Top Ten Things I’m Thankful For This Year

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Top Ten Tuesday is a fun weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is Thanksgiving freebie — tell us what you are thankful for! Books you are thankful for!, etc.

Looking at my list, I think the unifying theme here, aside from the obvious thankfulness, is that the people and things on this list also just bring me great comfort and happiness.

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Top Ten Things I’m Thankful For This Year


1. My Family


Sometimes I want to hide from them for a few days so that I can read in peace, but I honestly don’t know where I would be without these guys.

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2. My Friends


I seriously could not ask for a better group of friends.  We’ve been best friends for nearly 10 years now and I just can’t imagine my life without them.  They’re the most epic travel companions ever too. I wouldn’t have traveled to half the places I’ve been in the world if not for them pushing me out of my comfort zone.

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3. Ninja


I hadn’t planned on getting another pet after my dog passed away last year, but this little guy turned up on our doorstep one day and has been my constant companion ever since.  He especially likes to come and sit on top of my books while I’m trying to read them.  If I had known he would do that, I probably would have named him Bookmark instead of Ninja.

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4. Books

book haul

You knew these guys had to make the list.  On the list of inanimate objects that I’m thankful for, books definitely score the number one spot. They bring me joy, help me to escape reality for a while, and of course, my love of books is what made me start this blog and start interacting with the bookish community, so I’m especially thankful for them (and for you guys!)

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5. Disney Movies


I’m definitely one of those people who thinks you’re never too old for Disney movies.   The stories are timeless, so it has brought me so much joy to watch the same movies I watched as a child with him and to see him enjoy them as much as I did (and still do).  Disney movies are guaranteed to make me laugh, make me cry, and because I’ve loved them all my life, seeing any of the old Disney movies like The Fox and The Hound, just makes me feel so nostalgic.  Whoever came up with the phrase “The Magical World of Disney” really hit the nail on the head.

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6. Feel Good Sitcoms like The Golden Girls and Friends



I think shows that can make me laugh are more important than ever, and so I’m thankful for classics like these. You’re guaranteed to forget your troubles while watching them.


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7. Comfort Food


I don’t think this needs any further explanation, haha!

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8. Coffee!



I’m thankful for coffee, not just because I love it, but also because I don’t think I’d be a functioning human being with the caffeine jolt.


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9. Music


I’m thankful for music because of the fact that no matter what I’m feeling, what kind of mood I’m in, there’s a song out there that fits it.

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10. Libraries and Bookstores



Bookstores and libraries are the ultimate escape for me.  I love to just wander and peruse the shelves and see other readers doing the same.  There’s something very calming about it for me.


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Question:  What are you thankful for this year?  Happy Thanksgiving to all who are celebrating!!


18 replies
  1. Lindsey @ Lindsey Reads
    Lindsey @ Lindsey Reads says:

    Oh, I love your list! Family and friends are both so incredibly important. And of course books, I will always be thankful for books and this lovely community 🙂 I also love how you added Disney movies, feel good sitcoms and comfort food to the list – I agree so much and am so thankful that those things exist 😉

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      Thanks! Glad to know someone else is as thankful for many of the same things I am. All of them definitely make my life better in so many ways 🙂

  2. Di @ Book Reviews by Di
    Di @ Book Reviews by Di says:

    What a lovely list of things to be thankful for <3 I love that family and friends are right at the top too! I am also nodding along a lot with all the rest, but thought I should specifically mention just how emphatically I agree with COFFEE! Definitely, let's all be thankful for COFFEE!!! 😉

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      YES! Coffee is literally the best. I love everything about it – the smell, the taste, the comfort of holding a steaming mug of it in my hands. Not that I’m addicted or anything 😉

  3. Greg
    Greg says:

    Bookstores are the best, I’m convinced they’re therapeutic ha ha. And music… same thing. Books and music are a pretty good combo. Love the pic of Ninja- have a cat that looks just like that! Nice list.

    Have a great Thanksgiving!

  4. Jordan
    Jordan says:

    I love your list! I couldn’t agree with everything you’ve said more. Your family is lovely and your cat is so adorable! And I have never thought about the fact that I should be more thankful for comfort – where would we be without it. :O Really great list. 🙂

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      It’s funny because before this year, I don’t think I really gave much thought to comfort, but I’ve just been so UGH ever since Election Day that I appreciate the things that bring me comfort more than ever before.

  5. Prabhleen
    Prabhleen says:

    I agree with your list so so much!! You have picked all the things that I am grateful for! It is true that I cannot live without even one of these. Great post😊

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