As we’re all aware, Thanksgiving is fast approaching, and it’s that time of year in which we express our thanks and gratitude towards things in our life that we are appreciative of.
That’s likely the most generic explanation of Thanksgiving I’ve ever given, but I think I’ve encapsulated the essence of the celebratory day in such a bland statement.
While we all know what Thanksgiving embodies and what it represents, I wouldn’t be surprised if a lot of us are feeling a little less enthusiastic about a day in which we celebrate what we are thankful for considering the current state of the world, not to mention COVID-19 which has hung around a hell of a lot longer than most of us anticipated. That being said, I firmly believe there are always things in life to be grateful for, and I thought I would compose a wee list of some of things I am appreciative of in hopes of encouraging others to do the same.
- My family and friends
- My fiancé
- My animals (our family dogs, cats and goats)
- The fact I have been raised and continue to live on a farm
- The fact I am able to work where I live and do what I love, which is farming
- My ability to write
- My social skills
- My health, for the most part (it could always be worse)
- Things that make me laugh
- A warm bubble bath on a cold night
- A hearty bowl of macaroni and cheese
- Snuggling up each and every night in my cozy, warm bed with a roof over my head
- My truck
- My metabolism
- A solid pair of jeans
This is a rather random assortment of things I am thankful for, but I hope you get the point of this. I encourage you to take the time to do the same, and you may surprise yourself with what you come up with.