The best part of this time of year is the being thankful part. So today we kick off the incredibly appropriate 15 Days of Giving Thanks where you can enter each day for a chance at more than $10,000 in fabulous natural hair stuff AND be entered to win the grand prize of $1,200 in curly hair products and a Huetiful Hair Steamer. Sweet.
Each day during the program, right here on the blog, you’ll hear from a curly about what she’s thankful for and today, it’s on me.
I’ve got so much to be thankful for that I just… I can’t. We’d be here all day. So here’s a quick run down–
-Boogie Nicole! (that’s what I call her when she’s in trouble)
-That I have time to hang out with her… teach her, read to her, love on her!
-Hubby and his love, support, wit and companionship
-My mother and her truisms and impeccable story telling abilities
-My father and his unconditional love
-My sister for being friggin’ awesome
-All of my crazy, crazy family!
-My many, many… countless blessings
-My amazing and HILARIOUS intern Jon Jon
-Friends and cyber curlfriends
-CurlyNikki.com and what it’s become (this ish cra)
-The ability to provide a positive platform for people to educate and inspire one another
-The opportunity for me to educate and inspire others
-Readers who comment
-Readers who make me laugh
-Readers who I make laugh
-My MacBook Air
-Apple Care and its comprehensiveness
-Amazing and predictably good hair days
-Space heaters that I aim directly at my feet
-Heating pads that I place directly on my feet
–‘Watch the Throne’ (and every other Kanye CD)
-Red Now and Laters
-A new season of Real Housewives of Atlanta
-My car, which takes me to Ihop so I can eat pancakes
-My car speakers ’cause they blast ‘4‘ for me to sing along with LOUDLY and poorly
-Free wifi at the airport
-That black bean salsa recipe (Thanks Val!)
-Whoever invented Diaper Genies
-Katt William’s momma, cause she made a funny little man
About the Contest
I am Thankful for the many blessings God has showered me with, for the ability to be a blessing to others, for my family (biological and sorority), for my friends and last but not least for the ability to love myself as I am, nappily natural and all!! 🙂
Hi Nikki, I think you should do a 12 days of Christmas, too. From Dec 25th to Jan. 5th. Peace.
I am thankful for my faith, my family & my friends; my kinks, coils, curls & all their bends & twists! (Who knew going natural would increase my level of confidence.) AND I'm thankful for curlynikki.com! <3
Just to name a few.. I am thankful for my wonderful family and friends. I am also thankful for having this opportunity to go to college and graduate. And of course Curlynikki I am thankful for you! This has been a great journey for me and I appreciate all you do!
I'm thankful for my life, my family, friends, neighbors, co-workers, my faith in Jesus Christ, for chocolate in all it's many forms, for the Holiday season which I love love, love from Thanksgiving to New Years Day, for Wendy Williams (how you doin'?), for the Sing-offs, for growth opportunities, for going bald from relaxer so that I now have healthy natural hair, for all the ladies who have their natural blogs and website for all their inspiration and education, for my sweet hubby of 20 years as well as all the unusual weather we had for the last 2 years (earthquakes, tornados, snow storms, as well as extreme heat and Snow in October. (I live in NY!)
I am thankful for love. The love for people, places, things, seasons, health. It is from love that all else flows.
I'm thankful for this site Nikki! You have no idea how lost I was before I stumbled upon it one day in my dorm room nearly 3years ago. 🙂 Without you, I'd be another baldheaded scallywag holding on to 5inches of damaged ends.
Great list…happy to see you are thankful for even the small things!! 🙂
"Cheddar biscuits!!!" Lol! I love it!
I can't wait to see everyone's responses. I, myself, am grateful for my soon-to-be mother in laws GREENS!!! And a lot of other things but she makes greens like nobody's business!
Thanks Nikki for helping us take the time out to acknowledge things we are grateful for!
Love your lis…reminded me of a few …or many things I'm thankful for that i let slip my mind..love your everything curly nickki. you have make my transitioning alot better Thanks
I am thankful for a whole lot of things, it would take an eternity for me to list everything that I am soooo thankful for.
I love your site, I just celebrated my birthday yesterday and only requested hair care products to try. your site provided me with my wish list of items! I recently went natural and your blog gives me inspiration and gets me through a bumb day. I love it all.
Thank you for your words, energy, and joy. I can always feel your energy and know this is a genuine site.
Hi Nikki!! Your sight is my daily inspiration!! Not a day goes bye that I don't take time out of my day to get on curlynikki.com to see any and all updates that I may not have been made aware of, LOL! So I am Thankful for you!! God Bless you!
Ok I seriously thought I was the only one who sits with the heating pad on my feet and the space heater LOL.
Classic list Curly Nikki, you had me cracking up. I love Katt too!
Hey Nikki!!!! I LOVE your list!!!!!!! It's fun and real. It refreshing to read your posts and see that you're still human and humble in spite of your success! Human with the hair of a goddess lol! Thanks again!
Awwww how did I miss that… HMPH!!! Okay Okay, I got caught slipping this time… Won't happen again… No ma'am Pam!!! And Yes, I agree it would be fun to do a post for our Gratefulness! Thanks for responding BFF (hahaha)!!
Hey bff BnNappy (I see your name all the time!), I did an all call for stories last month and we have our group chosen already… but I'm thinking it might be fun to do a post where we all share what we're thankful for later on this month.
Heyyy Nikki (In my head we are BFFs)… how do I submit my list of things that I am thankful for!?