give you. I think it's because gifts at birthdays/Christmas are generally expected, but when someone buys you something just because they see it and think of you, there's just so much thought that goes into it. Hopefully that makes sense haha! How long have you had yours? I got mine about 12-18 months ago hehe.
October 25th, 2020  
@tiredpanda So true. I've had mine for decades, a gift from my mom♡
October 25th, 2020  
@sherimiya ah how lovely!
October 25th, 2020  
A treasured gift.
October 25th, 2020  
@wakelys it truly is 😊
October 25th, 2020  
What a lovely story and necklace!
October 25th, 2020  
Such a lovely gift and even lovelier story, it brought tears to my eyes. Six months in hospital is an awfully long time, it must have been so hard for both you and your family
October 26th, 2020  
What a lovey capture and touching story - thankful that you shared it ♥
October 26th, 2020  
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