About the Little Things – A Super Silly (Yet Highly Meaningful) Gratitude List #ThanksGLiving

If you have been following the eAmbassdors for a while you may know that have a hashtag blogging challenge every month. This month we are putting an emphasis on gratitude with #ThanksGLiving. Be sure to check out the rest of the team’s posts by using the hashtag.

P.S If you want to read my thank you letter to Glendon, be sure to check out last year’s post right here 

This story starts at the same place as all great contemporary tales.

Instagram

So at some point this weekend I found myself, as one does, aimlessly scrolling and tapping (and comparing), when suddenly I come across my friend (and former eAmbassador) Jasmin’s Insta story.

Those of you who know Jasmin, know, she is just a complete and utter ray of sunshine who is constantly preaching the importance of gratitude and positivity. And so in a totally “on-brand” move, she asked her followers “What small/seemingly silly things save your life on the regular?” 

As the answers rolled in, I began to think about this question myself and started to compile a list of all the little things in life that I often see as insignificant but consistently make me oh so stupidly happy. 

Now before I share this list with you, I am prefacing it by saying I truly went the “small and silly” route when picking these things. Nothing on this list is groundbreaking or life changing. Some of the items can be seen as shallow or materialistic, but I tried myself not to filter or judge myself when writing this list. Nothing is too “irrelevant” for gratitude.  If it is something that brings me joy, then it is something of value. 

So without further ado here is my

Super Silly (Yet Highly Meaningful) Gratitude List 
  1. London Fog tea lattes
  2. A Fresh manicure
  3. Really nice coloured pens
  4. Throw pillows
  5. Freshly clean bed sheets
  6. Floral patterned anything
  7. The feeling of accomplishment that comes with putting together a really cute outfit
  8. Alex and Ani bracelets
  9. Statment necklaces
  10. Bold lipsticks
  11. Under eye cream
  12. Macaroni and Cheese
  13. A glass of really good white wine after a particularly difficult week
  14. Cute notebooks
  15. Inspirational quotes that can be turned into phone backgrounds
  16. The playlist radio feature on Spotify
  17. Warm chocolate chip cookies
  18. My one pair of jeans that I actually feel really good in
  19. My electric kettle
  20. New shows/episodes to watch on Netflix
  21. UberEats (and also just Uber in general)
  22. Going out for dinner with people who want to split appetizers AND dessert 
  23. Laughing fits with friends
  24. Sea salt spray
  25. Jazz music
  26. Trashy reality TV shows
  27. Anytime I avoid rush hour traffic
  28. Samples of cool new products that I end up really loving and re-purchasing 
  29. Giving and receiving “just because” gifts
  30. Personality quizzes

I could keep on going, but I feel like this is a good place to stop for now (but maybe I do a part two?).

I’ve said it before and I will say it again, I find October to be one of the hardest months as a student. The allure of the fresh new school year is has faded away, midterms are looming, and the sweet release of Winter Break seems oh so far away. It’s easy to get caught up in the “blah” of it all, so I want to thank Jasmin for reminding to honour all the freaking amazing little things this world has to offer (and right in time for Thanksgiving – how à propos). 

What are some of the incredibly silly things in your life that keep you smiling? I would love to know so please share in the comments. 

Happy Thanksgiving! 

À la prochaine,

Rebecca

Twitter: @RebeccaKGL

Instagram: @RebeccaKazdan

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Photo by gabrielle cole on Unsplash

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