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One Hundred Things I am Thankful for on Thanksgiving Day 2010

by Ilana Angel

November 25, 2010 | 9:35 am

I love Thanksgiving.  It’s a wonderful holiday with great food and time with family and friends but life is about more than just giving thanks on this one day.  I am blessed to have a little Thanksgiving in my life everyday.  I am thankful for so many things.

My son asked me what I was thankful for and I responded that he was on the top of my list.  He then asked if I was thankful for 50things.  I told him I was thankful for twice as much.  And so the dare was made.  Here are 100 things I am thankful for.

1.  My Wonderful Son
2.   Mom
3.   The Memory of My Dad
4.   Nieces and Nephews
5.   Friends
6.   Having a Job
7.   Keeping The Faith Blog
8.   Fiddles & Gopher, the Cats
9.   My Mom Coming For The Holidays
10. Health
11. My Loyal Readers
12. Red Wine
13. Air Conditioning
14. Gas Money
15. Warm Socks
16. 2 Ply Toilet Paper
17. My Son’s Laughter
18. Everything Mac
19. Chocolate
20. The Troops
21. My Home
22. Levis 501 Button Fly
23. Being a Grown Up
24. Fresh Fruit
25. Salt
26. Surviving Half My Child’s Teenage Years
27. Jokes
28. Central Heat
29. Reality Television
30. Celine Dion
31. Israel
32. Faith
33. Cashmere
34. Hope
35. Rain
36. Potato Chips
37. My Rabbi
38. Knowing I Will Find Love
39. Flowers
40. Margaritas
41. Trusting My Child
42. Massages
43. Manicures
44. Scoopable Cat Littler
45. Hand Sanitizer
46. Tea
47. Greek Yogurt
48. My Hiking Group
49. Parker, The Human Dog
50. Ugg Boots
51. Being Organized
52. Spanks
53. Vegetarianism
54. Cotton Sheets
55. Perfume
56. Nail Files
57. Towels
58. A Great Hair Day
59. Hugs
60. A Great Kiss
61. Bargains
62. Babies
63. Sunshine
64. My Sense of Humor
65. Hedgehogs
66. A Mended Heart
67. Gratitude
68. Canada
69. Facebook
70. Farmville
71. Candied Yams
72. George Clooney
73. Sex
74. The Dream of Sex With George Clooney
75. A Great Date
76. Surviving a Bad Date
77. Shortbread Cookies
78. My Mom’s Cooking
79. My Son Saying He Loves Me
80. Yoga
81. Glee
82. The Ocean
83. Photographs
84. My Son’s High School
85. Movies
86. Books
87. Wishes
88. Dancing
89. Yesterday
90. Today
91. Tomorrow
92.  The Beatles on iTunes
93. The Perfect Little Black Dress
94. A Day Off
95. Sleeping
96. Travel
97. Avocados
98. Conquering My Fears
99. Keeping A Secret
100. Making It Too 100 Without Even Trying

I hope you have a happy and healthy holiday, and I am sending you all my very best wishes.  A special shout out of love and support to all the troops.  Happy Thanksgiving everyone.  Be happy, be thankful, be safe, remember to appreciate your blessings and keep the faith.

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Ilana Angel writes two blogs for JewishJournal.com. KEEPING THE FAITH is about her worldview as a single Jewish mother, and KEEPING IT REAL is all about reality television....

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