As Thanksgiving 2017 draws to a close, we sit around finding things to be grateful for. This can be difficult if it’s been a hard for you. Maybe a family member that was with you last year this this time isn’t here anymore, or you lost your job and home, etc. Regardless there is always something to be thankful for. If you are having a hard time finding something to be grateful for, here are 17 things to be grateful for this Thanksgiving.
- Your friend(s)
Maybe you have 1 friend, maybe you have many. Regardless, 1 friend, is better than no friends.
2. Your family
Family is there for you, always. Whether your family is through blood or through bonds, be thankful for those who support you, no matter what.
3. Your future
Even if the future does not seem bright now, life will get better. You are working towards a better future, and it will come, with time.
4. Your health
Maybe you haven’t had the best of luck with your health but you are still alive, and you are reading this so that means you are better off right now than some.
5. Your past
Never take your past for granted. Your past helped build you to where you are today and will help shape your future.
6. Progress you’ve made
Going along with your past, the progress you’ve made in your career and in life is just beginning. Keep working hard and it will help make your future brighter.
7. Your pet
Because who doesn’t love their pet? Psychopaths, that’s who.
8. Morning coffee/tea
If you have a morning pick-me-up, that is something to always be grateful for. That morning coffee or tea can set the tone for your whole day.
9. Your favorite movie
Your favorite movie may not be a benefit to your life, but it makes you happy. Happiness helps shape a better you.
10. The holidays
Maybe you are the grinch, but most people like the holidays. The holidays is the season of giving and the season of love.
After a long, hard day of life, wine is the solution to everything.
What other subscription would you use other than Netflix? HULU IS NOT THE SAME GUYS. Be blessed that Neflix is great and that Netflix cares.
Beautiful sunsets are the most relaxing sight on the planet.
14. Your favorite scent
This scent probably brings you back home or relaxes you in while you’re stressed. Smelling your favorite scent is one of the best feelings on the planet.
15. A long, hot shower
Long, hot showers are the best feeling on the planet (favorite scent was ONE of the best things). A hot shower that relaxes every part of your body and puts you in a trance of comfort.
16. Coloring book
Coloring books are one of my favorite things. I may or may not have an entire collection of markers and pencils to use for said coloring books. Be thankful that adult coloring books were created.
17. Opportunities to volunteer
Volunteering is good for the soul. It’s not a blessing to have less fortunate people in the world, but it is a blessing to be able to help those around you. If you are able to volunteer, don’t take that for granted.
Being thankful is more than just recognizing that you don’t have it as hard as others. Being thankful is feeling truly blessed for where you are in life, and what you have. So as you sit around the table this Thanksgiving, I hope you see each person around you as a blessing and all the opportunities in the future as a blessing as well. If life isn’t going well right now, doesn’t mean it won’t be better next year. HAPPY THANKSGIVING! Want to add to the list? Comment what you are thankful for this year.
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