This Thanksgiving, try giving thanks for the things that you don't normally give thanks for. #Thanksgiving #Thankful As I sit in my empty dorm room after dropping my roommate’s off at the train station on our first day of Thanksgiving break, I look at my to-do list of homework, work, and groceries.. and get frustrated. I have all these big projects, essays, presentations, and so much more to do by the end of the break.

With all this stress, it’s very easy to forget that this is a holiday to be thankful.

Everyday I am thankful for the basic things that I am provided everyday: A roof over my head, an education, family, my job, friends, food, water, etc.

These are also the first things that people go to when asked the famous question around this time of the year: What are you thankful for?

It’s made me think, what else are you thankful for? What else am I thankful for?

Here’s my list of things that I am thankful for, that are normally overlooked.

  1. I’m thankful for music that can fill me up with such strong emotions that I get goosebumps.
  2. I’m thankful for live theatre which, no matter if I am watching it or working it, never fails to excite and drive me with an insane passion.
  3. I’m thankful for my Winnie the Pooh plastic cup that I drank milk out of in my college dorm room when I was sick.
  4. I’m thankful for modern medicine and how many times it has saved my life.
  5. I’m thankful that Disneyland makes amazing gluten free foods.
  6. I’m thankful that my roommates and I get along.
  7. I’m thankful for the ability to play my music as loud as I please when my roommates aren’t home.
  8. I’m thankful for carpet for giving me the ability to comfortably walk barefoot in my own house and room.
  9. I’m thankful for notebooks, planners, calenders, colored pens, and post-it notes for giving me color and order to my day.
  10. I’m thankful for my cute furry pets who come lay on my bed with me when I’m sick.
  11. I’m thankful for the beautiful weather that I have outside my window 24/7 where it is nearly always 70 and sunny.
  12. I’m thankful for texting and internet for being able to keep my boyfriend and I in close contact throughout our distance, no matter if its just an hour away at school or a different time zone away in another country.
  13. I’m thankful that Disneyland hasn’t gotten rid of or changed my two favorite rides: Dumbo and Splash Mountain.
  14. I’m thankful that Lucille Ball existed and made the I Love Lucy show to cheer me up when I’m sad.
  15. I’m thankful that it is almost winter break and I wont have to worry about school work at all then.
  16. I’m thankful for chocolate.

What are some things that you are thankful for, that you don’t normally say?


The Things I’m Not Normally Thankful For
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