Sharing My Thanksgiving Gratitude List With You

Gratitude List

Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you are celebrating it with delicious food surrounded by your loved ones and feeling extra thankful today. To tell you the truth, I have never had a Thanksgiving celebration before, though I would very much like to. Someone suggested on twitter yesterday to start my own Thanksgiving tradition. Then, I thought, hey how about I make a gratitude list of the things I am grateful for every Thanksgiving from this year onwards?! That’s definitely a good beginning of a tradition.

Here is my gratitude list on this Thanksgiving:

  1. Fafa. I wouldn’t be who I am now without him and I very much like who I am now.
  2. The increased comfort of pyjamas worn during daytime.
  3. Songs that make you wanna dance.
  4. Blue skies and starry nights.
  5. True Crime podcasts.
  6. Cupcakes.
  7. Gift exchange during holiday season.
  8. My job, it makes me smarter, teaches me patience and pays the bills.
  9. Home cooked meals.
  10. The courage to quit my last job even though it paid the bills, it no longer made me feel smart.
  11. Adults who wear unicorn onesies.
  12. Stickers.
  13. Rainbow.
  14. My parents, their love and their everything.
  15. Miaw.
  16. Essential oils.
  17. Road trips.
  18. Photo booth. Let’s stop and make an instant memory!
  19. The apartment owner in Singapore and her kind heart.
  20. Cat patterned sweaters, holiday themed sweaters, sweaters with quirky words on it.
  21. Having a best friend who is always up for some girl friend pow-wow time.
  22. We can go digital all we want, but I still love receiving and sending actual greeting cards.
  23. Swimming at clear water beaches.
  24. Being fit and healthy, especially when I need to carry my big ass luggage when I travel.
  25. Abundance in life. We got plenty of sunshine, love and joy.
  26. External disk that backs up data properly and let me sleep peacefully at night.
  27. Financial stability.
  28. Embracing my weirdness and people who let me be.
  29. American TV series that taught at least half of my life lessons.
  30. Nodding in agreement with whatever Ann and Aminatou says on Call Your Girlfriend podcast.
  31. iWatch, it makes life much easier.
  32. That the Simpsons is neighbors with the Flanders.
  33. People who bothered to frame pictures at their homes.
  34. Continuing old traditions and making new ones.
  35. Sitting in the painting class.
  36. Book that enchants me to finish it in one sitting.
  37. Properly working home printer.
  38. Happy sigh when I see the sign “WIFI Available”.
  39. Australia wines. I am extra thankful whenever I order the third glass.
  40. Gloomy weather.
  41. Cozy apartment with huge glass windows.
  42. Drops of snow flakes.
  43. Pictures and knickknacks covered fridge.
  44. The colors of Autumn.
  45. Women who rock the bohemian style.
  46. Growing up in different cultures.
  47. Glitters covered things.
  48. Everything Harry Potter and Hogwarts and magic.
  49. History lessons.
  50. The sound, feel and smell of the rain as long as I am inside.
  51. Ranbir Kapoor.
  52. My beanie collections. All eight hundred of them.
  53. People watching at Sydney Opera House during sunset.
  54. You guys, my readers!
  55. Purple room.
  56. Sharing a traditional Korean BBQ meal with a group of friends.
  57. Cheese platter, melted cheese, Gouda biscuits, cheese cubes. Cheese.
  58. Charm bracelet that carries years of stories.
  59. Colors, especially pink.
  60. Education. I am forever thankful for this one.
  61. Colorful macaroons even though I only eat the pink and white ones.
  62. Travels.
  63. Being born in this family, among forty cousins.
  64. My eyes and the ability to see the beauty of the world.
  65. Goodie bags.
  66. Kind words and affirmations, especially on the days when I really need to hear it.
  67. Mindy Kaling, she is one hell of a role model.
  68. Rereading gratitude journal.
  69. Finding notes in the margin of secondhand books.
  70. New words.
  71. Proverbs that sound embarrassing when you translate it to another language.
  72. My BFFs who have taught me immensely about the fun of life.
  73. Starbucks’ Peach Blossom Tea Latte.
  74. World heritage sites protected by UNESCO.
  75. Just because notes written on post-its.
  76. That the goodness we do, for others and ourselves, however small matters.
  77. Inspiring mentors, powerful women and admirable gentlemen.
  78. Happy things, happy news, happy people and happy lives.
  79. Good surprises.
  80. New magazine bought at the Airport.
  81. When I open my Inbox and instead of four junk emails, there is a personal email from someone I know.
  82. Every single hug given and received.
  83. Flat shoes because after ten minutes those high heels are really not worth it.
  84. Kate Spade.
  85. Pedicures.
  86. Phi Phi Island.
  87. Unanswered prayers because something better awaits in the future.
  88. Mickey patterned socks.
  89. Waking up late on a rainy task less day.
  90. An over the top good morning greetings.
  91. Business trips.
  92. Beautiful sarees.
  93. Immediately answered wishes, answered wishes and wishes.
  94. People who spread good vibes and do good karmas.
  95. Old buildings.
  96. Thick worn blanket.
  97. Enthusiastic tour guides.
  98. Memories in the making.
  99. Delicious in-flight meal.
  100. . Every good thing that comes from this blog.

What are you thankful for this year? What’s on your gratitude list? Also, thank you for reading the things I write, you make me happy!

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