Thanksgiving is a beautiful, unique and American holiday. Thanksgiving is about food, about family, but especially is about being thankful. I know, we spend a lot of our time complaining about several things, our job, our professor, our boss, our partner, our family, ourselves, our politicians, our favorite artist, our car and much more.
We do not spend enough time being thankful, and that is unfair. We have many reasons to say thanks; I give you thirty-three. Here are my reasons to be thankful (and I think they are yours too):
1. Our family. Even if you don’t like them, they made you like you are.
2. To be alive. You may not like your life, but it is an opportunity.
3. To live in the US. Have you seen all the people in the world who want to live here? The US is a country full of opportunities.
4. Our jobs. I don’t like mine either, but it pays my bill, and it reminds me I can do something better.
5. Our schools/colleges/universities. We are so lucky because we have the chance to study.
6. To vote. It took thousands of years to get the right to vote and chose our representatives, governors, presidents, senator and others (if you’re a woman or part of a minority you must be more thankful).
7. For Facebook. The best way to know our friends and relatives’ lives
8. For our favorite TV shows. We are living in the golden age of TV; we are so lucky (and we have TV Reboots & Revivals).
9. We can dream. We can change our lives; we can choose our destiny. Half of the people in the world do not have that chance.
10. For love. It does not matter if you have a partner or you don’t; enjoy the fact you have your stories and you will have more.
11. For babies, puppies, cats and dogs. What would we do with all those hours watching their videos on Youtube?
12. Free sexuality. We are living in the time where you can be anything you want, and you can love anybody you want. Just think, fifty years ago, we were prisoners of society.
13. “Game of Thrones” is back in April 2019. We have been waiting too long.
14. For books. Reading makes us better people.
15. For Instagram. Food never was more important than now. IG is the best way to know how our celebrities’ lives are.
16. For our friends. I cannot imagine my life without my friends; they are my rock and the best support in the worse moments.
17. For Netflix. How did we spend our Sundays before?
18. We are the last generation who can handle climate change and save the world.
19. For Christmas.
20. For your kids. I am talking about your own, your nephews, nieces, siblings, godchildren, step kids, even your neighbors.
21. For alcohol and all the good memories (and really bad decisions), it made us have.
22. Freedom of the press. Today more than any other time we must be thankful about freedom of the press (and we must protect it).
23. For our health. Even if you are not completely healthy, you are in the era where medicine is available and improving every second.
24. For #Metoo movement. Finally, we can share our experiences and stop them for the next generations.
25. For traveling. You can go to Australia, Madagascar, France or Chile if you want. There are no limits.
26. For freedom.
27. For second chances. We all need them in all the moments of our lives.
28. For food. Because it makes our lives better and delicious.
29. For memes. Now each picture has a huge potential to be famous.
30. For God or the Gods. Be thankful because you have somebody who listens to your prays.
31. For the Future. Because we can make it.
32. For the past. Because it is our history.
33. For the present. We are living the best of all the times. Today, most of the social movements have had important advances. It is easier to be a woman, a minority, a refugee, an immigrant or have a disability.
Yes, probably I am missing some important motives to be thankful which means there are dozens of more reasons. By the way, Happy Thanksgiving!