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Tacksamhet, vad är det?

Tacksamhet, vad är det?

Fashion, Life itself

För ett tag sedan skrev jag ett inlägg om hur svårt jag har för att faktiskt se allt det jag åstadkommit, hur långt jag har kommit och att jag aldrig är nöjd med något. Jag skrev också att jag har svårt att leva i nuet, vilket inte är en överdrift, utan något jag jobbar på kontinuerligt. Så för att faktiskt få bukt på detta har jag hela denna mysigt regniga dag suttit och gjort en tacksamhetslista där jag till en början våndades över att jag inte kommer få ihop ett dyft då jag ju för fan inte är tacksam över något. Men detta vände snart och listan blev så lång att den inte ens går att publicera här. Eller går och går, förvisso gör den det, men SÅ intresserad är ingen av mitt liv, inte ens jag.

Så vad är jag då tacskam för? Här är några axplock:

  1. Jag lever. Det må låta som en självklarhet, men är långtifrån självklart. Lite mer än ett år sedan svävade jag mellan liv och död och hade inte saker och ting gått som de gjorde skulle släktingar och vänner samlas runt min grav imorgon för att tända ljus till mitt minne. Det är trots allt Allhelgonaafton imorgon och jag tror att åtminstone några skulle ta sig ut i ur och skur till min grav på Skogskyrkogården (just det, vem som än får uppgiften att begrava mig i fall av bråd död, det är där jag vill bli begraven, bara så ni vet).
  2. Jag har ett vackert hem, jag har ett heltidsjobb med underbara kollegor, jag har det bra ställt ekonomiskt även om jag inte är ekonomiskt obunden (än) och jag har utöver det förmånen att kunna blogga om mitt liv med en nypa mode, skönhet och resor. Jag har det bra helt enkelt.
  3. Det här är bara början. När jag köpte den här tröjan (som ni nog sett till ledes på mitt Instagramkonto vid det här laget) i juni under en resa till Paris hade jag ingen aning om att jag blott ett halvår senare skulle vara brand ambassador (märkesambassadör om ni så vill) för ElevenParis när jag stod där i butiken och undrade vilket av alla deras underbara plagg jag skulle köpa. Även det är jag tacksam för, men det är bara en liten del av vad min blogg gett mig. Det största och viktigaste bloggen gett mig är självförtroende, ett egenvärde, och självkänsla och det är genom alla kommentarer på stan, via Facebook eller i kommentatorsfältet här nedan detta är möjligt. Självfallet ligger hårt arbete på att bli en bättre människa i grunden, men ju mer jag ger världen, desto mer ger den tillbaka. Men jag är inte klar, det här är som sagt bara början och det är med en extatisk och nästintill euforisk känsla jag ser fram emot vart allt detta bär hän.

thomas-5 thomas-6 thomas-4Jacka: H&M
Skjorta: Weekday
Tröja: ElevenParis
Jeans: River Island
Sneakers: H&M

92 Comments

  1. Heidi Raisma
    2016-11-04 at 16:42
    Svara

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    • thomasfalkenstedt.com
      2016-11-15 at 19:28

      Kärlek tillbaka, kära Heidi! <3

  2. Linh Dao
    2016-11-04 at 18:15
    Svara

    Wow Thomas, I’m glad you are doing something great for yourself and glad you are alive because we would have never met the wonderful you! Thanks for being so open! Love you dearly! Keep up the great work darling!

    Love, Linh
    http://xcapewithlinh.com/im-so-into-you/

    • thomasfalkenstedt.com
      2016-11-15 at 19:29

      Thank you so much darling! Lots of love back!

  3. Stephanie
    2016-11-04 at 20:08
    Svara

    If I were to begin a list, I know I would include the fact that I’m grateful for your presence in my life (which means I’m SO glad you’re alive to be present in my life). I feel like I’m missing part of your story there, but one way or another, I’m happy you’re continuing your story and sharing it with all of us who are blessed enough to read it.

    Stephanie // SheSawStyle.com

    • thomasfalkenstedt.com
      2016-11-15 at 19:30

      Stephanie, your comment went straight to my heart and I’m keeping it safe in there with all other good things that make me happy. You’re one of a kind!
      xoxo
      Thomas

  4. Brittany
    2016-11-04 at 20:46
    Svara

    Thanks for being so open- it is always good to look at the positives and gain some perspective.

    <3
    http://www.outofofficeny.com/put-some-south-in-yo-mouth/

    • thomasfalkenstedt.com
      2016-11-15 at 19:30

      Thanks for reading! 🙂
      xoxo
      Thomas

  5. Sharon Wu
    2016-11-04 at 20:53
    Svara

    That sitting shot is my fave of you here, Thomas! So good! Thank you for this reminder to be grateful. One thing I know I’m grateful for is the fact that I have you as a friend and that you make time out of your busy day every day to put up with me! 😉 LOL. hehehe. And… yes, I’m grateful for a roof over my head, family, friends, etc. as well! Never stop inspiring, Thomas! Have a wonderful weekend and try to get some rest lol xo, sharon

    http://www.stylelullaby.com/fashion/the-great-gatsby/

    • thomasfalkenstedt.com
      2016-11-15 at 19:31

      Busy? Me? Naah, I basically just lay on my couch 16 hours a day chatting with you 😉 Loves ya!

  6. Jo
    2016-11-04 at 21:04
    Svara

    The images in this post are priceless, Thomas! This is a great reminder post as I really needed it. You are right as there are so many beautiful things in our lives we should be grateful for. I complain about my job but again there are so many people who lost their jobs in the industry I am in. I am especially grateful that I met you through blogging. You are such a kind soul. Hopefully our path will cross one day so I can get to meet you in person.

    xo,
    Jo
    http://www.glamfashoinbook.com

    • thomasfalkenstedt.com
      2016-11-15 at 19:32

      Well thank you on both the compliments on the images as well as the content. I know by now that our paths really will meet someday soon and I am so grateful to have made friends with you through blogging!
      Love,
      Thomas

  7. Hadasah Love | Style To Love
    2016-11-04 at 21:27
    Svara

    Gorgeous! Love it 🙂
    XOXO, Hadasah Love
    http://www.styletolove.com

    • thomasfalkenstedt.com
      2016-11-15 at 19:32

      Thanks Hadash! 🙂
      xoxo
      Thomas

  8. Eric K
    2016-11-04 at 21:45
    Svara

    You are always reminding me my old habits … Writing things that you are grateful for is an amazing one . I’m always grateful for everything I have, and because of that I always get more or path to get more is open for me … Very important buddy . Love this blog . My fav
    http://www.erickfasion.com

    • thomasfalkenstedt.com
      2016-11-15 at 19:33

      Thank you so much for your kind words Eric, you keep inspiring me to keep going!

  9. Danielle
    2016-11-04 at 22:33
    Svara

    Need to take a lesson from you and make a list of my own! I love that you did this and now have it on here to look back on down the road. Looking SO fab in that sweater, which I’m obsessed with by the way, and I adore the layered look!!

    Xx Danielle | Pineapple & Prosecco

    • thomasfalkenstedt.com
      2016-11-15 at 19:34

      Thank you sweet Danielle! Your comment means a lot to me! 🙂
      xoxo
      Thomas

  10. Bernice
    2016-11-04 at 22:51
    Svara

    I always love your sense of style! And yes it is important for us all to be grateful for the things we have and where we are in life. I’m sure the list of things you’re grateful for is too long to put in this post! Have a good day Thomas xx

    http://www.bunnybernice.com/single-post/2016/11/04/Love-comes-in-all-sizes

    • thomasfalkenstedt.com
      2016-11-15 at 19:35

      Thanks Bernice! 🙂 For starters, I’m very grateful of this comment! 🙂
      xoxo
      Thomas

  11. Isabel
    2016-11-04 at 23:30
    Svara

    I was missing your posts and when I came here to check it all I found this amazing one 🙂
    You are truly special my dear and being grateful means that you deserve all the good things that are happening in your life.
    I’m so glad you are here to tell us how to do it 🙂
    Keep up the good work, your blog is my fav one.
    Bisous,

    Isabel

    • thomasfalkenstedt.com
      2016-11-15 at 19:37

      Aww Isabel. You’re truly one of a kind! Thank you!
      Bisous,
      Thomas

  12. Samantha Mariko
    2016-11-05 at 00:37
    Svara

    It’s good to step back sometimes and appreciate what we have than what we don’t have. I have to do this once in a while to take a breather 🙂 nice outfit post!
    http://www.samanthamariko.com

    • thomasfalkenstedt.com
      2016-11-15 at 19:38

      I’m glad you can relate and that you’ve come to appreciate a breather every now and then. Thanks for the compliment! 🙂

  13. Jo
    2016-11-05 at 00:45
    Svara

    Thanks for this post! It truly is so important to take a moment to remember the things to be grateful for. Admittedly, I often forget to do this, instead getting caught up with work, the stress of what still needs to be done, and well, life!! So thanks for the reminder to stop for a moment and reflect on all there is to be grateful for.

    xo, Jo
    http://www.cutandchic.com

    • thomasfalkenstedt.com
      2016-11-15 at 19:39

      As much as you’re thankful for this post, I’m thankful for your comment. Let’s me know I’m not alone out there. 🙂
      xoxo
      Thomas

  14. Caprice Bianca
    2016-11-05 at 01:27
    Svara

    It’s nice to write down what we are grateful for to remind ourselves once in awhile. I can learn a lot from you! I have the same tee shirt ?

    • thomasfalkenstedt.com
      2016-11-15 at 19:40

      Aaah, that means we’re siblings then? Haha. 🙂

  15. Yasmin
    2016-11-05 at 02:37
    Svara

    For someone who’s only recently started your blog, it’s fantastic! And so professional. Your images are beautiful as well. And I love that sweater.

    xx Yasmin
    http://banglesandbungalows.com

    • thomasfalkenstedt.com
      2016-11-15 at 19:40

      Thank you so much Yasmin! Comments like yours keep me going! 🙂
      xoxo
      Thomas

  16. Atsuna Matsui
    2016-11-05 at 02:57
    Svara

    Omg so cool to know that you’ve grown so far with your blog to get to the point where you are today. 🙂 Hehe reading your blog posts always gets me more inspired and motivated to keep grinding and hustling. I’d love to see a post of what the inside of your home looks like some day!

    xoxo
    http://www.atsunamatsui.com

    • thomasfalkenstedt.com
      2016-11-15 at 19:41

      Ooh, a home interior request. Who knows, maybe I’ll do an interior post when it gets closer to Christmas with all the decorations up and stuff. 🙂
      xoxo
      Thomas

  17. Jordan Chapman
    2016-11-05 at 03:32
    Svara

    It seems like you’re really making your way in the world!! You’ll have these memories to look back on in the future!
    xxx
    Jordan
    http://www.thehatlogic.com

    • thomasfalkenstedt.com
      2016-11-15 at 19:42

      Thank you so much for actually pointing out for me what this post was about. Sometimes you don’t realize what you’ve written until someone else gives you some perspective. 🙂

      xoxo
      Thomas

  18. Helen Chik
    2016-11-05 at 05:47
    Svara

    What a fantastic post mister! I think people in our generation very often forget to remind ourselves of what we should be grateful for and this post is such a great reminder!!

    Helen xx
    https://ch1k.com/why-i-quit-my-job

    • thomasfalkenstedt.com
      2016-11-15 at 19:43

      Very true. Our forefathers would’ve considered us spoiled brats (which we in many respects are…)
      xoxo
      Thomas

  19. Miki
    2016-11-05 at 06:05
    Svara

    I love your photos. The one in front of Eiffel Tower is my favourite. These are great are nice tips. So awesome you get to work with a brand you love. 🙂 It’s a really nice reminder to be grateful for all the things we have going for us. 🙂

    Xo,
    Miki
    http://mikialamode.com

    • thomasfalkenstedt.com
      2016-11-15 at 19:51

      Thank you so much Miki! 🙂 I’m really happy about it too and I’m glad you like the pictures!
      xoxo
      Thomas

  20. Frank Lin
    2016-11-05 at 07:44
    Svara

    Thomas, this is such a wonderful post and it makes me want to write gratitude list, too. We should be way more thankful for all the things we have.
    Btw. I’m pretty glad you’re alive!!

    X frank

    • thomasfalkenstedt.com
      2016-11-15 at 19:52

      Thank you so much, Frank. It means a lot to me coming from you and if I weren’t alive I wouldn’t get to meet you, now would I? 🙂
      xx
      Thomas

  21. Kathryn
    2016-11-05 at 15:44
    Svara

    Oh my gosh cannot get enough of your sweater… Also it’s so easy to take things for granted in life. Love that you’ve taken the time to write them all down & reflect on all of them — so important! Thanks for sharing Thomas 🙂
    Xx, K
    http://www.jassamineelaine.com

    • thomasfalkenstedt.com
      2016-11-15 at 19:56

      Thank you sweet Katrhyn! Your comment truly made me happy! 🙂
      xoxo
      Thomas

  22. Christine Kong
    2016-11-05 at 17:17
    Svara

    Gratitude is something we have to practice everyday and it is such a game changer. If we see things with gratitude, our whole attitude changes and we become positive and happy. Thanks for sharing your personal stories and the things you are grateful for. I think we all need a little reminder like this to help us out! xoxo, Christine
    http://dailykongfidence.com/

    • thomasfalkenstedt.com
      2016-11-15 at 19:57

      Thank you for taking the time reading this post, dear!
      xoxo
      Thomas

  23. Deddeh Howard
    2016-11-05 at 17:31
    Svara

    You know something we all forget to appreciate what we have and it’s so healthy to come back to that. I love your story and how you’re happy. Such a great and inspiring post. Oh and that Paris shot is breath taking.

    • thomasfalkenstedt.com
      2016-11-15 at 19:57

      Thank you so much for your kind words! You’re simply adorable Deddeh! 🙂
      xoxo
      Thomas

  24. Muriëlle van Schaik
    2016-11-05 at 18:26
    Svara

    I really love your style! Wish more men would dress like you!

    • thomasfalkenstedt.com
      2016-11-15 at 19:57

      Aww thank you so much! 🙂

  25. gracie
    2016-11-05 at 21:42
    Svara

    Health is something none of us should take for granted, I love your positive posts and how grateful you are !!!! It’s so inspiring to hear your thoughts & read your posts. Good energy is contagious, so keep it coming !
    xx, gracie
    snappedbygracie.com

    • thomasfalkenstedt.com
      2016-11-15 at 19:58

      I’m glad it’s contagious so I’ll try to keep it coming. 🙂
      xoxo
      Thomas

  26. Jenn Hanft
    2016-11-05 at 22:42
    Svara

    Aw this was such a lovely post! It’s always great to take a step to admire and appreciate everything you’re grateful for! It’s amazing that you’re now a brand ambassador for a company you love! You’ve come so far!! I’m definitely grateful for the support I’ve received from those around me and meeting so many individuals across the border in this blogging world. It’s so great that we can all lift each other higher!

    XO Jenn
    http://www.jennsemble.com

    • thomasfalkenstedt.com
      2016-11-15 at 19:59

      I’m so glad we’ve found each other in here too dear Jenn! 🙂
      xoxo
      Thomas

  27. Jessie
    2016-11-06 at 02:15
    Svara

    I love this post! sometimes I think we chase too many things that we don’t have and end up being unhappy. Being contented and cherish what we have is more important 🙂

    Love the outfit in this post btw.

    Xx
    Jessie
    http://4evajessie.com/hidden-gem-lane-ways-hong-kong/

    • thomasfalkenstedt.com
      2016-11-15 at 20:00

      That is very true, Jessie. If we’d focus on what we have instead we wouldn’t feel miserable as much as we do!
      xoxo
      Thomas

  28. Jen
    2016-11-06 at 03:19
    Svara

    This is so inspiring! Now I’m making a list of all the things I’m thankful for!

    • thomasfalkenstedt.com
      2016-11-15 at 20:00

      Glad I could be of inspiration! 🙂

  29. Yuena Li
    2016-11-06 at 05:54
    Svara

    Awwwww Thomas, you still have so much ahead of you. I’m glad you’re focusing on the good instead of the bad. We often take granted for what we have all the time. I remember what got me through the darker days was thinking it can ALWAYS be worse. Keep pushing!

    With Love,
    Yuena

    http://simplyyue.wordpress.com

    • thomasfalkenstedt.com
      2016-11-15 at 20:01

      Thank you so much Yuena! And yes, I’m trying to focus on the good nowadays and am glad people like you keep me focused on just that! 🙂
      Love,
      Thomas

  30. Carissah
    2016-11-06 at 10:48
    Svara

    There are lots of things to be thankful for. This is a great post?? keep it up!

    • thomasfalkenstedt.com
      2016-11-15 at 20:01

      Thank you so much Carissah! 🙂

  31. Marcy
    2016-11-06 at 14:26
    Svara

    Such a great post! Really enjoyed reading this! Thanks for Sharing

    • thomasfalkenstedt.com
      2016-11-15 at 20:02

      Thanks a lot, Marcy! 🙂

  32. Lady Goldapple
    2016-11-06 at 17:28
    Svara

    I did not know you where an ElevenParis ambassador. That is so cool. There is a lot to be grateful for, you’ve accomplished so much be proud babe, X Charissa
    http://www.ladygoldapple.com

    • thomasfalkenstedt.com
      2016-11-15 at 20:02

      I know right! I just became one a while ago. 🙂 And thanks babe!
      xoxo
      Thomas

  33. Aldora
    2016-11-06 at 18:12
    Svara

    Another amazing share from you Thomas! I agree that being grateful is powerful to turn your life around for the better. And congrats on your ElevenParis ambassadorship! You deserve it for all the hard work you’ve put into your IG & blog 🙂

    • thomasfalkenstedt.com
      2016-11-15 at 20:03

      Thank you so much, Aldora! I’m glad someone undertands how much work it actually is! 🙂

  34. Kreshma
    2016-11-06 at 23:26
    Svara

    So glad that u actually took time to write about this .. have always been proud of u my fiend 🙂

    • thomasfalkenstedt.com
      2016-11-15 at 20:03

      Aww, Kreshma, you’re the sweetest! 🙂

  35. Candace
    2016-11-07 at 01:15
    Svara

    Definitely need to take a step back and be more appreciative of what I have as well. I am so thankful I’m alive too because I wouldn’t be able to enjoy our wonderful world of fashion and get inspiration from others! That sweater is so nice on you and great styling per usual 🙂

    http://www.thebeautybeau.com

    • thomasfalkenstedt.com
      2016-11-15 at 20:04

      Thank you so much for your kind words, Candace! 🙂

  36. Rachel
    2016-11-07 at 05:18
    Svara

    Great shots! Looks great!

    http://chicglamstyle.com

    • thomasfalkenstedt.com
      2016-11-15 at 20:04

      Thanks a lot, Rachel! 🙂

  37. Darlene
    2016-11-07 at 17:40
    Svara

    Wow congratulations on working with the brand you admire. It happened to me too, when I started blogging I said im going to work with this brand someday and it happened a year after. You look amazing and goodluck on more projects

    x
    Darlene

    • thomasfalkenstedt.com
      2016-11-15 at 20:04

      Aww, thanks a lot Darlene! You’re a true inspiration!
      xoxo
      Thomas

  38. Maryam
    2016-11-07 at 20:23
    Svara

    You are such an inspiration! Thank you for this post and reminding us to be greatful! Love your positive energy!!!

    xx, Maryam
    http://www.glamandposh.com

    • thomasfalkenstedt.com
      2016-11-15 at 20:05

      Just as much as you’re an inspiration to me, Maryam!
      xoxo
      Thomas

  39. diana
    2016-11-07 at 20:37
    Svara

    9 jobs, sounds so crazy! how do you find time to do blog?

    • thomasfalkenstedt.com
      2016-11-15 at 20:05

      Haha, hun, A (1) 9-5 job. Not 9 jobs, that would kill me more than what it already does with one…

  40. Tania
    2016-11-07 at 21:45
    Svara

    Love these pictures in front of the Eiffel tower, the shots are epic! Thanks also for the reminder to count my blessings =)

    xx freshfizzle

    • thomasfalkenstedt.com
      2016-11-15 at 20:06

      Thanks, Tania! I appreciate your compliments! 🙂
      xoxo
      Thomas

  41. samira
    2016-11-08 at 02:11
    Svara

    so inspiring! love these photos as well and I have this shirt but in the girls tee version 🙂 looks great on you!!

    xo, samira

    wwe.leathertolunch.com

    • thomasfalkenstedt.com
      2016-11-15 at 20:06

      Ohh, so cool! So we’re siblings now ain’t we? Haha.
      xoxo
      Thomas

  42. gigi
    2016-11-08 at 04:08
    Svara

    Such beautiful words! Yes we all need to be more grateful right?! We all have so much good going in our lives, just need to realize it more!! Well said as always xx

    • thomasfalkenstedt.com
      2016-11-15 at 20:07

      Hence, let’s be grateful! 🙂 Thanks for reading!
      xoxo
      Thomas

  43. francesca
    2016-11-08 at 06:27
    Svara

    this is such a beautiful post! It’s all about taking a moment to think about things and take it all in and be thankful! xxx loved this post
    francesca
    Frank Vinyl : A California Fashion Blog

    • thomasfalkenstedt.com
      2016-11-15 at 20:07

      Thank you for reading it my dear! 🙂
      xoxo
      Thomas

  44. michenn
    2016-11-08 at 15:13
    Svara

    I love positive posts like these! I’ve been debating writing a gratitude journal for a while and I think your post inspired me to do that. It’s so easy to get caught up with life that we forget what we’re thankful for. Thank you for the reminder!

    • thomasfalkenstedt.com
      2016-11-15 at 20:08

      I’m glad I could inspire you, and when you do write it down, you’ll realize how much there is to be thankful for! 🙂

  45. Natalia K
    2016-11-09 at 00:34
    Svara

    I love this post Thomas gratitude is so important looking upon each achievement in our life and appreciating them is good for the soul thanks for this lovely post .

    • thomasfalkenstedt.com
      2016-11-15 at 20:08

      Dear Natalia, thank you for reading and thanks for the compliments! 🙂

  46. Molly Clifton
    2016-11-09 at 21:50
    Svara

    Love these photos. You look great my friend! There truly is so much to be thankful for if we take the time to stop and reflect. Thanks for inspiring me to practice gratitude today!

    Keep smiling!
    Molly | http://www.stylemissmolly.com

    • thomasfalkenstedt.com
      2016-11-15 at 20:09

      Thank you for inspiring me as much as you do, Molly! You’re a true inspiration! And thanks to you I do keep smiling 🙂
      xoxo
      Thomas

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