20 Things I’m Thankful For This Thanksgiving

thanksgiving-pinup01In the spirit of the holiday, I’m going to list things in my life I’m thankful for. There’s a lot, so that’s good, but I’ll limit it to 20. I hope you all have a great holiday! Whether you are spending it with friends and family, or with anxious strangers waiting in line to spend money… Happy Thanksgiving!

What I’m Thankful for is:

  1. My super awesome, fantastic, hilarious, handsome, beardy boyfriend. He’s the best. He makes pancakes for breakfast… and dinner. He’s my partner in adventure. He’s pretty rad, and I’m pretty lucky.
  2. My health. God knows I should be dead by now, but somehow, some way… here I am. Thank you universe!
  3. A place to crash. I’m lucky. I know people all over, so I always have a place to rest my head. It’s essential for a traveler. 
  4. I completed NaNoWriMo! It is the second time in ten years of competing. I feel proud, and joyful! I did a happy dance and drank an expensive soda to celebrate. 
  5. Cold temperatures and rain. After a year of heat in Texas, it feels nice to put on a sweater.
  6. My friends all over the world.  And I mean that literally. I am so blessed. I have the best friends! I might not see them every day, or year, but they know I love them. So to all of you who have my back out there in California, Colorado, Seattle, Portland, Boston, Austin, Prague, Mexico, Germany, New York, Chicago, Hawaii, London, Budapest, Korea and even here in Houston and all of the places I forgot to list – Thank you! I love you all.
  7. Ice cream, wine, coffee, and cheese.
  8. I’m thankful that my gay and lesbian friends are finally getting the respect and equal rights they deserve. Took long enough!
  9. I’m thankful that my FB friends got tired of listing things they were thankful for around day 7.
  10. tumblr_mwh3dryoiQ1qjev1to1_1280Kittens. Every day.
  11. My voice. I did nothing to deserve it. I didn’t work hard at it, and I don’t practice. I just love singing. And I was blessed with a pretty darned good voice. I’m humbled and happy to have it and share it, even if it is just at karaoke or in the shower. If I couldn’t sing, I’d find some other way to make myself feel that good. And that would take a lot of kittens.
  12. The opportunities I’ve taken, and those I didn’t. I’ve had awesome opportunities at my feet dozens of times. Some I have taken advantage of while others I let fly by. I don’t regret any of the choices I’ve made, but I sure am thankful I’ve had them.
  13. All of the great kids I’ve been able to hang with this past year. I miss all my little friends, all of them. Especially you, Cora.
  14. My family. Both the one I was raised with and the one I have made.
  15. Naps. I’m thankful for naps.
  16. I’m thankful for condoms. And the freedoms that they give. Bless you.
  17. My computer. And the internets that come with it.
  18. Airplanes. My life wouldn’t be the same without them.
  19. Modern Family, The Simpson’s, Amy Pohler, Louie CK, Sarah Silverman, Ricky Gervais, Jerry Seinfeld and every one who makes me smile and laugh. Life can be tough. Thanks for making those hard days a little easier.
  20. Art. I’m thankful when I see it, and I’m thankful to be able to make it. It brings me joy.
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