I am not going to bore you to death with a long, drawn out post about how I'm thankful for family and friends, not being cold or hungry, and not being broke. If you have been anywhere near a blog or Facebook in the last month, you have seen these trite sentiments more times than you can count. It's not that I'm knocking trite sentiments (much), but you, my friends, know that I am thankful for these things! Anyone worth their salt would be!
What I am going to share with you are the things that I am surprised I am thankful for. There are a few things that I would neverever have suspected in a million years that I could be grateful for, but upon reflection I have realized these things have made my life better in some meaningful or impactful way. You probably have a few of these surprising sources of gratitude in your life, too-- you just need to turn things on their ear for a moment and look at them from a different angle.