American Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and hot on its heels approach Christmas and New Year. While there are things that grate on me about this time of year, one of the undeniable pros is the chance to spend time with your loved ones and take stock of all the things that really matter to you.
While the stresses and pressures of the rest of the year can push us into petty arguments and the nursing of minor grievances, now is an ideal time to take a step back and appreciate just how damn lucky we are. Today I’m counting 30 little things that I’m thankful for, and reminding myself not to take them for granted.
- My parents, without whom I would be completely lost.
- My straight-talking little brother, who keeps us all grounded.
- My extended family, who are widely spread but always connected.
- My job, which challenges me every day.
- Lovely colleagues who are so much more than people I share an office with.
- My commute through the Dark Arches. Who knew gloomy tunnels could feel so comforting?
- My relationship with a weird and wonderful boy, who always keeps me on my toes.
- Leeds-based friends, who are always around for a brunch, a drink or a night in with pizza.
- Long-distance friends, who are always there even if they’re not here.
- Travel, which feeds my soul in a way nothing else ever has.
- Beer gardens on long summer evenings.
- My favourite bands, whose music brings a little sense to the universe.
- Bobble hats.
- My cosy flat, that felt like home from the moment I moved in.
- The constantly-changing faces of the Hedonist Project.
- The Yorkshire Dales, where fresh air always seems to give fresh perspective.
- Headingley Stadium, where I’ve spent years with my family watching our team.
- Twitter. Above the hatred and ignorance are some of the most inspiring people I’ve ever known.
- Yorkshire Tea.
- Mason’s Yorkshire Tea gin.
- My book collection. May it never be complete.
- My health, that rarely falters.
- My savings account, which gives me the freedom to say yes and the power to say no.
- Sunday brunch.
- My favourite outfits that make me feel like I can take on the world.
- Blankets, candles and hot chocolate on a cold weekday night.
- Scuba diving, which makes the whole world go quiet.
- Spontaneous weekend adventures.
- This blog, my creative outlet and record of all my ramblings.
What little things in life are you thankful for? Tell me in the comments.
2 thoughts on “30 Little Things I’m Thankful For”
Kate, I really have enjoyed reading your blogs! The positivity of the 30 things to be thankful for are brilliant!! Bobble hats! Love it!! I would have to put merino sheep for me of mine, I reckon!
Keep up the great work and I look forward to reading many more blogs!!
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Thanks for reading Colin, glad you enjoyed my blog!