Ah, Fall. All are flocking to Starbucks for their Pumpkin Spice Lattes and, somehow, people are still outraged and surprised by how many Christmas decorations are already in stores and shopping centers. While Halloween is right around the corner and Christmas feels unavoidably looming, there is another holiday you might forget: Thanksgiving.
While Thanksgiving might be dominated by food, parades, and football, it’s a holiday to reflect on our lives and find the things we can be thankful for. With that in mind, we compiled a list of things that almost everyone already has to give thanks for!
Family is something that comes in many forms. For most of us, our family consists of our parents, siblings, and relatives – people who often started loving us before we were born, or that we started loving before they were born. For others, family is something not bound by blood and instead built on lifelong bounds of friendship. However your family may be constructed, it is an important part of your life. They’re the people we turn to when we need help, support, or a good time. It is important to remember these people around you and be thankful for their presence in your life. This year your family might have gotten smaller, but it’s important to remember those you have lost and be thankful for the marks they have left on your life and the memories they’ve left you with.
If you’ve been reading our blog for a while, you know we try our best to help you save and budget. Having a solid savings account is something to be very thankful for. It’s that cushion – a safety net for when things go wrong. When your tire goes and you need to fork over $200, your savings account is there. When your tooth aches and you need to go to the dentist but you didn’t take dental coverage on your insurance, your savings has your back (tooth?). If you don’t have a solid savings account and you would like to build yours up, we can help show you how. You can thank us later.
Sometimes, life gets hard and your savings can dwindle. Life can throw us curve balls we couldn’t even imagine. In times like these, it's important to be thankful for the easy access to loans available in today’s society. Those harrowing hard times can be so much easier with the right loan and guidance. From title loans, to payday loans, to signature loans, there are a multitude of loans available and most just a click away.
Good health is something that, when we have it, we must be immensely thankful for. Being unhealthy can inhibit our dreams, goals, daily life, as well as lead to tons of costly expenses. Treatment, from the smallest ailments, are often a pretty penny. Simple things like epi-pens which are absolutely necessary to some, cost hundreds of dollars. Our health is one of our most important commodities.
If you are reading this article then you 100% have access to the internet. Hurray! The internet is a resource that changed the way people thought about communication, education, and pleasure. It is a tool that has brought “google” into the common lexicon. And while some would argue too much time is spent on the internet and social media, there are so many benefits that impact us every day. You can take online Ivy League University courses for free. People use it to learn how to change a tire when stranded on the side of the road or to create a perfect smoky eye before a night out. It allows us to keep in touch with those we love in real time all over the world. It is so ingrained in our lives that we often take it for granted. It's definitely something we should remember to be thankful for.
Well, there are 5 things you can be thankful for. You might not have all of these things – perhaps your savings are lacking or your health has gone downhill – but remember to be thankful for what you do have.
We are thankful for our readers.
That means you!