• I had a chat with a man at the grocery store tonight. He's a chef, and he was pointing out where to get kitchenware that would last. I'm really thankful he approached me in the first placeā€”it felt good to make a connection with him.
  • I'm very thankful that I work with people who look out for one another. I had somebody ask me how I'm doing today (in a "for real" way). That's all it takes to make me feel like I belong, and I'm very lucky to have that.
  • I appreciate the steak dinner I got to cook and enjoy tonight. How much longer will it be so easy to thoughtlessly grab my favorite foods and eat them?

  • I ran for 30 minutes, ordered a hamburger, then ran for another 30 minutes. I'm lucky service was so slow, or I wouldn't have enjoyed that last 30 minutes!
  • The beach was so busy and full of happy people today. I'm lucky that I live in an area and an age where that kind of thing is even possible.
  • I'm thankful for my Dad. He's there for me when I need him and just happens to give great advice. I'm so lucky I have him.

  • In a weird way, I'm thankful for my temporary sickness earlier this week. My first day back exercising was the best I'd had in a long time. It felt fantastic.
  • Some great people in my life make me wonder what I've done to deserve their love and attention. I sometimes don't feel worthy, and I'm grateful that they invest in me, regardless, no matter the amount.

  • I love the opportunities I get to have "deep down" conversations with people. I really feel lucky for those moments when people tell you what they want most (and am thankful for the awareness to recognize it when I hear it).
  • I had a great run this morning. I'd slept 11 hours the night prior and was amped for some dance music I found. I'm so lucky for that combination that turned into a really exhilerating run like I haven't had in months.
  • I'm grateful that I can and do spend my time with friends on a regular basis. I think they're grateful, too, which makes it all the more rewarding.

  • I didn't get much sleep last night because I ate so much pizza yesterday, and I'm so thankful that I'm used to such a full sleep schedule that this small stint is an anomoly.
  • I really enjoyed meeting some new people today. It's a totally pleasant thing to get along immediately with folks you'll likely be seeing everyday.
  • I had a great run this morning. There are days when I feel like I'm gliding across the landscape, and today was one of those days.

  • I plopped over and laid in bed for a few minutes this afternoon while working on a computer problem. As small as it is, every moment I'm able to plop down and relax is a gift that many people (especially parents) can't afford very often.
  • I'm grateful for an afternoon of learning how to play Dungeons and Dragons together with other people. I liked grasping how the game works and how to play it better. It's an experience I wouldn't have gotten if I weren't invited in the first place.

  • Today was a rollercoaster that ended up extraordinarily. I'm really lucky to be surrounded by people who care to spend time with me an one another.
  • I'm grateful for the people I can depend on and have built lasting relationships with over the years. I'm experiencing trust in others like never before, and it really feels wonderful.
  • I'm thankful that I'm able to continue investing in my own growth. I could be sick, preoccupied, or obligated to use my time otherwise, and the fact that I can spend it bettering myself is an invaluable asset that I was initially afforded by no means of my own.

  • I'm grateful for the safety and security my life affords me. When I feel down about something in my life, knowing that it pales in comparison to real problems helps me put my pains into perspective.
  • I'm thankful for a great dance class this evening. It's just scary enough to be both fun and challenging in a way that hopefully helps me grow.
  • I'm grateful for the friends I have and the friends I can depend on in varying ways. Life is so much fuller when you feel safe reaching out to the people who matter most to you.

  • I was just thinking about all the people I got to talk to and laugh with today, and I'm truly grateful that I get to spend time with such bright and exuberant people throughout my regular daily life. I'm super lucky to have that.
  • I'm thankful that my body works as well as it does. It has some creaks and aches, but those are nothing compared to the awful trauma that comes with injury and disability. I'm so fortunate that I'm able to enjoy running and dancing while I still can.
  • I'm grateful that I lead a life where I get to meet new people on a semi-regular basis. It's something I often take for granted, and I'm really thankful that I've learned how to take better advantage of the opportunity to learn from and about others.

  • I'm so grateful for my health. It could be so easy and so unexpected to lose capacity of my body for any number of reasons, and the fact that I have it today is very very lucky.
  • I'm thankful for my friends who I get to spend time with on a regular basis. It's a gift to be able to spend time with them and enjoy ourselves together. It means we're leading happy, free lives.
  • I'm grateful for the chance to learn from my peers. They have experiences I don't and are very good at what they do, and having the chance to work with them is already teaching me a ton I wouldn't know otherwise.

  • I'm thankful for living as long as I have. Getting older seems to be dreaded by my peers, but it's really a gift to have lived as long as we have. I don't intend to take that for granted.
  • I'm grateful for a calm, quiet, peaceful place to come home to each day. I'm able to invest my time exactly as I intend to, whether that's with others or without. That freedom is a great gift I've been given.
  • I'm thankful that my body works as well as it does. I had a hurt leg this morning, but I went for a run anyway and ended up being able to do my regular pace by the end. How lucky am I that I can heal like that and use my body the way I like? So lucky.

  • I'm grateful that I know how to spend my own time. Some people go nuts at the thought of finding something to do, but I see my own time as an opportunity, not a dread.
  • I exited my building's garage this afternoon by opening a door right into one of my neighbors. I'm pretty sure the door hit her pretty hard, but she seemed to be ok. I'm thankful the accident wasn't worse and that it ended up being something we could both laugh off.
  • I'm grateful for a warm place to live. I don't always realize how much I depend on my home and work to still be there when I arrive and how quickly my life would become difficult if all the infrastructure suddenly weren't there anymore. I truly have a privileged existance.