There are plenty to be thankful for, every day of my life. To focus on Thanksgiving month, I’ve made an exercise to write down what I was thankful for in the past 24 days, leading up to turkey day. So here they are:
Thankful for a cool sunny weather so I could take my daily walk in comfort. I do power walks almost every day for about 15 minutes. I should be doing 30 minutes, but 15 seems to be good enough for me. Even in that seemingly short time, I can work up a sweat, especially during warm days. So during cool days, I can return at the end without being drenched in sweat.
Thankful of the OC fire fighters. Santa Ana winds were at it again and dry weather caused brush fires around here. I’m glad the fire fighters are always on alert and ready for it now.
Thankful for co-operative co-workers. In a company where every one works together as a team, stress is not an issue. I was glad I could have at least one day of it at work.
Thankful for the rain. I would hate to have more brush fires, so a good amount of rain was needed!
Thankful for my Indonesian friends. I’m very much a Canadian/American, but I can’t forget my roots. Because of my wife, I now have many Indonesian friends!
Thankful for reliable transportation. In California, a car is the only reliable transportation and I have two working and safe ones.
Thankful for free software. A lot of generous people out there. My PC, iPhone, and Android tablet have many useful ones like Google Maps, Google Earth, Kindle reader (with free books!), etc.! [Update: Coincidently, Lifehacker has an article on 50 Free Apps We're Most Thankful For.]
Thankful for a hot shower. November is cold season – both temperature and the health-issue kind. A nice hot shower brought relieve!
Thankful for 3G Data Connection. I love Pandora Radio. I listen to it every day during my commute. The 3G data on my iPhone made that possible.
Thankful for my thankless job. I’m a sysadmin. I’m expected to work late and work often. I work behind the scenes, so I don’t get the glory. It’s a stressful job that gets little or no appreciation. But in this economy, I’m glad I have a job that I still love doing.
Thankful for the men and women in the armed forces who are keeping this world free and secure. Veteran’s (or Remembrance) Day is by far the most important day in November. To our military personnel, thank you for your service!
Thankful for my spiritual leaders: Pastor Rick Warren, John, and Elizabeth. These folks lead by example on how to be a good and faithful Christian. Excellent mentors!
Thankful for God’s healing and friends’ prayers. My family’s been suffering the cold & coughs. With prayers, we’re healing and recovering nicely.
Thankful for clean sheets. Nothing feels better than clean, bouncy, and soft bedding sheets. Feels like heaven!
Thankful for cheap DVD-Rs. I’ve got a ton of kids and vacation videos. The cheap discs let me experiment with authoring techniques and archive my hard drives, on a regular basis – without hurting my wallet.
Thankful for an uneventful day. Sometimes, things just work out without a glitch. Everyone’s happy as they can be. I always count these blessings!
Thankful they FINALLY opened an extra lane for turning right on Northbound Imperial Highway, making my commute home much easier. This used to be one lane and always always cause a backup all the way past the Highway 91 overpass. For years, I drove this road and got stuck for 10 minutes. Now, turning right on La Palma is fast, resulting in less congestion. It’s ABOUT TIME!
Thankful for coupons. I always appreciate free or deeply discounted stuff. Especially stuff that I need, like food, or a new computer!
Thankful for all of the warm birthday greetings from family and friends. Everyone left a message via Facebook, email, phone calls, and in-person. I’m touched everyone remembers. These are the people that matter in my life!
Thankful I’m sharing the joys of Christmas together with my family. We’ve put up the Christmas tree and decorated it. My 6-year old was so excited about it. Got the Christmas music going in the background. It’s too bad it wasn’t snowing – but at least it was raining. The tree turned out beautiful!
Thankful for free shipping. I just love Internet stores with free shipping. They make everything so affordable – and convenient. Now if they could all get rid of the State taxes…
Thankful I got my Ultrabook! I got my Toshiba ultra-thin and light notebook computer and enjoy being super-productive with it. Not to mention it’s kinder on my back since it’s so much lighter than my other 5-pounder Notebooks!
Thankful I could beat the holiday traffic. The commute to work was easy, but the traffic after 4:30PM was brutal! Good thing I got out early from work at 3PM, so I managed to miss the pile up.
Thankful for my wife and child – for being there when I need them! My family is wonderful!
Happy Thanksgiving!Photo Credit: LeAnneEverydayCelebrations