Sunday, November 20, 2011

Alright, so clearly I'm very bad at this but here is 7 things I'm thankful for to make up for the past week!

I'm thankful for modern day methods of hygiene. Have you ever really thought about that? In the 18th century they used to wear wigs because they showered so infrequently that their hair fell out. People used to get married in June and hold a bouquet of flowers because that was right after their like yearly bath and that's when they smelled best. During the pioneer times people used to have real dirt floors. Things we have today like showers, dish washers, vacuums, and disinfectant just make the world so much cleaner. While it's still important I think every once and a while to roll around in the dirt (some people today are just too clean), it's nice to know that a warm showing is available at home.  

On similar note I'm thankful for medical advancements. Back in the day people used to die from stuff as simple as diarrhea or the flu and now these are just minor inconveniences. We have vaccines that help to prevent previously crippling diseases ( literally if you're talking about polio) and the medical knowledge and skill to transplant organs, transfuse blood, and even though there is a lot of controversy over stem cell research, the very fact that is can be done is amazing.

Even similarly, I'm thankful for my good health. I usually don't appreciate it until I'm sick, but I've come to realize that I've got a pretty awesome immune system, or at least pretty good one. I hardly ever get sick and when I do it usually isn't for very long. I've also never had an big health problems. I've never had to go to the hospital for myself and I've rarely ever even had to go to the doctor. I've been pretty blessed health wise and I usually don't acknowledge it as much as I should.

I'm glad for all of the different types of medial available today. I know a lot of people dis on the media, but I love it. Sure, there is a lot of nonsense out there and if you aren't paying attention you'll find junk, but there is so much great stuff out there too. I love discovering a good show and just having a marathon of it. Sure, they're hard to find, but that just makes it all the better when you do. I love when you find an ad that is just fantastic and you want to watch it over and over again. When you feel an ad manipulating you and you enjoy it you know it's good. I guess that sounds kind of weird but whatever.

I'm thankful for all of my crazy friends. I'm pretty sure that they're all a little bit off of their rockers, but you know what they say, "birds of a feather flock together". So clearly, they all hang out with each other because they're all crazy and I'm the sane one that keeps them from going off the deep end. I really am thankful for all of them though and all of the great things we've done together. From the creation of "Margret the tissue," to running around as 6th graders giggling "I do" at each other, to aimlessly wandering around in the snow every year, to starting a revolution, to secret sister pineapples, to secret cookie missions, to starting a band called "$5 richer", to 2 am trips to Denny's, I've had my fair share of adventures. I'm glad that I could have met all of  you and I'm glad that we get to keep on having wacky adventures. You all are the best associates anyone could ever ask for!

I'm thankful for a good sense of humor and other people who have one. At least I feel like I have a good sense of humor. Humor is a weird thing, it's kind of hard to explain but so essential! Can you imagine how bleak and boring this world would be without humor.  I'm also thankful for my strange and somewhat skewed sense of humor. Not everyone can see the fun in watching the My Little Pony movie with friends and assigning each friend a pony and relating the movie to Communism, but I do. Actually, now that I think about it, is assigning characters in books/movies/ tv shows etc. a regular thing to do? I feel like it isn't but I've been doing it since I think Countdown in the 6th grade. Hmm... I think I'm going to blame Katy for that one.

And last and probably least, I'm thankful for dishwashers. It took not having one to truly appreciated how rad they are. I mean sure you can get dishes clean without them but it takes more work and I feel like they aren't really quite as clean as they could be. So dishwashers, you are fantastic, never change. Unless of course you are changing into a machine that can wash dishes even more epictastically.

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