If you’re on Facebook, you might have noticed that the current trend is to recognize what you’re thankful for every day during November. I don’t have the commitment to do this, so I thought I’d do a bunch of thanks all in one place. For those who are sick of the “30 days of thanks” posts, have heart – I think even you will find some entertainment value in this post.
1 – I’m thankful for my family, duh. This sort-of goes without saying, but I’m not going to not say it – I’m just that thankful for them.
2 – I’m thankful for old friends – friends from college who are still in my daily life, who have been there through thick and thin, and who still manage to put up with me.
3 – I’m thankful for new friends – friends from the interwebs, both near and far. I am a better person because of them.
4 – I’m thankful for friends in-between – not quite college, not quite new – these are friends from the last several years who have become an extraordinarily important part of my life.
5 – I’m thankful for Wonder Woman. Again, because duh.
6 – I’m thankful for the interwebs – see number 3 above.
7 – I’m thankful for books, books and books. And a few more books.
8 – I’m thankful for Buffy the Vampire Slayer. It is most excellent.
9 – I’m thankful for hot showers.
10 – I’m thankful for 6-year-old humor. Except for fart humor – I’ve never appreciated that nearly enough, according to just about everyone I know.
11 – I’m also thankful for 13-year-old boy humor, which is now a part of my daily existence.
12 – I’m thankful for the ability to blog and share my life and experiences.
13 – I’m thankful for antidepressants. And wine. Not necessarily in that order.
14 – I’m thankful for cute shoes.
15 – I’m thankful for music – really, really good music – the kind that makes you sing along loudly with the windows down or dance around the house when you’re by yourself.
16 – I’m thankful for cheesecake.
17 – I’m thankful for not having gone to the hospital since the first day of this year.
18 – I’m thankful for jeans. I really love jeans.
19 – I’m thankful I’ve recently re-discovered letter writing.
20 – Did I mention the wine?
21 – I’m thankful for the ability to swim and bike and run – not necessarily very fast or very long at this point, but I can do a little of each, and that’s a start.
22 – I’m thankful for my iPhone and my MacBook Air. I love these things with a love that is slightly wrong.
23 – I’m thankful for a roof over my head – and a house I kinda like, even if I wish I had a better tub to relax in at night.
24 – I’m thankful for vacation time.
25 – I’m thankful for health insurance.
26 – I’m thankful for the right to vote. And that the vote went the way I wanted.
27 – I’m thankful for books. Wait, did I say that already?
28 – I’m thankful for the ability to drop off to sleep at a moment’s notice. It’s not always that easy, but when it is, it’s awesome.
29 – I’m thankful for people who teach me new things about myself. It doesn’t happen all that often, but when it does, it’s pretty damn entertaining.
30 – I’m thankful I had no problem coming up with 30 things for which I’m thankful. Oh fine, I cheated on a couple of them, but it was still ridiculously easy.
Coming up next, my wish list for things I want for Christmas.
Seriously, though, what is it you’re thankful for this year? Is it easy for you to give thanks?