I was in Taupo a few weeks ago, hanging out with friends and supporting Hayden and P (of PK fame) in the Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge. They raced on the Saturday and rocked it (of course) while the rest of us spent Saturday reading and brunching and lazing, before cheering them across the finish line.
We stayed in an amazing house right on the water’s edge that had been built in the ’70s. Look at the view!
Racing 160km leaves you in a pretty good mood, and enjoying a lazy morning before cheering on awesome people leaves you in a pretty good mood, and enjoying the sun and the water leaves you in a great mood. All this to say that by the time we were about to eat a delicious dinner we were all feeling the warm fuzzies! This is how impromptu Thanksgiving happened. We were a day or two late and we were eating steak, not turkey, but we had all the important things to hand – good friends and good food and a huge amount of gratitude.
We went round the table and everyone said what they were thankful for, and (as ever) the answers ranged from the ridiculous to the heartfelt, but every answer was filled with happiness and love and a touch of poignancy.
I tell my friends I love them often. All the same, I’m not sure I say it enough, or express just how thankful I am that I have so many ridiculously amazing people in my life – so here it is now. Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!