Day 465- Ten Unusual Things I’m Thankful For

Everyone talks about the basic things they’re thankful for around Thanksgiving time. Family, friends, food, privileges, etc. I wanted to talk about ten things that I don’t realize I take for granted until I think about it. These are the things that aren’t the first items I think of when someone asks me what I’m thankful for.

1. Music

Music is a big part of my life. I’ve played several instruments in my childhood, and it’s also what got me through some tough times.

2. Medical Care

As a kid, I was always sick. I’m not sure I would be alive if I didn’t have the easy access to medical care I had.

3. My failures

I learned from my failures, and came out stronger. I’m thankful for my successes, but I wouldn’t be where I am today without my failures either.

4. Paper

Without paper, I wouldn’t be able to write. Without paper, I wouldn’t be able to draw. Without paper, I wouldn’t be able to read as a kid.

5. Holidays

I don’t get to see my relatives and my whole immediate family together often, but the holidays always brings us together.

6. My glasses

I can’t see that far without my glasses. Without them, I probably would struggle in my classes.

7. Chapstick

My lips get chapped all the time.

8. Beds

I love sleeping. I love my bed. I take my bed for granted all the time, but I shouldn’t.

9. Freedom of creativity

This kind of ties in with #10, but I get the freedom of creativity thanks to the internet and thanks to art. My childhood mind can thrive.

10. My blog and the people I’ve met because of it

I don’t know where I would be without this blog. I lived in a world where no one was as passionate about reading and books as I was until I created this blog. It opened up a whole different world, and now I can fangirl about books with others without being judged.

The people I’ve met because of this blog have been nothing but supportive and so freaking nice. I still can’t wrap my head around the sheer size of this book community and all the love and care everyone feels for each other.

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Happy Thanksgiving to those who celebrate it! Until next time….

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5 thoughts on “Day 465- Ten Unusual Things I’m Thankful For

  1. TheReadingCorner346 11/24/2016 / 4:34 pm

    I love chapstick too! But I have found that lip gloss is a more sophisticated alternitive that still works the same! (Yes, I know I didn’t spell that right. But as you said for learning from mistakes, now I have to learn how to spell that!)

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    • Jessica 11/24/2016 / 4:45 pm

      I personally don’t use lip gloss because I find that I always somehow get it everywhere.
      Learning from your mistakes is always a good thing to do! 😀

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  2. TeacherofYA 12/07/2016 / 3:17 am

    I love how you are thankful for the little things, like your glasses and chapstick and paper! Makes me reassess! 🤔

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