- Internet access.
- The ability to read this list and others like it.
- Centralized heat. I’m so glad I don’t have to build a fire every morning to cook breakfast on and to stay warm with.
- My Canadian and American identities.
- The right to vote.
- Funny texts from my family. They always have the greatest stories about what’s going on in their lives!
- Antibiotics. Many of us might not still be around without them.
- My funny, kind, and mischievous husband.
- Lemon meringue pie.
- Youtube. Who else has found the strangest and most wonderful things there?
- People who enjoy my writing.
- The workers who sweep the streets in Toronto. They keep our city looking good.
- Life in a country where the media doesn’t spend months to years obsessing over every single detail of one upcoming election.*
- Thanksgiving feasts.
- Thanksgiving naps.
- That tired, satisfied feeling you get when all of the food is safely packed away and the dishes and counters are scrubbed clean on a holiday like today.
- Every Star Trek show in existence.**
- Toilet paper. I’ve read that some people used to use corn cobs for this purpose, and it makes me shudder.
*Canadian elections don’t happen on a strict timetable, and there’s a much shorter time space between when campaigns begin and when the election itself takes place.
** My spouse and I have been slowly working our way through all of them. We’re on season one of The Original Series right now, and it’s make me feel like I’ve travelled back through time. The 60’s were a time of drastic change for society, and it shines through clearly in this show. It will be so much fun to check out the newest one next year and make comparisons!
What are you grateful for today?