19 Things I’m Thankful For

We’re over halfway through November already, and it’s high time I hop on the appreciation trend.

Here are 19 things I’m grateful for:

19. I have awesome friends who send me pictures like this:


18. Zach has been using his new Handpresso gadget lately to make espresso for me. Yum!


17. Because I know how to make it, I never have to buy laundry detergent again.

16. There are a whole bunch of monster squashes in my kitchen just waiting to be turned into something delicious for Thanksgiving.

15. My Meyer lemon tree has two ripe lemons on it!


14. My parents are both healthy and happy.

13. Luxor, the handsome yet feisty lynx point Siamese cat who used to live with me, has an awesome forever mama who adores him. (Even though he’s kinda mean to her.)

Cat and girl snuggle

Lux wins.

12. Former foster dog Minnie also has a wonderful adoring mama.

husky mix

That’s the spot.

11. Current foster dog Charlie Machete went on a successful socialization vacation last week, during which he played with other dogs and interacted with lots of people. (More on that soon!)

10. Although I’m not rich, I have a roof over my head, and I never have to go to bed hungry.

9. The roof over my head does not show signs that it could fall in anytime soon.

8. Zach vastly improved our home by adding a giant deck off the back door.

7. I have a lot of nice neighbors.

6. I live right by a walking trail. Even though sometimes sketchy people prowl it, having a trail right there gives me no excuse not to exercise myself and the dogs.

5. I have a pretty cool job that involves blogging, social media and working with super nice, talented people every day.

4. These dogs love me.

Three handsome beggars

“We love you even more if you give us treats.”

3. My boyfriend loves me.

2. I have a really awesome, supportive family.

1. I have really awesome, supportive friends, including people I have known for years and some I have never met. You all – my old friends, my new friends and my blog friends, are my chosen family.

Thank you to everyone who played a part in this long list of good things!

What are you thankful for today?


About crystalwayward

I live with two formerly wayward dogs. I care deeply about the environment, and I think gardening is a revolutionary act.

Posted on November 19, 2012, in Dogs, Dogtography, Fostering, Random Life and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.

  1. I’m thankful for creative words by a beautiful person (eh hem. YOU)
    you’re a talented writer that is heaven sent.

  2. Beautiful Post – love it and your photos are cuteness! I am grateful for family and friends (my husband is amazing to me), health and having a roof over my head:) Happy Monday!

    • Aww, thanks! I actually started the post on Nov. 15 as a “Thankful Thursday 15 Things I’m Grateful For” post but then I ran out of time to publish it so I had to come up with four more fun things today. Glad you enjoyed it. 🙂

  3. Beautiful post – and great things to be thankful for! 🙂 I am thankful for YOU, my dear!

  4. Hey it’s Jet here. Hi Miss Crystal.

    Lovely to make your acquaintance. You sound like you have a lot in common with Mom. Your list reminds us all to be so grateful for what we have and what we can accomplish. Thank you.

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