What Am I Thankful For?

Even though I have a bunch of issues I need to sort out and overcome, there are many things for which I’m thankful for:

  1. As cheesy as it sounds I’m grateful to be alive. I mean really, I weigh over 500 pounds and I have for 17 years. There aren’t many people like me out there.
  2. Despite a host of mechanical issues (knees, back, range of motion, general mobility), I’m somewhat healthy. My blood-work is almost perfect (iron is a smidgen low).
  3. I don’t have to use a scooter or crutches
  4. I own my own house (well the bank owns it for now)
  5. I make enough money where I can socialize with friends a little
  6. I’m a fairly good networker
  7. I have friends that will help me work towards my goals
  8. I’m fairly smart
  9. I’m grateful that I have a job in these economic times.
  10. That I have access to physical and mental health specialists
  11. Despite the ridiculous cost of my education I’m, grateful for my degrees. They still open some doors for me
  12. I’m grateful for social media. It’s allowed me to connect to many, many people
  13. I’m grateful for my writing ability
  14. I’m grateful for leadership ability
  15. I’m grateful for my entrepreneurial spirit
  16. I’m grateful for pretty, dark-haired women
  17. I’m grateful for winter. It makes me appreciate the other seasons more.
  18. I’m grateful for all the arts. They bring happiness to my soul.
  19. I’m grateful for all my pets. Without those neurotic little nutjobs my life would not be the same
  20. I’m thankful that I haven’t slipped and fallen in years
  21. I’m thankful that despite my issues, I still have a world of opportunity ahead of me
  22. I’m thankful for a few close friends
  23. I’m thankful for a roof over my head, and a furnace and water heater that work
  24. Having the time to spend with friends is something I am very grateful for
  25. I am thankful for my parents
  26. I’m grateful there are still people who still believe in me
  27. I’m grateful for Planet Fitness
  28. I’m grateful I have enough clothes to last for awhile.
  29. I’m grateful I’m a decent cook
  30. I’m grateful that I’m rediscovering my creative and fun side
  31. I’m grateful for a pretty good memory
  32. I’m grateful I’ve found the ability to say “No”
  33. I’m grateful that I have begun to find value in myself
  34. I’m grateful for depression therapy
  35. I’m grateful I’m developing as a person
  36. I’m grateful to be a teacher
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