I'm thankful for the electric fireplace in our condo - even though I would love a real, wood-burning fireplace - because I have a warm home to come home to at night.
I'm thankful for stress at work, because it means that I have a secure job and I know when my next paycheck is coming.
I'm thankful for quirky tires that lose air too quickly, because it reminds me that I can afford to have a car.
I'm thankful for my curly hair - even the 5 or 6 gray ones I found the other day. Some days I love it, some days I hate it, but I'm grateful I have a full head of it.
I'm thankful for technology.
I'm thankful I get to play with dogs every day at work.
I'm thankful my parents gave me a name that I love.
I'm thankful for messes in the kitchen, because I have the time and energy to spend hours baking and making messes.
I'm thankful that a year and a half ago my company shut down my department, resulting in a severance package that paid off bills and contributed to our wedding savings account, as well as gave me the push I needed to find a job I love that's so much closer to home.
I'm thankful I get to see my family this Christmas.
I'm thankful for the love, kindness and generosity Jamie shows me each and every day, and the future we're planning together.