What five things I am thankful for this Christmas/Holiday Season (2017 Edition)

Hello, everybody! It’s almost Christmas and even though things in my health life aren’t exactly great, everything else has been! Here I will list five things I am thankful for this Christmas/Holiday season! πŸ™‚

Money for Presents

Isn’t this is what Christmas is all about instead of only spending time with family and friends and eating lots of yummy food? It’s the presents you get! I am so thankful this year that I was able to afford all of my giftsΒ to everyone in my family! πŸ™‚ Everyone is accounted for and not forgotten! I even had the money this year to do fancy photo cards for only $14.99 at Costco! I hope to be able to do photo cards next year as well. πŸ™‚ But I had money to get everything I needed for Christmas, plus I could afford a few extra things I needed and a few wants on the side. So I am very thankful that I got my Christmas list done this year for everyone on it!

My Medication

Oh my gosh, everybody. THIS RIGHT HERE is so important! Without my medication, I would probably be in an insane asylum somewhere because I would not be able to control the side affects of my mental illness. Who knows what would happen to me without my medication? : ( So I am thankful this year for my health insurance, Medicare, for taking care of my prescription costs for my meds. I always am. : ) Not meaning to get too much into politics, but I always loved Bernie Sander’s ‘Medicare for All’ idea. I believe everyone deserves Universal Healthcare and not having to worry about if they will be able to afford their own medication(s) for the month or not. Or not having to worry about big hospital bills. Things like that. So I am also thankful for my medication this month! πŸ™‚

A Warm Bed

Lately, my bed has been extra cozy on these cold winter nights. I am always saying to myself when I am snuggled in my warm bed, “Man, I love my warm bed!” And I do! It’s always so cozy and relaxing to settle down in for the night since I have like four blankets over me, haha. I also use it to read on and play my Nintendo DS on. Haven’t played my 2DS for a while now, but when I do, my bed never lets me down! So I am very thankful for my warm bed! πŸ™‚

Healthy Food

THIIIIIISSS. I am also VERY THANKFUL to be able to afford healthy food throughout the month. Eating healthy makes me feel good and doesn’t make me feel awful whenever I indulge in too much crappy food. I am also very thankful to be able to afford it since I was dieting a little while ago and it always helps to be able to afford good diet food for your diet. A lot of Americans can’t afford good food in the United States or some people even live in places called “food deserts” where no healthy food exists, so I’m also thankful for our local grocery stores and especially the Frugalpants Grocery Store, Winco, as well. Winco is a discount grocery store that sells cheap groceries that are even lower than Wal-Mart prices sometimes. Aldi and Lidl it ain’t, but it’sΒ better than nothing. It’s also the most popular grocery store in our town. πŸ™‚


And do you, my wonderful readers, know who makes all of this stuff for me to be thankful for possible? It is my mother, LOCMom! Without her having a warm house for me to live in or her taking me everywhere where I need to go in her car, I would probably not be very far in life or be living very differently. So I thank her from the bottom of my heart for all that she does for me. ❀ πŸ™‚


Annnnd I think that is it for this list! Of course, I am thankful for my iMac, our electricity, having warm water, a house to live in, etc., but I just wanted to do a small list of things I have been thinking about a lot lately. πŸ™‚

And to all of my wonderful wonderful readers who have always supported me from the very beginning or have just started reading, and also visitors who are reading this blog post right now, I wish all of you a beautiful holiday anda Merry Christmas! Make lots of memories and snarf down some good food! And don’t be too careful around the desserts! They want to be eaten. πŸ˜› They told me that themselves, so it most be true! πŸ˜›

What are you thankful for this holiday season?

11 thoughts on “What five things I am thankful for this Christmas/Holiday Season (2017 Edition)

  1. Nice post! It’s always good to remember what we’re grateful for. I’m grateful for my family, our relatively good health, my jobs, the fact that our basic needs are taken care of, my older son’s super first semester in college, the good books on my nightstand that are begging to be read during winter vacation … it’s a great mood lifter! Happy Holidays to you and your family, and thanks for your blog. I enjoy reading it!


  2. Aww, what a great list. I agree about universal healthcare. I’m thankful we can afford insurance (it ain’t cheap but thankfully we can afford it and many can’t!) And thanks for the tip about the desserts! They’re my fave.😁🍧🍦🍰🍭 Yum. Merry Christmas to you. I enjoy your blog.


  3. Great list – those are some good things to be thankful for. I am thankful for my husband and the rest of my family, a condo to live in, good food to eat, work I enjoy, and the natural surroundings of where I live. I feel very fortunate.

    I lived in a country in Europe with universal healthcare. I was very thankful for it, as my income was rather low when I lived there. The system was far from perfect: for example, there were long waitlists for important services and lots of bureaucracy to deal with. But it worked pretty well for most people. I’m not sure the same system would work in this country, because we are dealing with a very different political system and people have high expectations for health care. And universal health care works much better in a smaller country than a huge country like the U.S.


    1. Those are great things to be thankful for! I live around a nature backdrop as well, but I’m just not a very naturish person, haha. πŸ™‚

      But, I think if a big country like Canada can handle Universal Healthcare, a big country like the United States could handle it as well. πŸ™‚ Things we have to be tweaked, but I think we would get along just fine. πŸ™‚


      1. I meant smaller in terms of population size. Canada has 36 million people, and the US has 326 million people. In other words, the US has 9 times as many people as Canada does.


  4. Love your list! I am very thankful for my family! πŸŽ… πŸŽ„ I am also thankful I found your blog,it has inspired me to make some changes in the coming new year😊


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