Nov 03
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Thanksgiving is less than 3 weeks a way. Usually the 3rd Thursday in November reads a lot more like televised parades and enough food to feed an army. Ironically, for a day called Thanksgiving, we seem to give very little thanks.

Shortly after Halloween, a trend arose. For each day in November, posts containing one thing the writer is thankful for were making their way into my feed. I admire their effort but I am in the middle of a move. I can commit to nothing these days. In less than 2 weeks, we will have closed on our new house and for that, I am thankful.

With that said, I am happy to play along but will be posting my list here instead. Yes, Thanksgiving is the 22nd but I think we can do a little better than that, right?

Here are 30 things I am thankful for:

  1. I am thankful for my children. They are my inspiration and reason for nearly everything I do.
  2. I am thankful for my husband who while is supportive and understanding; is also quick to call me out on my nonsense.
  3. I am thankful for my hardworking parents and stepparents who set one hell of an example of what real parents are and should be.
  4. I am thankful for my friends and family; some of which are so close it’s hard to render a distinction. I love you all!
  5. I am thankful for our health. Too often, we take that for granted.
  6. I am thankful for good doctors, nurses and interns.
  7. I am thankful for our honorable servicemen and women and everything they do for this country.
  8. I am thankful for honest contractors and repairmen.
  9. I am thankful for green technologies and the research surrounding them.
  10. I am thankful for clean air, water and land.
  11. I am thankful for admirable spiritual and world leaders. May they prevail.
  12. I am thankful for the internet, by in large my favorite addiction.
  13. I am thankful for a childhood that did not include said addiction.
  14. I am thankful for shared knowledge.
  15. I am thankful for teachers who truly care for their students and love what they do.
  16. I am thankful for reliable transportation.
  17. I am thankful for the work to be done and for job creation to follow.
  18. I am thankful to have the necessities.
  19. I am thankful for our warm, safe home.
  20. I am thankful for the countless opportunities around us.
  21. I am thankful for to speak my mind and not fear for my life.
  22. I am thankful for the abundance of choices in this country.
  23. I am thankful for the guidance I have received over the years.
  24. In recent years, I have been thankful for bees. Who knew they were so important anyway?
  25. I am thankful for butterflies; more notably fall butterflies because here in Texas, they do exist!
  26. I am thankful for farmers; especially the organic, free range types.
  27. I am thankful for charity, of what we received and of what we have given.
  28. I am thankful for every moment of rest I get.
  29. I am thankful for my readers who love me anyway.
  30. I am so thankful to have made it this far.

Woot! I did it! There’s 30 things I am truly thankful for. I would love to re-post this list just before Thanksgiving with all of the things you are thankful for. So until then, leave me a comment letting me know what you are truly grateful for and Happy Thanksgiving!

About the Author


Hello. I'm Erin. You may know me as the not so ordinary housewife but now that both kids are in school, I've made my return to the workforce. I work long hours and despite traffic, I'm still cooking, crafting and day tripping. Thanks be to Pintrest! Enjoy the read.

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