Well, America, it's that time of year. When we all post about how thankful we are for our best friend, S.O., parents, siblings, pets, and that sort of generic thing. It doesn't apply to everyone- but it happens. The problem is, in all the rush to be thankful, we forget to be thankful for some of the ugly things. So this year, don't forget to be thankful for...
1. The hardships of life
We all have rough patches and mistakes, it's part of being human. And they suck, so we try to forget them. However, the hard parts make us grow and they make us stronger. So even in the worst moments, we should be thankful.
2. That one class we hate going to.
It doesn't really matter which class- you thought of one. But hey, you're going to college. Some people never get that. So even when it's the 8am where the professor thinks you don't deserve any attendance freebies, take a second and be thankful. You're here, you're taking classes, and you're making it so far.
3. The difference in your bank account the day after bills.
We've all been there. For me, it's rent. My account goes from three number to change for a few days, and it sucks. But hey, you know what? You can afford them. Even when they put you in the negative a day or two before paychecks, you are affording them. You can put a roof over your head, and you can survive (even if it is on ramen). You're making it, kid.
4. Working holidays.
This sounds dumb, I know. But there's people out there who are going to get where I am coming from- it's Thanksgiving, and while your family is sitting down around the table, you're clocking in at work. It sucks. But you know what doesn't suck? Holiday pay and/or pay and a half.
5. To exist today.
Do you ever stop and think about how lucky you are to exist in the modern era? We have technology, vaccines, and tons of other advantages. Yeah, the world gets a little crazy. Sometimes it is hard to feel safe. But you know what? You're probably not going to die of polio and you have a computer in your pocket. I consider that a victory to be thankful for.