This only scrapes the surface, but here are a few things I am thankful for this year:
1.) My husband who is flexible with all of life's unexpected turns but unyielding in his loyalty to and love for our family.
2.) My family who has adapted to my distance but never loved me any less.
3.) Pets. They always know when you need some extra love.
4.) Pumpkin cheesecake.
5.) New co-workers who remember that I am vegetarian when they get food for me.
6.) Scarves, my winter jewelry. They are functional, and they pull together an otherwise plain outfit.
7.) Education, the life lessons that come with it, and the doors it opens.
8.) Living in a beautiful city.
9.) My job. Not just a job but the exact job I wanted.
10.) The fact that all things peppermint are socially relevant right now.
11.) Our rental house that couldn't be any more perfect for right now. And to think that it was a last-minute move!
12.) A hot shower every day.
13.) The financial means to purchase quality food.
14.) The residents I see at work every day.
15.) Baby Mac, who made me an aunt this year.
17.) The most divinely soft sheets.
18.) Text messages from Leah, my friend who should be a comedian.
19.) Friends who are family.
20.) This life.
I hope you had a beautiful Thanksgiving. :)