I want to be better about being appreciative of what I have and what I don't have, and I wanted to have a place to be able to visualize all my blessings on blessings ☺️ I'd like to update this post as often as I can. Shooting for at least one addition every day. What about you? What are you grateful for?
  1. Family. Man, am I fortunate.
  2. The ability to see and hear. While we're at all, all my senses.
  3. Colors. Dang.
  4. Friendships, even the briefest, even the remotest smile from a stranger, a fictional character in a book. They all have their places.
  5. Static
    You know it.
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    And obvi contacts. Once when I was living in a loft that had a bedroom without windows, I woke up in the dead of the night because I heard a sound and it was pitch dark and couldn't see a thing. For a second I thought I was blind. Felt around desperately for my glasses, as if that would have helped anything. I already gave my sight a shout as aforementioned, but I didn't give corrective lenses any credit. It's definitely a blessing to be able to see, but it's a miracle to be able to see clearly.
  7. Music. My life would be incomplete without it. Every molecule of my being needs it. Thirsty for it. Thirsty AF. Insatiable.
  8. My eyebrow ladies.
    (So I don't look like Bert or better yet, a full on yeti...)
  9. Google, Google Images, Wiki, Reddit, and smart people who make algorithms.
    It's thanks to you that I know anything about anything.
  10. learning to be my own best friend over the past 5 years. At age 32, life has never felt so good. Things aren't perfect, but I've learned to appreciate the good and be thankful for the things I don't have too. You can't have it all, but you can be everything you've ever wanted in a best friend for yourself. And that's a pretty cool thing.
    Thanks, John!
  11. Mentors
    Sage advice and wisdom. They know what's up and have your back. They go out of their way to share their time, resources, guidance... no way to ever repay them...
  12. My health. So very lucky. Want to take better care of myself so I can have the best possible chance to live a long healthy life. Scared of diabetes, heart disease, strokes, cancers, etc. I feel awful when people getting sick sick, acutely or chronically. I can deal with nuisances because I see how much worse things can be on a daily basis.
  13. The kindness and generosity of others.
  14. Being able to come home to my own bed every night.
  15. Those nights that make you feel young, invincible... alive.
  16. Second, third, umpteenth chances.
  17. Time.
    Apparently it heals all wounds and is the wisest counselor. Taking me longer than I expected, but that's life.
  18. Anything that makes me laugh.
  19. Paychecks.
    Thank you. Thank you. Thank youuuuu.
  20. Deodorant.
  21. Screenshots, camera phones, soundhound, Shazam.
    So I can passively steal entire playlists,
  22. FaceTime.
  23. Opportunities to travel.
  24. Yoga.
    And instructors who say Namaste BEFORE and after class.
  25. Home-cooked meals.
  26. Butt warmers.
    I use that shit in the summatime too.
  27. Calculators.
  28. The Genius Bar @ Apple
  29. Uber/Lyft/metros
    So there's always a safe way to get home 🙏🏽
  30. People who flash their lights at you to warn you that the po po are nearby. And the alert feature on Waze 🙏🏽
  31. Navigation!!!
    Remember what it was like back in the day when you had to drive around with a map or written out directions??? How did I ever make it anywhere??
  32. Smiles.
    Especially from little babies.
  33. Food samples at Trader Joe's, Costco, Sams, etc.
    Just enough to hold me over.
  34. Alarm clocks with snooze buttons
    Thank you for making sure I get up eventually!
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    Sucks to be sick. So grateful that there is medicine to help me get better when I need it and that I don't have anything incurable (yet) and that I have access to medicine and medical care. There are so many countries all over the world that don't even have basics and people within The States that still don't have access.
  36. The things that I don't have in my life. Like guns or any kind of weapon, really (you know, letter openers, grenades, forks, darts, etc.). A girl with anger management issues doesn't need any of those and I'm very grateful that I recognize that I'm one of those... I'm satisfied with pretending to throw imaginary darts at people when they're mean.
    Really patting myself on the back for this one. 😂