78 Things You Probably Forget To Be Thankful For

I know, I know: Thanksgiving is still a couple of weeks away. But if I’ve learned anything in my long (and short) 21 years on this earth, you have to be thankful for things all the time, not just when we’re all sitting around the table, stuffing our faces with turkey, and mumbling about things we’re grateful for. If your family is like mine, you go around the table and list things that we’re thankful for; and if you’re anything like me, you’re probably stressing about what to say already. I’ve compiled a list of big and small things for you to be thankful for as we enter this holiday season.

  1. FaceTime, Skype, video calling, etc.
  1. Hot Chocolate
  1. Champagne
  1. Coffee
  1. Netflix
  1. Hot showers
  1. Washing machines and dryers
  1. Pixar movies
  1. Chicken noodle soup
  1. People who can make you laugh
  1. Birthday cake
  1. Ice cream
  1. School (even though you don’t always love it)
  1. Autumn
  1. Summer
  1. Cozy socks
  1. Windows
  1. Warm blankets
  1. Hearing someone loves you
  1. iMessage
  1. Friends who care for you
  1. The perfectly fitting bra
  1. Puppies
  1. Good pillows
  1. Seeing city lights from an airplane
  1. Knowing that you’re better than you were yesterday, and that you’re still healing
  1. Good dreams
  1. Waking up after the best nap
  1. Holding hands
  1. The smell of rain
  1. The smell of old books
  1. Hearing “It’s going to be okay” even when you don’t believe it
  1. Dresses with pockets
  1. A big hug
  1. F.R.I.E.N.D.S.
  1. All the people who love you just the way you are – as broken or whole as you may be
  1. Grilled cheese sandwiches (with and without tomato soup)
  1. Singing (badly) in the car
  1. Meeting new people
  1. A new cozy sweater
  1. New Years Eve
  1. Christmas music
  1. Getting “I’m here for you if you need anything” messages
  1. Getting mail
  1. Burritos
  1. Chapstick
  1. People supporting your dreams
  1. Elephants
  1. Headphones
  1. Music
  1. Retail Therapy
  1. Shirts that are too big
  1. Leggings
  1. Converse
  1. Good hair days
  1. Having lunch with old (and new) friends
  1. When your eyeliner goes on perfectly
  1. Water
  1. The feeling of your legs right after you shave
  1. Build-a-Bear
  1. Turning in a paper you’re proud of
  1. Changing of the seasons
  1. Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram, etc.
  1. Amazon Prime
  1. Cuddling
  1. When your favorite song comes on the radio
  1. Love Actually
  1. A good yawn
  1. Sledding
  1. Leslie Knope
  1. A good thunderstorm
  1. Sleepovers
  1. Brunch
  1. Your family
  1. Wine nights with friends

  2. Color-coded planners
  1. Checking off every item on your to-do list
  1. All the people who have loved and supported you and helped you get to where you are today

Hopefully, after this list, you have a little more to be thankful for than what your usual answer is. Also, it’s nice to be reminded of the good things in life, even the simple things. Just remember, sometimes, being thankful for the little things helps you realize how grateful you really are for the big ones.

Featured image via Joshua Rawson-Harris on Unsplash


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