My family often drive me to distraction, but I do love them, and I'm lucky to have such supportive people around me. We all have our faults but that's being human isn't it? I do try to let my friends and family know I appreciate them, too.
Food & Water
An obvious one! So many people aren't as lucky as we are and don't have enough to eat, or clean water to drink and wash in, so I always include this in my list. It seems like such a little thing but little things certainly add up.
I know I often complain about living with my parents, but I'm still incredibly lucky that I have somewhere to live, a roof over my head, and a warm bed to sleep in. I hope never to take this for granted.
This one obviously fluctuates and is different for everyone, but I always try to be thankful for the things my body is capable of - whether I've been for a run or to the gym, taken the dog for a walk, or just had a hard shift at work. My body is remarkable and I'm grateful for my health.
Fellow bloggers will know where I'm coming from with this one! It's super frustrating when the internet's down, and having internet access gives us so many opportunities that we wouldn't otherwise have - from keeping in touch with friends and family, to work prospects and hobbies such as blogging.
I do love my dog a ridiculous amount, and having a pet who loves you unconditionally is so rewarding. I'm so grateful to have him in my life! No-one else is as consistently happy to see me...
I enjoyed my education and I'm thankful for the opportunities it brings me now. Even something as simple as curling up to enjoy a good book just wouldn't be possible if I hadn't had the chance to go to school as a child - again, I hope I never take this for granted as it's something so many people just don't have the opportunity to do.
I wrote a whole post about the reasons I love being a driver, but it's mainly the independence that it gives me. I'm lucky that I was able to learn to drive and that I can (just about!) afford to run my car.
This is popping up less frequently at the moment due to being "between jobs" but in the past, I've made a point of being grateful for my job, not only because it pays, but also because it gives me the opportunity to help people, which is super important to me.
This may or may not be related to a certain time of the month, but I figure anything that helps prevent me from commiting murder has to be worth being thankful for...
What are you grateful for? Is there anything you'd add to my list? Do you practice gratitude journaling or anything similar?
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