I've decided to compile a list of things I'm thankful for. My friend asked me what I was thankful for the other day and of course I was about to rattle through all those things we all say we're thankful for...
Me: I'm thankful for my family, friends...
Friend: No...we're all thankful for those things. What are the simple things you're thankful for? I'm thankful for pockets.
Friend: Yes, pockets. Sometimes I don't have enough stuff to carry a whole bag. My pockets are perfect.
So here are the simple things in life that I'm thankful for.
-I'm thankful that my town's police department still breaks into cars with manual locks.
-I'm thankful my car has manual locks.
-I'm thankful that most food is microwavable and I don't actually have to cook it since I'm so bad at it.
-I'm thankful that the New York Giants finally won a football game.
-I'm thankful that I can look up a song title and artist with only one little obscure lyric from that song. If I don't know it...google does.
-I'm thankful that somewhere along the course of human history, someone came up with idea of domesticating dogs. I love my dog. I think that was a great idea! I imagine that in some small village somewhere, the town idiot was in the woods and came across a wolf. Everyone else was afraid of the wolf but this crazy loon said to himself, "Hey! I want one!" Think about it...they probably wanted to lock this guy up for insanity. A wolf? As a pet?
I'm also thankful that I can make up crazy reasons like this to explain the domestication of animals.
-I'm thankful that I've realized I'm young and will no longer base my life around my second job's work schedule. I'm going to go out on the weekends and I'll suck it up and go to work the next day. I'm young and I need to take advantage of it.
-I'm thankful that I never had an acne problem.
-I'm thankful that I'm strong enough to not allow PETA to ruin my turkey consumption.
-I'm thankful that Ben Franklin did not succeed in naming the turkey as the national bird of the United States. If he had, we would probably be eating eagle instead and that just doesn't sound as delicious.
What are some of the simple things you're thankful for? Please...no mushy stuff.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!