Don't you just love the whole idea behind Thanksgiving? There's something magical about the whole nation pausing a moment to count their blessings. It's been so fun this year as lots of people in social media take the whole month to list their blessings, because gratitude is catching and stalking someone else's list of goodies is just plain fun.
Hopefully we all have big, important things in our lives for which we are thankful--family, health, jobs and good friends. But today, let's take a moment to share the goofball things that make us happy, the little oddities that make us happy, the tiny conveniences that make our day easier.
I'll get us started:
The Bowl. It's just a simple, melamine mixing bowl, but it was a gift from one of the most special people in my life. I use it all the time, and when I do, I imagine all the love we share mixing right into the dish I'm making.
My iPhone. So much better than my old phone! I've had this thing for almost 6 months and it still makes me grin. There are only so many people I want to be instantly accessible to--and this thing makes it so easy!
I'm thankful that my kids are as addicted to stories as I am. Books, movies, TV, real life. Stories are everywhere and I love that my kids are interested in them, get wrapped up in them, and want to share and discuss them. I get a tingle when Eldest speaks of the themes in his favorite anime and why they 'hit him in the feels.' :-) I laughed out loud when my then 11 year old walked out of Transformers 2 and said, "That was great--but did you catch the giant plot hole?" I love when we see a movie or watch a show together and then sit around and discuss what we liked, what we didn't and what might have been done differently.
Socks. Is it weird that I love socks? Good ones. Not too heavy. Just soft enough. They have to hit at just the right height near my ankle, too. Finding just the right one is harder than you think--so when I find a good set, I buy extra.
What about you guys? What odd things make you happy? What is it that makes your life easier and better? Share with us---and Have a Happy Thanksgiving!