10. Of course, there are some little things in life that we're all thankful for. They're not big or all-encompassing, but life is the combination of all the little things anyway, right? That said, I'm thankful for the lovely coffee company of Starbucks. Not only do the smells of coffee and baked goods just make me happy when I walk in, but the small cafes are the perfect environment to write in. The hustle and bustle of people getting things done is so inspiring to me. Some of my best posts were written in my local Starbs.
9. Again, I'm still focuses on small things, so Gossip Girl comes in at number 9 on my list. I absolutely fell in love with the characters and plot of this series, and even though it's such a small little piece of pop culture, I'm thankful for its existence. I think the show exhibits exactly what we teenagers go through (on a crazy and over-dramatized scale of course). We've all met a Blair, Chuck, Serena, Dan, Nate, or Jenny in our lives. We've fell in love, had a broken heart, and needed a friend. Gossip Girl is the perfect showcase of what it's like to be a teenager in this crazy world we live in.
8. Despite the fact that Susquehannock High School is not by any means my favorite place on this Earth, I'm very thankful for the time I've spent and the time I have left there. I'm lucky to spend time at a school where the teachers care about their students, we're all in a safe environment, and students are given almost endless opportunities. Sure, there are things I don't love about the place, but what teenager in this world endlessly loves attending high school every single day?
7. The things that we love drive us crazy mainly because we are so, so passionate about these said things. For me, this is dance. Dance has been my life since before I can remember. It's always been there, and though sometimes I think I hate it and want to throw in the towel, I can't imagine a day in my life where I couldn't say that I'm a dancer. One of the hardest days of my existence will be my last show at my childhood dance studio, but I know that the art will always be a part of who I am.
6. I feel like, again, this number on the countdown is cheesy (maybe literally), but I'm very thankful for really good food. I'm not talking about gross, greasy good food, but I'm thankful for an awesome fruit salad, or a really good steak. Not only is food just a lovely thing, but in case you haven't noticed, it effortlessly brings people together. I remember cooking with my grandma and mom really young, and those are important memories to me.
5. Though I don't consider myself a hopeless romantic (quite the opposite actually), I'm very thankful for a good romance film every now and then. Granted, I'm a big fan of movies period, but surprisingly, I love Nicholas Sparks books to movies. Of course, I realize how unrealistic and corny these plot-lines are, but I feel like it's a nice escape into some alternate universe sometimes. For example, The Best of Me brought me to tears when I recently saw it in theatres.
4. Since I was little, I've been completely fascinated by the Great White Way... Broadway. The immense and kind of unknown talent that simply waltzes across the street is shocking. Plus, sitting in a Broadway theatre is possibly one of the best experiences one can have on the face of this Earth. The passion and magic in the air is unmatched by even Disneyworld, and that's saying something coming from me.
3. On the same note (haha, pun you'll get in a second) as Broadway, I'm also very thankful for music. I feel like music is a form of therapy in this day and age. There's a song for any day you might be having, there's a song for that. One of my favorite things to do since I've gotten my license is jam out in my car to whatever song fits the type of day I'm having. Lyrics can be your best friend in some situations. We've all been there.
2. Of course, on holidays such as today, we need to be thankful for the people that get us through the little and big things in life. I have no idea where I would be right now without my best friends, and I hope that I'm that important to them. We all impact people in our lives, and I think it's important to take a moment to think about who has impacted you... for better or for worse. Maybe you're thankful for someone who wasn't always nice to you because he or she made you stronger.
1. The number one thing that I'm thankful for is my parents. Sure, as a teenager, I don't always realize how thankful I am for them, but let's be honest here, my life would be completely different without them. My mom convinced me to start this blog, so I definitely wouldn't be writing in this moment. Also, I probably wouldn't have started dancing. Point is that I am a proud daughter of my parents through thick and thin.
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