35 Things To Be Thankful For In 2018

I wrote a list of things to be grateful for around this time in 2012. How many things? It was twenty nine at the time – one thing for each year I was alive.

This year, I am picking up the tradition with six more things to come up with.

1. a fulfilling job with no commute and flexible schedule (and maternity leave!)
2. tools that make my work easier and allow me to connect with people all over the world
3. a supportive husband
4. single origin coffee and cheap Ikea French press
5. two fat cats
6. my mom and my dad
7. my baby brother who saves trees as a forest firefighter
8. my three living grandparents
9. the opportunity to know and remember three of my great grandparents
10. a cozy house with lots of light
11. a cooler weather which provides a break from the heat wave
12. a round belly and baby kicks
13. a body that is working for two
14. little town living when you run into people you know in a grocery store
15. friend visits, and Greek chocolate
16. peanut butter
17. text messages asking me how I am doing
18. talented friends
19. bonfires right in my backyard
20. creative projects
21. upcoming travel
22. pre-cut vegetables and family-size hummus containers
23. hot water and lavender epsom salts
24. reading multiple books at once
25. yellow and red leaves
26. leather jackets and roomy dresses
27. long naps
28. coaches who hold me accountable
29. reliable car and manual transmission
30. snail mail letters
31. body pillow that lets me sleep (relatively) comfortably
32. green plants in my house
33. thoughtful neighbours
34. homemade cinnamon buns
35. country roads and changing seasons

I threw out an invitation to join me in my Operation Bucket List FB group, and loved reading all the things folks are grateful for this time of year. Would you join me?

Come up with as many things as how many years old you are. After all, the longer you have been around, the more you have to be grateful for, yes? And then, you’ll have a list of things to read at the Thanksgiving table.

Happy (Canadian) Thanksgiving, everyone.


posted: October 07, 2018