I don’t say ‘thank you’ often enough

A wise woman once told me she thought young people didn’t say, “thank you” enough. I brushed it off at the time, but the more I think about it, the more I agree.

I’m not doing it today just because it’s Thanksgiving, but it’s a good day to remind yourself to give thanks daily. It’s just easy to forget how grateful we are for what we have sometimes.

In no particular order, here are some things I’m thankful for:

I’m thankful to be able to fill my stomach
I’m guilty of buying not-so-nutritious food because they’re usually cheaper. My shelf of food at home is also never usually full. However, I filled up my fridge shelf for the first time (either ever or in a long time) today. It’s a good feeling to be able to load myself up with nutritious food like turkey and veggies. But I also bought sweets I love like ice cream and pie, because treat yo self 😉

-I’m thankful for my supportive family
I’m not home for Thanksgiving this year, so it’s just me. Even though I may be far from home, I know my family supports me in my dreams and what I want to do in life.

-I’m thankful for my health
This summer, I started exercising on a regular basis again. I’m so glad to be able to have a body that lets me move and do what I’d like to do. Whether it’s yin yoga or indoor cycling, my body is always there for me and I don’t think I thank it enough.

-I’m thankful for friends
I’ve got a few who are near and many who are thousands of miles away. But no matter how close or far, my friends are my rocks. They keep me in line and without them, I’d be so lonely.

-I’m thankful for my education
I’m grateful to be able to get through K-12, undergrad and grad school. So many years of hard work! My teachers and professors and experiences have taught me so much.

-I’m thankful for my readers
Without YOU, I wouldn’t still be here writing. Well, perhaps I would be, but no one would be reading it. So thank you for choosing to follow my site. Thank you for reading my writing. Thank you for sharing it. Thank you for engaging with me. Thank you for wanting to guest blog. Thank you, thank you thank you.

-I’m thankful for a roof over my head
If I didn’t have this roof over my head, where would I be? I’m grateful for a warm place to relax that keeps me safe.

-I’m thankful for pets
Animals are beautiful creatures who have made my life more exciting. They’re there when you need them and they even provide entertainment. They’ve given me more joy in my life.

-I’m thankful for music
Music gets me through almost everything. I’m constantly listening to something and sometimes music is just there for me when I need it to be.

There are a handful of other things I’m thankful for, but those are a few I wanted to share with you.

So go out and have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your loved ones or even by yourself. You do you.


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