I stumbled upon an old online journal from 2006. In it was a a list of things that I was grateful for. Turns out that my 23 year old self is grateful for a lot of the same things as my 30 year old self. Good to know that some things are consistent.

Today I am thankful for:

music and the people who make it
cold, clear nights so I can see all the stars in the sky
the people in my life that no matter what, can always make me smile
the ocean
speeding down a long road with the windows down and the music cranked
people who encourage me
meeting eyes with a stranger and sharing a smile
long conversations that could go on forever
people who aren’t afraid to take risks
knowing someone as amazing as my grandfather.
the people who teach me (and are patient while doing so)
laughing so hard my whole body hurts
people who jam out hardcore in their cars
movies/books that make me think really hard about my life
people who feed my curiosity (this might go along with the teaching one)
phone calls from someone I haven’t talked to in a while
the comfort my dog brings me
scrabble games
realizing that i enjoy time alone
my parents still being crazy in love
long, warm hugs
my wicked old sweatpants
people who go out of their way to do nice things for other people
the man who gives me butterflies