There's always plenty to be thankful for.
There's the obvious ones like family, heat in the house, the house, and food, but the ones I'm most thankful for are the things others would overlook...
1) Having enough mixed-family you want to be around.
2) Our ability to all talk at once, loudly, and still know what's going on.
3) The stain on the table cloth that your nephew made during dinner but then you spit out your tea on said stain when someone told a funny story about you and now, according to 6 /o law, the stain is your fault.
4) Your mother making a pumpkin souffle which doesn't rise so your SIL renames it pudding and you all eat it anyway. (It was good.)
6) Talk of trimming the Christmas tree that night. (We're spastic, I know.)
7) Talk of the Christmas Cookies we'll be baking Saturday with all 6 grandchildren, ages ranging from 16 to 4. The BF is bringing the camera, my dad's bringing the wine and my 92 y/o grandma will be directing. Should be a party.
8) That my BFF will be traveling from Buffalo with her longtime boyfriend so he can meet the family for the first time this weekend. He'll never be the same.
And most especially:
The realization that the important things in life don't involve money or things.