People always ask why bad things happen, which is a really troublesome question to answer if one doesn't believe in a higher power and mysterious ways. Politics aside, the best answer I've heard is that terrible things happen in order to give us perspective. To what degree would we recognize how fkn amazing we have it right now if we didn't appreciate that it could be ripped away from us in a split second?
Right this minute, I'm grateful for a roof over my head, food in my belly, and people in my life who love me. My house isn't fancy, but it's safe and doesn't let in the elements. The food isn't always tasty (have I mentioned I suck at cooking?), but it's nutritious and satiating. My loved ones are far from perfect (QUIT ASKING ABOUT MY EYE FFS), but they mean well, love me, and frequently make me smile.
What are you thankful for?