9 Superficial Things I Am Thankful For
Start writing a post

9 Superficial Things I Am Thankful For

Occurrences and objects that, while not dinner table worthy, deserve recognition.

9 Superficial Things I Am Thankful For

Thanksgiving, a time to give thanks for the big things in your life like health, or family, a time to look back over your year and see the things that have gone well for you. And, while it is easy to get caught up in the depth of this historically inaccurate excuse to eat too much and unbutton your pants, I would like to suggest this: while it is important to be thankful for the big things in your like it is important to be thankful for the small things too. That is why this year I am making a list of what I call my shallow favorites.

1. I am thankful that all of my classes are on the first floor or in the basement.

Source: Tumblr

Because then I do not have to display how wildly out of shape I am to everyone in my lectures by showing up to class sweaty and panting.

2. I am thankful that I have yet to crack the screen of my iPhone due to the wildly overpriced, but totally necessary Otterbox I insisted on purchasing.

Source: Tumblr

Because sometimes my phone just leaps out of my hands additionally, I am sure that I have the reflexes of an infant.

3. I am thankful for the three-inch memory foam mattress pad that is on my bed.

Source: Tumblr

Because without it, staying in bed all day would not be nearly as satisfying, which is not to say that I would not still partake in the activity

4. I am thankful for Netflix.

Source: Tumblr

I do not believe any explanation is necessary.

5. I am thankful for microwave popcorn

Source: Tumblr

Because as someone who does not eat meat I have had to find new things to eat and have discovered, like Olivia Pope did, that popcorn does make an excellent meal. Especially when you suffer from eternal laziness.

6. I am thankful that my parents provided me with skin that does not require daily washing in order to stay clear.

Source: Tumblr

Yes, I know, gross, but see above comment about laziness to explain why I am okay with this.

7. I am thankful for the DSW in Queens, New York that allows me to feed my shoe addiction and still have money left over for important things, like dresses or skirts.

Source: Tumblr

Seriously, this place is amazing. The clearance section is like the Narnia of shoes, and no, I will not tell you where it is because I want to keep its wonders to myself, I am selfish that way.

8. I am thankful for Ben & Jerry’s

Source: Tumblr

Again, no explanation necessary

9. Finally, I am thankful for bad sitcoms that only last for about a season, see Trophy Wife.

Source: Tumblr

Because I have the attention span of an infant, to match my infant reflexes, and I cannot follow shows for very long, with the exception of Parks and Recreation and a few other exceptional standouts.

While these favorites may not be ones I would share at the thanksgiving dinner table, they are ones that have no less made my life this year easier. Therefor, I believe they deserve some recognition.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
the beatles
Wikipedia Commons

For as long as I can remember, I have been listening to The Beatles. Every year, my mom would appropriately blast “Birthday” on anyone’s birthday. I knew all of the words to “Back In The U.S.S.R” by the time I was 5 (Even though I had no idea what or where the U.S.S.R was). I grew up with John, Paul, George, and Ringo instead Justin, JC, Joey, Chris and Lance (I had to google N*SYNC to remember their names). The highlight of my short life was Paul McCartney in concert twice. I’m not someone to “fangirl” but those days I fangirled hard. The music of The Beatles has gotten me through everything. Their songs have brought me more joy, peace, and comfort. I can listen to them in any situation and find what I need. Here are the best lyrics from The Beatles for every and any occasion.

Keep Reading...Show less
Being Invisible The Best Super Power

The best superpower ever? Being invisible of course. Imagine just being able to go from seen to unseen on a dime. Who wouldn't want to have the opportunity to be invisible? Superman and Batman have nothing on being invisible with their superhero abilities. Here are some things that you could do while being invisible, because being invisible can benefit your social life too.

Keep Reading...Show less

19 Lessons I'll Never Forget from Growing Up In a Small Town

There have been many lessons learned.

houses under green sky
Photo by Alev Takil on Unsplash

Small towns certainly have their pros and cons. Many people who grow up in small towns find themselves counting the days until they get to escape their roots and plant new ones in bigger, "better" places. And that's fine. I'd be lying if I said I hadn't thought those same thoughts before too. We all have, but they say it's important to remember where you came from. When I think about where I come from, I can't help having an overwhelming feeling of gratitude for my roots. Being from a small town has taught me so many important lessons that I will carry with me for the rest of my life.

Keep Reading...Show less
​a woman sitting at a table having a coffee

I can't say "thank you" enough to express how grateful I am for you coming into my life. You have made such a huge impact on my life. I would not be the person I am today without you and I know that you will keep inspiring me to become an even better version of myself.

Keep Reading...Show less
Student Life

Waitlisted for a College Class? Here's What to Do!

Dealing with the inevitable realities of college life.

college students waiting in a long line in the hallway

Course registration at college can be a big hassle and is almost never talked about. Classes you want to take fill up before you get a chance to register. You might change your mind about a class you want to take and must struggle to find another class to fit in the same time period. You also have to make sure no classes clash by time. Like I said, it's a big hassle.

This semester, I was waitlisted for two classes. Most people in this situation, especially first years, freak out because they don't know what to do. Here is what you should do when this happens.

Keep Reading...Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments