The Things I’m Thankful For

I know, I know, Thanksgiving was yesterday. However, I was a bit preoccupied with the Thanksgiving activities to remember to upload (very, very sorry). So, here it is, a brief list of the things I’m thankful for.

  1. The three good Fs   Good friends, good family, and good food. I’m thankful to have a loving and supportive family. I’m thankful to have a few good friends that I hold dear, that I can turn to for help, and that give me the option to interact with other people without embarrassing myself. Finally, what would Thanksgiving be without good food. I’m grateful that I can fuel my body and enjoy it when I do.
  2. Shelter   I’m thankful that I have a roof over my head. I’m thankful that I have a place of refuge where I won’t freeze to death, where I will be mostly safe, and where I can find people I can rely on.
  3. My insanity   I am thankful that I think of more than what I live in, or what’s around me. I am thankful for the artistic insanity I possess that sets me apart from the herd.
  4. The world around me   It may not be the best of all possible worlds, or the most interesting of all worlds, but it’s the one that’s my home. I’m grateful for it, because as great and exciting as a fantasy world is, it is only in the world in which you were born where you can find true, cold, hard, happiness. Even when I write, it’s not in the situation of the characters that I’m happy, but in this world, creating this new reality and molding it into a story.
  5. Sherlock Holmes    Just, Sherlock Holmes
  6. Benedict Cumberbatch    His quirky, eccentric style will never cease to amaze and inspire me.
  7. Neil Gaiman    An author who’s works manage to be both fantastical, scary, and something else entirely.
  8. Roald Dahl    I may not agree with his politics, but his styles manage to be both childlike and macabre. His works, whether targeted at children or adults, never disappoint me.
  9. Stephen King    Another person who’s politics I don’t agree with, but whose work is nothing short of brilliant. It is always pleasant to find a horror story that actually scares me.
  10. My bed    Ha, ha, the teenager likes to sleep. Seriously though, there are few things more comforting that snuggling in your own warm bed, and succumbing to a deep, peaceful, slumber.
  11. The internet    Ha, ha, the Generation Z kid loves the internet. Though, the internet is more than your diary, or where you post selfies, or a porn buffet. None of these are how I see or use the internet. The internet is a useful source of information, a source of entertainment, a good way to do schoolwork, a method to communicate with those you know and love, and a place for artists like me to create, store, and share their work. It may be more than that, but those are how I use the internet, and why I am grateful for it.
  12. Free speech    I am free to express my opinions, thoughts, and feelings. That is something I am grateful for, and that I will defend at all costs.
  13. Free will and free thought   My freedoms, my property, and my abilities may be taken from me, but no matter what, my mind will always be unquestionably mine.

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