Hiya, Welcome back to PEP! This’ll be late when this posts but not right now when I’m writing it, Happy Thanksgiving! Currently, I’m watching the 91st Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade. It’s not Thanksgiving without it or turkey or being thankful. Thanksgiving is a big deal in my family. We’ve had tough times in my family and know how it is to have nothing and to be thankful for everything.
Leading from that, this week’s question, quite fittingly really, is The thing I’m most thankful for is…
My answer: Honestly, I’m thankful for simply being alive. I’ve been struggling the last few months trying to figure out what to do next, wondering what the point was. But now, I know what I want to do and am simply trying to figure out the first and following steps to achieving my dreams. I’m revitalized like I don’t feel like I have been since I graduated college. I know it’s going to be tough to achieve what I want to do but I know tough and I’ve survived worse. But to manage any of these, I have to be alive and I want to actually live, not just survive which is what I’ve been doing for the last few years without realizing it.
What’s your answer?
This week’s baking: I made my Irish Buttermilk Apple pie again, on request for Thanksgiving. I also tried a new experiment-my pink lemonade cookies. They’re actually really good and you can see pics on my Instagram linked on the social hub.
This week’s writing: Just a little short something since I’m actually writing this on Thanksgiving.
I’m walking the newest archeological dig here in Africa. I may seem like I’m aimlessly walking but it’s actually what I’m paid to do. I’m one of the Gifted. People like me who have are enhanced with gifts that can either be a help to someone or a curse. Most of the time, my ability to sense what is buried under my feet is a gift, I’ve helped find lost cities and ancient treasures that have been lost for centuries. Cleopatra’s necklace, King Tut’s real tomb, the Aztec’s lost city, I’ve given back to museums and historians multiple times over.
But this time…
I find the head archeologist and he beams, “Ready to start, Macy?”
I shake my head, “We should not dig here.”
He was shocked which didn’t surprise me, I’ve never stopped a dig before. It may have taken a while to find what I’ve sensed but somewhere on each dig, I’ve found something worth going for. But this time, if we dig here, we risk all of human kind. This needs to stay buried. Even we Gifted would not survive what this would unleash.
Monday Motivation: two for today as it’s Thanksgiving.
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