52 Things to Be Thankful For

  1. Water.
  2. Your ability to read this.
  3. Fall leaves, their colours and the crunch they make when we step on them.
  4. The gift of possibility we are granted with each new day.
  5. Morgan Freeman’s voice.
  6. Education, be it within walls or without.
  7. Communication, the ability to connect with one another.
  8. The smell of freshly baked bread.
  9. The warmth in a mother’s hug.
  10. Music.
  11. The sensation of accomplishment.
  12. Reading a good book.
  13. The people who save you.
  14. The sound of a child’s laughter.
  15. The WordPress community.
  16. That one perfect cozy blanket or scarf.
  17. That one park you used to love as a kid.
  18. The satisfaction of popping bubble wrap.
  19. Chocolate that’s the perfect texture.
  20. Diversity, the knowledge that no two people you meet are the same.
  21. The way fog blankets the world on winter mornings.
  22. Pleasant surprises.
  23. Indulging in your guilty pleasure.
  24. Electricity.
  25. The first time you rode a bike down the street.
  26. A night in.
  27. The perfectly ripe mango.
  28. Unexpected surprises, whether encounters with friends or finding money in an old wallet.
  29. The fact that we drink the same water as Einstein, Gandhi and Picasso did.
  30. The perfect pair of jeans.
  31. Being healthy, and having support when you’re not.
  32. The ability to learn from our mistakes.
  33. Good hair days.
  34. Waking up early and knowing you have more time to sleep in.
  35. Random acts of kindness.
  36. The army and all those who have sacrificed their lives for the greater good.
  37. Watching birds take flight.
  38. The people who help you grow and show you the type of person you want to be or don’t want to be.
  39. The local farmer’s market.
  40. Dishwashers and laundry machines.
  41. The ability to witness sunrise and sunsets every day.
  42. Cleaning, and especially the satisfaction felt after.
  43. Photography; the ability to capture a moment within a lens.
  44. Caller ID.
  45. The smell of freshly mowed grass.
  46. Grilled cheese sandwiches.
  47. Calculators to do the work for you.
  48. Laughing until your stomach hurts.
  49. The freshness of the earth after rain.
  50. How happy dogs are to see you, every time.
  51. Free samples at Costco.
  52. The astonishing, overwhelming concept of existence and all that comes with it.
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