Thirty Things

by Jonah

Every year I plan to say something I’m grateful for each day in November, and every year I forget. So here’s a list of thirty things I’m grateful for posted on December 1.

  1. For my amazing husband who worked his butt off to get a degree and as a result was able to get a job that compensates him very well and where is very highly valued.
  2. That my amazing husband hasn’t quit or been fired.
  3. For our beautiful house.
  4. For my beautiful commute. I tell you what, I’d rather drive the 45 minutes I do now than the 10 minutes I used to have to drive on the Interstate.
  5. For podcasts.
  6. For a job I enjoy, where I can do good, and where I can use my superpower.
  7. For my superpower (more on this later).
  8. For industrious coworkers I get along with well.
  9. For bosses that I love.
  10. For my car. I love my car so much. Thanks, Berck, for buying it for me!
  11. For safety driving. Disaster can strike so quickly, and every time I arrive somewhere uninjured I am grateful.
  12. For my friends.
  13. For the Internet. I have friends all over the world, and the Internet makes to so easy to keep in touch with them.
  14. For the Internet in my pocket.
  15. For pockets.
  16. For not only always having enough to eat but having delicious food to eat.
  17. For my husband’s cooking skills. If you’ve ever had Berck’s cooking, you know what I’m talking about.
  18. For running water. In our neighborhood, this is an iffy situation. But we have running water today.
  19. For a heated garage. It’s so nice to get into a warm car in the mornings.
  20. That, so far, I don’t have to shop at Walmart.
  21. For
  22. For a wonderful freezer that makes crushed ice.
  23. For devices that allow me to see far away (glasses).
  24. For ten fingers that allow me to type and play music.
  25. For gel pens. We used to only have ballpoint pens, you know.
  26. For my husband’s beard. Yes, I like beards, but mostly for the fact that he’s willing to grow one so my face doesn’t have to deal with his sandpaper stubble.
  27. For my dishwasher. I’m serious when I say this is very near the the top of my list of things I’m grateful for.
  28. For our sweet cat. We remark regularly how lucky we are to get such a good free Craigslist cat. He’s not the smartest, but he always has a good attitude, all things considered. He doesn’t have a mean bone in his body.
  29. That I get to live only an hour away from my parents and get to see them whenever I want.
  30. For my amazing family. I am related to some of the most amazing people alive, and I think that is so cool!

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