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5 Random Things to be Thankful For

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at UBC chapter.

Every Thanksgiving, I reflect on the things and people in my life that I am most thankful for. Overall, the list is long, filled with my supportive family, awesome friends, and classic blessings like good health and a roof over my head. I live a privileged life that I am ultimately grateful for. After giving thanks for all of the big things in my life, I decided to compile a list of random things to show gratitude towards. 

Without further adu, here are my 5 random things to be thankful for: 

1. White Wine 

My mom and I both agreed that white wine is something we are both thankful for. Having a bad day? Grab a glass of pinot. Taking a bath to relax? Throw in some chardonnay. Visiting with friends? Grab a bottle of sauvignon blanc. Really, there is no bad time for white wine. 

2. Netflix 

Where would we be without Netflix? Well, probably a lot more productive and social, but where’s the fun in that? I am thankful for the endless hours of binging potential, all commercial free and found in one app. If we’re being totally honest, I’m streaming it as I write this article. 

3. Dogs 

I still have no idea what humans did to deserve dogs, but I’m not going to question it. Loyal, adorable, and the perfect companion for your daily life. Dogs, and pets in general, add an unmatchable amount of happiness to our lives, and I feel truly blessed each time a dog graces me with their presence. 

4. Comfortable pajamas 

You know the kind – baggy, cozy, and as soft as a plush teddy bear. I live for the days that I can lounge around in my favourite set all day, enveloped in snuggly serenity. The only thing that would make them better is if it was socially acceptable to wear them in public. 

5. Homemade comfort food 

Thanksgiving is the perfect time to be thankful for the luxury of indulging in your favourite comfort foods. Creamy mashed potatoes, steaming gravy, coma inducing turkey…shall I go on? A more untraditional favourite of mine is homemade mac n’ cheese; my mouth is watering just thinking of it. When you’re living on your own, there is something seriously magical about being able to come home for thanksgiving to enjoy your mom or dad’s cooking. Honestly, I could write an entire article just about the different kinds of food I am thankful for. 

All in all, I have a lot to be thankful for. I hope that you are enjoying this holiday with family and friends and, even if you don’t celebrate Thanksgiving, I encourage you to take the time to think about all of the things, big and small, that make you thankful for the life you live. 


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Samantha is a third year UBC student majoring in Political Science. Samantha loves any kind of tea, drawing, reading, and traveling to new places. Her favourite thing to do is play with animals and write stories. One day, she hopes to have traveled to every continent.