60 Things I’m Thankful For

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The last twelve months have been intense, to say the least. In a nutshell, I got married, sold a house, bought a house, lived with the in-laws, dealt with health problems, made lasting friendships, got promoted, and hit 200 subscribers to my fiction writing online. It’s been a busy one, to say the least, and my year has been greatly influenced by the people and opportunities around me. So that’s why it’s important to me to take a step back and think about the things I’m thankful for.

Some of these are frivolous, the rest are serious and things I genuinely appreciate and, like all of us, can take for granted.

  1. Close-knit friendship groups.
  2. Parents who love me unconditionally.
  3. Twitter.
  4. Being introduced to cashmere socks.
  5. A supportive extended family.
  6. The natural world.
  7. The resources to pay for private healthcare.
  8. My pets and their evening cuddles.
  9. Living in a generally safe area.
  10. My talent as a writer.
  11. The SPN fandom.
  12. Parents who gave me opportunities they never had.
  13. A roof over my head.
  14. A steady income from a job I enjoy.
  15. That first morning coffee.
  16. Amazon Prime.
  17. A supportive husband and a stable relationship.
  18. Friends who can listen to anything.
  19. These Next pyjamas.
  20. Financial stability.
  21. Being able to travel if I want to.
  22. Fluffy pillows.
  23. Eating out in my favourite restaurants.
  24. Friends who would cross the world to see me.
  25. Lie-ins after long days.
  26. Access to clean water.
  27. Google.
  28. My fantastic hairdresser.
  29. Bookshops.
  30. Access to menstrual products.
  31. Free Wifi.
  32. Meaningful conversations with loved ones.
  33. Contact lenses.
  34. Access to free medical care.
  35. The kindness of strangers.
  36. Good general health.
  37. Misha Collins.
  38. A strong network of women.
  39. Warm sweaters and blankets.
  40. My gym membership.
  41. Massages.
  42. Positive feedback.
  43. Sunny days during the winter.
  44. Freshly-squeezed OJ.
  45. General safety when I leave the house.
  46. Waking up to the sound of the birds.
  47. The view over the fields from our living room and bedroom.
  48. Nail technicians.
  49. Freedom from generalised oppression.
  50. Access to education.
  51. My independence.
  52. JK Rowling.
  53. The snooze button.
  54. Financial freedom.
  55. Lazy Sunday mornings.
  56. Dog walks on the beach.
  57. Our beautiful wedding and everyone who made it happen.
  58. Spirit levels.
  59. Grey’s Anatomy.
  60. The future, and the opportunities available to me.

This isn’t an exhaustive list of the things I’m thankful for by any means, and I could go on forever. What areĀ you thankful for today?

Courtney Hedger

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