The holidays should be a time of peace, love, and happiness as cheesy as it may sound. The most important one is love- the time we get for winter break should allow us to reflect on what matters most.

1. Your health

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This is often the first thing we take for granted until we are sick or injured.

2. Your friends and family

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No matter how small your circle may be, everyone is loved by someone.

3. Your home

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Home is a feeling; so wherever or whatever your home may be, be grateful that you have one.

4. Opportunities

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I am most grateful for my opportunity to education, in which I often remind myself to take advantage of.

5. Access to food/water

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Many will not have this privilege on Christmas, so it is especially important to be grateful for it.

6. Pets (if you have them)

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Being away for college makes me realize how much I miss my pets.

7. A break from school/work/etc.

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A couple weeks of stress-free living is certainly something to be grateful for.

8. The holiday spirit

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This makes people nicer in general, so be thankful that people are in a better mood.

Merry Christmas, and keep the spirit of Thanksgiving going.