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Ten Reasons to Be Thankful

Although Thanksgiving has come and gone and we are in the shopping phase of the holiday season, I couldn’t let too much time go by without jotting down a few thoughts on being thankful.

  1. First and foremost, if you can read this, you should be thankful, that means you’re literate.
  2. You are likely reading this on your phone, tablet or computer which says you can afford a phone, tablet or computer.
  3. If you’re reading this at work, that means you have a job.  If you’re reading this at home that means you have a roof over your head.
  4. If you’re reading this in the car (Hopefully you aren’t driving), that means you have transportation.
  5. If you’re reading this after breakfast, lunch or dinner, that means you have food on the table.
  6. If you’re reading this while standing in line at the store, that means you have an income that you should be thankful for.
  7. Since this is online, that means you have internet access, which you should also be thankful.
  8. Most of my work is read by educated people, so be thankful you got a good education.
  9. A good chunk of the audience reading this tends to disagree with a lot of what I write, so they should be thankful that we live in a country where you can have a dissenting opinion.
  10. If you’re on social media, you should be thankful that things are going so well in your life you can whine about things that don’t matter, the people responsible for them, and that you have no control over.