You know, there are so many things for which I am grateful, yet some of the smaller things that make life a little (or a lot) easier, tend to get overlooked. Below, you’ll find 17 things and/or people I should definitely show more gratitude toward. My list could go on and on, but for your sake, I narrowed my grateful list down to 17:-)
1) Lip Balm
The relief your cracked, bleeding lips feel when you apply lip balm is dang near spectacular.
2) Finding an Extra Tampon (sorry guys)
It sucks so hard when you need a tampon and realize you’re out. But once every so often, the tampon fairy pays you a visit, and leaves one for you to find some random spot.
3) The Garbage Collector
If I went around picking up everybody’s trash, I’d be dry heaving 99% of the time from the smells alone.
4) Fast Internet
One never realizes the awesomeness of speedy internet till it’s gone.
When I hydroplaned off the highway, I 360’ed my way off the interstate and onto farm land. Well, AAA came to my rescue. Thank goodness I had the premium plan. I was about 75 miles away from home and the plan allows towing anywhere within 100 miles.
It’s so annoying when somebody uses up the last of the toilet paper, then fails to replace it with a new roll. It seems as though you only discover the empty cardboard tube staring at you after you start peeing.
However, on a good day, you spot a brand spankin’ new roll out of the corner of your eye. And it’s just icing on the cake if you can reach it without needing to stand up.
7) Our Keurig Machine
I love waking up and having a cup of coffee with the simple touch of a couple buttons.
8) Owning a Car That Starts Every Morning
When I was in high school, I had a 1984 cream colored Oldsmobile Cutlass Sierra. It was a crapshoot whether or not my car would start on a cold winter morning.
9) Second Day Jeans
Dryer jeans (when jeans come out of the dryer and they’re tighter than normal) can make me feel like I’ve indulged a little too much. However, when I wear them the second time around, the looseness reminds me that I’m literally not too big for my britches. 😉
10) Wet Wipes
The perfect solution whether you’re cleaning melted chocolate off your car seat, or needing to just “freshen up a little.”
11) My Jar Opener
Ever tried to budge the lid on a jelly jar that hasn’t been opened in a while? I’d break my hand before I could get one of those puppies opened. That’s where my trusty assistant comes in.
12) Butt Warmers in My Car
I know, I know, I live in San Diego. My blood has thinned so much though, once it hits 65° outside, those bad boys are on faster than you can say, “My butt cheeks are on fire.”
I’ve been doing splits as far back as I can remember so meh, it’s really no big deal. But when I’m old and gray and can’t even get my bum down on the floor, I’ll probably be bragging about how I used to pop into the splits on a moments notice.
14) My Blonde Leg Hair
I can go for weeks without shaving my legs. Even though I’m basically half angora rabbit (see below) when it gets to that point, people still look at me like I’m normal.
Waze is an app that gives you the fastest route to your destination. It’s especially helpful during rush hour and you’re pressed for time to get somewhere. The app gives you the heads up when there’s an issue further ahead, and suggests an alternate route if it ends up being faster than the one you’re currently taking. It has been a savior on more than one occasion.
16) Lint Rollers
If you have a fur child, you probably have at least one lint roller chilling in your home. It’s amazing just how much these suckers can grab off a single piece of clothing. A big standing O goes to the inventor of the lint roller.
And last but not least…
No explanation necessary.
What are some of the little things you feel you could be more grateful for? Let me know in the comments section below!
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