Despite all my snark and cynicism during most of the year, I can actually have a serious side (I know, shocking). It usually comes out about this time of year, around the holidays, when I’m reminded how good I have it and how lucky I am to be living the life I live. So, in all seriousness (well, mostly), here are five things I’m thankful for this holiday season.
Family & friends. First and foremost. Basically anyone in my life who loves me unconditionally and would have my back no matter what. You know who you are. Without you guys, life would be a lonely place and probably not worth living. Just sayin’.
Freedom. The American government may have its head so far up its own ass that it’s lost sight of daylight but that doesn’t change the fact that I live in a (mostly) free country. I may complain about things I disagree with and liberties I don’t feel I actually possess but compared to what citizens of other countries deal with on a daily basis, I have it pretty great as an American. So, while I may hold a strong dislike towards our current president and the policies he may or may not have implemented, I’m glad I live in the good ol’ U.S. of A.
Hot food. Especially today, when no one wants to eat cold turkey, I’m very thankful that I have access to hot food (or food in general) on a daily basis. I know it’s probably not likely, but I hope everyone has a chance to enjoy at least one meal today.
Felix the cat. Some people may think it a bit silly to put a pet on your list of things you’re thankful for, but those are the type of people I wouldn’t be friends with anyway, so it doesn’t matter. Felix has become such a regular in my everyday life (well she should be, considering she lives with me) and I sometimes take her for granted. I know she won’t live forever (and some days I don’t want her to) but she and I have been through a lot together (see: cross-country road trip) and I love her.
Indoor plumbing. I know this is an odd one, but just think about it for a minute.
That’s all for now. Hope everyone had a happy Thanksgiving and spent it with the people that matter. We only get one life, make it count!