Thankfulness is watching the sun rise on a crisp, fall morning.
Thankfulness is ending the day knowing you can be proud of what you’ve accomplished.
Thankfulness is when you follow your instinct instead of conventional wisdom, and everything happens exactly as you knew it would.
Thankfulness is knowing you are not only okay alone, but that you are thriving on your own.
Thankfulness is when, after five years of thriving on your own, the person who has been dancing along the edges of your daydreams actually shows up.
Thankfulness is having someone come alongside you and say, “I know you can do this, but I’d like to help.”
Thankfulness is a friend with carpentry skills.
Thankfulness is starting a small business venture that no one else believes in, and watching it take off.
Thankfulness is when, after months of waiting, the doctor finally says, “You don’t have cancer.”
Thankfulness is when the scales register heavier than you’d like, but you are healthy.
Thankfulness is knowing that no matter what life throws at you, you are going to be ok.
Thankfulness is a new pup in the family.
Thankfulness is brownie batter licked straight from the bowl.
Thankfulness is knowing you made a difference.
Thankfulness is when your family accepts your quirks and flaws because they love you.
Thankfulness is watching your daughter say “yes” to the dress.
Thankfulness is when you are ready to throw your laptop through a window, but you figure out how to fix it instead.
Thankfulness is when a friend buys you a beer to celebrate his fitness goals.
Thankfulness is walking to the local mom and pop restaurant for a hot breakfast on a frosty morn.
Thankfulness is hearing children include someone new with the words, “Would you like to play?”
Thankfulness is watching people look past their opinions and seeing the humanity in one another.
Thankfulness is having traveled the world, and coming home to small town, USA.
Thankfulness is escaping a religion that did you more harm than good.
Thankfulness is having a friend who wisely advises when you are ready to throw in the towel.
Thankfulness is watching your children use their talents and gifts to make the world a better place.
Thankfulness is taking a deep breath and slowly exhaling.
Thankfulness is being fully present in the moment.
Thankfulness is a Jason Mraz concert.
Thankfulness is cooking in your grandmother’s cast iron skillet.
Thankfulness is finding new ways to use old things.
Thankfulness is when a friend randomly calls because you’ve been on their mind.
Thankfulness is gathering to share in a tradition that has been handed down through four hundred years.
Thankfulness is passing your plate for a second helping of Aunt Mable’s noodles.
Thankfulness is hearing from your dad that after a long and arduous battle, the treatments are working, and he is going to make a full recovery.
Thankfulness is knowing he will be here to bring the blessing on Thanksgiving Day.
Syndicated columnist Ginger Claremohr is an author, motivational speaker, and mother of five. Follow her on Facebook, find her on the web: www.claremohr.com, or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.