50 Things I’m Thankful For

A lot has changed in a year!

This past Thanksgiving looked really different from my norm (hello, Austria!). But at the core, Thanksgiving is still the perfect time to reflect and show gratitude for the good things in your life. Joe and I spent a lot of time in the car on our road trip, so I’ve had plenty of time to think. I decided to compile a list of things I’m thankful for! So, in no particular order:

  1. Family who is supportive even with all of the craziness of the last couple months
  2. The opportunity to live in Italy
  3. God’s continual grace and love and forgiveness
  4. Gelato
  5. Facebook and Instagram (seriously, they make it so much easier to stay in contact with friends)
  6. The mountain range that I can see from our house
  7. Christmas markets! (I didn’t expect to have so much fun at the ones we visited this weekend)
  8. A democratic country that changes with its people
  9. Hamilton (the play… I’m addicted. Someday I’ll make it there)
  10. The growing number of fair trade and ethically sourced companies
  11. The desire and passion to travel
  12. Friends you can always pick up where you left off with
  13. Wonder Woman
  14. My nerdy side that I think will always love to learn, especially about history
  15. My 4 beautiful sisters and brother-in-law and my not-yet-brother-in-law who helped in my wedding ceremony
  16. Meeting new people
  17. Frozen pizza (it’s a lifesaver)
  18. A huge stack of books
  19. Amazon (which adds to that book stack)
  20. Elon Musk and others working for renewable energy
  21. Weekly phone calls with my mom
  22. Italian classes
  23. Growing up in America
  24. The right to vote and to have a voice
  25. Sending random presents
  26. Getting mail
  27. Working/reliable cars
  28. Tea
  29. Cheap plane tickets
  30. My travel buddy
  31. My new travel buddy (aka my husband)
  32. The internet
  33. Eggo waffles
  34. Comfy beds
  35. And comfy blankets!
  36. All you can eat sushi restaurants
  37. Backpacks (seriously, way better than purses and/or suitcases)
  38. The ability to be comfortable alone
  39. Netflix
  40. Yoga classes (teaching and taking them)
  41. Helpful military spouse Facebook groups
  42. Wine
  43. Fleece leggings
  44. Visitors! (hint hint)
  45. Working heat
  46. Speaking English
  47. European public transportation
  48. iPhones
  49. Portable batteries (for when my iPhone predictably dies)
  50. Dressember (shameless plug, donate here)

Obviously my list isn’t exhaustive. What would you add to it?!


2 Comments Add yours

  1. Enjoyed your post! There is so much to be grateful for…. which makes me always think of others who are less fortunate. This is an idea I am trying to spread this holiday season as we all practice gratitude. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hidlnk1NC10 If you like it, please share it. Thanks, Rita


    1. Kayla Sheely says:

      Thanks Rita! I love your idea too!


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