Things I Realize I’m Thankful For When I’ve Been Drinking

A Drunken List of What I'm Thankful For

I just drank a bunch of wine and realized that it’s 7:32 and I didn’t write down everything I’m thankful for this Thanksgiving long weekend. Yesterday I spent an hour writing a post about something I’m not thankful for, and I realize that focusing on that kind of negativity is a real downer. So while I had to get all that misery off my chest so I can move on with my life, it’s not the way I want to be.

You see, I choose to be happy. I choose to be optimistic and to look on the brighter side of life and always expect that things will go as I want them to, or the best possible outcome will come out of situation, or that people will act like I would hope they would. During my hour with my therapist this week we talked about my predilection for thinking things will be as I want them to be if I only wish it so.

He told me that I need to get real or I’ll keep being disappointed or hurt. I agree, in a way.

But yet I’m not sure if I’m completely willing to let go of my optimistic ways. I want to expect good things, even when experience tells me that it’s cloudy with a chance of meatballs. Because you see, even if it’s shitty, life is good. It is. I know it is. Even when I don’t want to get out of bed and I feel like everything is awful and nothing is going my way, when I get down with my happy I realize that I have a lot to be thankful for. Maybe less than some and more than others, but still enough to justify the sun rising every day.

For example, I’m thankful…

That I that I can fall asleep and stay asleep

That I woke up this morning

That I have incredible kids who are gorgeous and smart and driven and good people

That I have a husband who loves me and thinks I’m hot

That I have a husband who works hard to provide for his family

That I have a husband who puts up with my crap

That TV is so good

That I have incredible friends who love me even when I’m annoying

That I have the best business partner who is also my friend

That I have a passion for what I do

That I found a great cleaning lady, FINALLY

That I feel driven to OVERshare

That I have a sense of humor

That I found a web designer who returns emails

That movie popcorn tastes so good even when it makes me feel so bad

That I can write words

That I had the love of an amazing father

That I have 3 more fathers who’ve loved me as their own

That I have a mother who loves me even though we’re as different as yoga vs crossfit

That I have food to eat

That I have great hair

That there’s a cure for Graves Disease so I didn’t have a heart attack and die

That I have the strength to punch a boxing bag

That I have material possessions to make my life comfortable

That binge-watching TV was invented

That I have clean water

That most of the time I’m a good driver

That I know how to artfully apply makeup

That I have a nice house that’s mostly not falling apart

That my job affords me the opportunity to have things I couldn’t afford otherwise

That I live in Canada

That chocolate exists

That Adam Levine exists

That I get to do lots of cool things


That I have a pretty good sense of style

That I’m free to be Jewish without worry

That I can be a woman with a voice

That I can still fit into shorts I bought when I was 22

That my children find me amusing

That my dogs love me so much even when I ignore them

That there are many red wines under $15 to enjoy

That I can cook and create delicious things

That my daughter says I’m her best friend

That they invented good-looking jogger pants

That I had a manicure today

That you’re reading this!

That I have a good life.

(Keep coming back. I’m sure I’ll think of more).

PS I don’t even know if this makes sense. As I said, it’s been a hard week and I’ve had a wee tipple.




The TV shows: Nashville, Empire, Young and The Restless and 2 Broke Girls

Nude lipgloss



Purple anything

Winners (the store) and Winners (when it’s me)


Comfortable brassieres

Hotels without bed bugs


The internets

Walk-in closets



The mall


Potato mashers (multi-purpose)

Small appliances


My gel pillow from Costco


Black eyeliner

Bubble baths



Dirt (to grow vegetables)

Wine openers


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