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On an everyday basis, what simple thing are you very thankful for?

Asked by Shippy (9870points) January 13th, 2013

Hot running water? Your mate, your friends? your cat?

How do you show or feel your gratitude?

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TheProfoundPorcupine's avatar

I am thankful for various things on a daily basis from having people I love to being warm, water, food and having my health. It’s a good question as to how I show my gratitude because I think with most of the things I am guilty of just taking it for granted when in actual fact perhaps I should not do that.

Tachys's avatar

My dogs. They get me. I love them.

hearkat's avatar

Nearly everything. I try to be mindful and enjoy all the good in my world.

marinelife's avatar

My family, loved ones, and friends. They give my life meaning.

bookish1's avatar

Water, food, a nice place to stay, appliances. Insulin and test strips!!!! I try not to waste any of these things or let them fall into disrepair.

linguaphile's avatar

My family sits around the table for dinner every night and instead of praying, we share gratitudes.

Last night my gratitudes were: I’m thankful I got through a complicated workweek, that we will be able to go on a short trip next week, that my kids are happy and healthy, that I have enough money to pay bills this week, that I didn’t eff up the new recipe I tried.

On a larger scale, I’m thankful I have a place to live, food, that I’m getting somewhere with my life and goals, that I am able to exercise and become fit, and that my kids are happier here than where we used to live.

SuperMouse's avatar

I am incredibly thankful to have found and started a life with my husband/soul mate and for three happy, healthy kids. I am also thankful my ex-husband hasn’t filed a new lawsuit against me for three full months!

BonnieBlue's avatar

My cats, my job, friends, family and my home, ever so sweet, home ❤

WillWorkForChocolate's avatar

My eyes and ears. I don’t know how I would live without my vision or hearing.

bookish1's avatar

I’m also thankful for my low blood sugar awareness. It’s not as good as it used to be, but it’s still there, and that is nothing to sneeze at.

I was talking with a homeless guy downtown recently. He told me how much he missed having a place to relax after work, to be able to cook hot meals and sleep in a bed.

Judi's avatar

My mobility. I watched my mom deteriorate and I am watchingvmybmothervin la now.
Thanks God for this gift. I will work to preserve it.

Judi's avatar

Holy crap it’s to late to Edie! Damned iPhone!!

zenvelo's avatar

Went to a funeral for a 15 year old yesterday.. I am so grateful for my kids. And I am grateful for my sobriety.

wundayatta's avatar

Love, water, not necessarily in that order.

YARNLADY's avatar

The list is very long, but I’ll top it with a great family and the fact that I have all the physical comforts anyone could possible want. Ever since I saw a report of a woman who had to travel two or three miles every day to scoop up some rather filthy water and carry it back for her family, I feel guilty every time I turn my faucet on.

burntbonez's avatar

I am always grateful for good food, shelter, and for my body not having any aches and pains. Of course, the latter happens less and less as time goes on.

Sunny2's avatar

My eyeglasses. Otherwise I’d have to haul around a magnifying glass in order to read. It’s bad enough that I keep misplacing one of my dozen pairs.

Ron_C's avatar

My wife, my dog, my house, my job. In that order.

mattbrowne's avatar

Feeling safe.

linguaphile's avatar

I’m grateful that life often gives you second choices and opportunities, as long as you don’t keep banging on a closed door and miss the open window behind you.

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