Thanksgiving is a time for people to eat a positively sickening amount of food (which I regretfully did) and talk about cliche things they are thankful for: "I am thankful for my amazing family, my friends, and my dog." The above phrase may be very heartfelt, but it lacks true thanksgiving. Coming up with a sentence of things you're thankful/grateful for is an easy task and leaves other worthy things unmentioned.
So, in an attempt to stretch myself (and to not be too hypocritical of those one sentence thanksgivings), I present my very own list of often unmentioned things I am thankful for.
I am thankful for (a cliche start to a very un-cliche list):
- A God who doesn't tell me what I want to know, even though I harass him.
- Flannel sheets (they are heaven sent).
- Technology. Where on earth would I be without it (I definitely wouldn't be writing this)?
- Thrift stores (cute clothes without complete decimation of the budget).
- iTunes/iPods (they feed my music obsession).
- College applications (yeah, who saw this one coming?).
- Coffee (this semester I have consumed a record amount. I don't know if I should be proud of this...).
- My mother and her dedication to saving clothes she had in college (helloooo real vintage).
- My loud, obnoxious, and loving family (did you really think that they wouldn't make the list?).
- For the hard lessons I've been forced to learn.
- Smiling store clerks (they make my day).
- My Tuesdays at Vienna with calculus.
- Dance parties in the family kitchen with the WHOLE family.
- Almost being on my own (sans the boring responsibilities).
- The Starbucks barista I see every Wednesday night and like to pretend I'm friends with.
- The Wallstreet Journal
- Running (I actually love it, and it makes the aforementioned possible without ballooning in size).
- How God has blessed my dweeby entrepreneurial endeavors.
- The people I get to spend time with everyday (and we're not sick of each other...miracle).
- The amount of vegan/vegetarian options (I am neither, but I like to pretend that I would actually have the self-control to be).
- Bing Crosby/White Christmas/Christmas music (Thanksgiving is technically over, so bring.it.on).
- Blogs where I can post what I'm thankful for (I had to throw a cliche one in there, ok?).
Happy (un-cliche) Thanksgiving!