‘Tis the season to write lists of what we’re thankful for. Family, friends, health, food, shelter, blah, blah, blah, blah. Do I really need to state the obvious? Nobody cares. Of course I’m thankful for those things. I’m thankful and grateful for those things all year long.
No, Thanksgiving makes me think about the other stuff I’m thankful for. It’s the little things. These things…
- Grocery stores. They have food inside of them.
- Socks. They go on my feet. (Sometimes hands.)
- Dandelion seed heads. They grant wishes. (Not always 100% effective.)
- Modern plumbing. Duh.
- Internet. Duh again.
- Electricity. See above. This list is getting boring.
- Coconuts. Coconut oil, coconut milk, coconut water, coconut flour and because you can make the sound of horse hooves from two halves of a shell like in The Holy Grail.
- Scissors. (See also rock & paper)
- Libraries. Books for free.
- Cats & dogs. Entertainment for free.
- Chocolate. Medicinal food for my mouth.
- Music. Medicinal food for my ears.
- Dryer lint. I like peeling it off the trap thingy. This the one thing I like about laundry.
- Spoons. Helps with soup and ice cream eating efficiency.
- Miniature houses. For the little people, fairies and elves. Shut up, they’re real.
- Rainbows. Okay, so how are those real?
- You. The fact that I can stop at 17 because I’m running out of time and this post is lame but we’re passing around the flu and you understand and forgive me for the lack of posts last week and this week and probably next week and… Because, flu. And Thanksgiving. And parenting. And life. You get it. And that is cool.
What is one thing on your “other/it’s the little things” list?