I am grateful for:

-the amazing individuals who we were able to spend time with over the course of this weekend
-my home
-the pets
-my health and the health of those around me
-my job
-the opportunities that I have been afforded



Today I am thankful for:

-The friend who I made today at jury duty
-My job and wonderful coworkers
-Upcoming opportunities to travel
-My favorite professor
-Belly dancing


I am grateful for: having a safe furnished home to return to at the end of every day, having access to clean water, being privileged enough to receive an education, and having a plentiful amount of food available to me.

I have lived a very fortunate life and am thankful for all of the resources that have been provided to me.


Today I am especially thankful for all of the different opportunities that have been available to me throughout my life. I am very thankful to be where I am today.

I am grateful for having met so many truly remarkable people. To all of the people who have been a part of my life, thank you from the bottom of my heart. I am very fortunate to have met you.


Here’s another great submission that we received. Reading these lists makes me so happy :)

I have a lot of things that make me happy. Some things come and go, but most of this stuff has been around for a long time, or it is here to stay now. The things that make me happy are:

1. My loving family. Sometimes we don’t always agree, but my parents always support me, even when I mess up.
2. My awesome girlfriend. While she has been a part of my life before, she has been very supportive as we have started to understand each other better.
3. My dogs. They both know how to make me super happy and they’re so goofy. Typing this right now almost made me want to talk in a doggy-voice.
4. My education. I haven’t finished yet, and won’t finish for a few more years, but it is nice to know that I have started it and hopefully it will lead me to somewhere I want to go.
5. My friends. Some are better than others, and there are a few I will try to always be friends with. The others I am happy to have met, and that they have changed me in one way or another.
6. Music. My type of music has changed over the years, but I think it has changed just like I have, and it makes me happy listening to songs that comfort me. I could be in a strange world with unknown surroundings, but hearing my favorite band would start to make me feel right at home.
7. Food. Especially buffalo sauce. Nothing makes me happier than food (sorry family, dogs, and girlfriend, I hope you understand) and buffalo sauce can make my day 100000000000 times better. If I’m not in the mood for food or buffalo sauce, then I am having a really bad day.

A lot of other stuff makes me happy, but these are the few things that are going to make me happy 99% of the time.

What a good day

Things that I am extremely happy about: 

  • Waking up before my alarm clock and being able to stay in my cozy bed for a little while. That’s the best feeling. 
  • Waking up to hilarious texts from Corey (hey gurl!)
  • I made a breakfast wrap with eggs and peppers and cherry tomatoes and it made me really happy because I love peppers & cherry tomatoes. I also was really proud of myself for cooking. woot woot!
  • I went to the doctors for the first time in what feels like forever. It was awesome. I’m so happy with my insurance. 
  • Laughing hysterically post-leaving the doctor’s office. I’m fairly certain I laughed the whole way from Amherst to Northampton.
  • Knowing that my inappropriate laughing definitely comes from my Mom. Thanks Mom, if you’re reading this :)
  • Buying ice cream cake 
  • Spending the day with my cousin was fabulous
  • TRIBUTE celebrations at work
  • Smiles & laughter
  • Going out to lunch with Cassie, hunting for french fries specifically
  • Chocolate milk
  • Meatball subs. I just love meatball subs like no other. 
  • French fries and barbecue sauce. 
  • Dancing
  • Getting caught dancing and then laughing
  • Doing the Wobble <3
  • I can’t wait to see my friend Anita in April when she comes for the Boston Marathon
  • I called home and got to talk to my Mom and Dad and sister. I like those peeps. 
  • I can’t wait to go to Austin in a few weeks
  • I am really happy that I got to see my friend Katelynn for the first time in a while
  • School is starting soon
  • Excited to hang with Sam this weekend
  • I love my job. I’m really excited for the picnic on Friday. There’s a whipped cream eating contest and I’m in it to win it :)
  • I love brushing my teeth
  • Seeing the Oscar Mayer Wiener-Mobile for the second time in my life was wicked awesome. 

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