random things i'm thankful for

4 years ago

random thankful In the past few weeks we've been doing a lot of yardwork, including trimming and pruning trees and bushes (including taking out a huge gnarled rosebush). That meant a TON of garbage (approximately 12 garbage bags ugh). As I was dragging the bags out to the curb, I felt oddly thankful that we live in a society where some magical dudes drive by and pick up my garbage and take it away. Done and done. Maybe it's because I've been watching a lot of Game of Thrones where most people are living in muck and squalor, but I felt weirdly thankful to live in today. #firstworldawesome So here are just a few other super random things I'm thankful for. These are the things we all take for granted but would be lost without. Basically all modern inventions but I just want to say "thanks" to all of them.


I got the internet in about 1998 I think. It was dial-up and my mom would get mad at me because I was tying up the phone line and her friends couldn't call. It took me about an hour to download an mp3 song. Now it is amazing that the internet is everywhere. I can look up inane things, like "what was the name of the flying dog in Neverending Story?" on my phone ANY time.

Contact lenses

I previously mentioned all the vision problems I have, so I'm super thankful that I can wear contact lenses which give me near perfect vision. My glasses are super thick, uncomfortable and give me a headache if I wear them too long. So thank you contact lenses for being in my life, even if you make my eyes super dry and are sometimes uncomfortable.


I used to never keep up with a lot of tv shows because I was too lazy to keep track of when new episodes would air. And then remembering to sit my butt down to watch the shows. Now I can hoard episodes of crap to my heart's desire. Eggcellent.


This requires no explanation.

Online shopping

When I'm feeling lazy, there is nothing better than hopping onto Amazon.com, ordering whatever I need and having it show up on my doorstep in a few days. Technology!

Self tanner

Finally self tanner is not so stinky and not so Lindsay Lohan orangey. I look better with a little color but I avoid real tanning for all the obvious reasons. So thank you self tanner for you saving the public from my blindingly white legs.

iPod car hookups

I do not care about car stuff at all and will gladly drive my 2009 Hyundai Sonata until the wheels fall off because it has an iPod cord. That's pretty much all I need in my cars until the end of time.

Running water

This is a no brainer but this is the best. It's appalling that there are areas of the world where people don't even have access to clean drinking water. It's a little weird to be thankful for running water, but seriously think about it.


On a lighter note, Chipotle is the best. I'm going to invent a way to make Chipotle burritos calorie free and I will be a trillionaire. What random things are you thankful for? It can be dumb things (like self tanner) or epic things (like, say, running water). Share below.

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