2020 has been a hard year for people all around the globe. Threats of war, wildfires, murder hornets, hurricanes, and the ongoing global pandemic are just a few of the issues the world has dealt with this year. People have also lost their jobs, their homes, and family members and friends. And this year has come to be a representation of pain, loss, anger, and grief for many individuals.
So you might be asking, “Given what 2020 has been like, why bother writing a post about the things you are thankful for?”
It’s because 2020 has been so awful that I felt like I needed to take time out to reflect on the many things that I am incredibly thankful for…including a number of small things that might seem trivial to others, but which have managed to bring me joy this year.
Here is a short list of the people and things that I am thankful for this year (in no particular order):
- My amazingly supportive, loving parents
- My home
- A working heater
- My mum’s successful surgery back in June
- Health insurance
- Great books to read
- Everyone who has prayed for my mum since her cancer diagnosis last year
- Being able to keep my anxiety and OCD under control during a pandemic
- Learning how to cook new dishes
- Movie soundtracks
- New fanfiction stories to read
- All of my awesome followers on The Unapologetic Bookworm
- Celebrating The Unapologetic Bookworm’s one-year anniversary
- Reconnecting with friends and family through phone calls and texts
- The hawk that hung out in my backyard yesterday afternoon
I hope you have a wonderful, safe Thanksgiving!