Top Ten Things I’m Thankful For: 2020 Edition

Posted November 23, 2020 by Jana in Top Ten Tuesday / 24 Comments

Welcome to another TTT! This week is Thanksgiving in the USA, so I thought a thankful freebie would be fun. This year has been HARD. So, so hard on so many people. We’ve all been stretched and challenged in ways we didn’t expect would ever happen: quarantine, canceled trips and events, isolation from family and friends, health challenges, loss of life or quality of life, loss of jobs, fear of all kinds, unkindness, hatred, etc. This year has been a LOT. So I thought it would be therapeutic to set all that aside for a few minutes and reflect on what’s gone right for me and what I’m thankful for.

1. I am thankful for my mom and my sister. They are my biggest cheerleaders, my confidants, and my best friends. My mom and I laugh together, cry together, and are pretty much the same person. She also takes care of me and is always looking out for what I need.

2. I am thankful that I get to live in such a beautiful place!

3. I am thankful for all the awesome travel experiences I’ve had throughout my life. I’m sad I didn’t get to go on my big exciting trip this year, but I will get to someday. Instead, I’ve reflected on what travel has done for me. Through traveling, I have learned so much about myself, what I am capable of, and how lucky I am. I’ve also learned a lot about culture, language, and what an awesome world we live in.

4. I am thankful for animals, whether they are mine, a friend’s, or a stranger’s on Instagram. They never cease to make me smile.

5. I am thankful for books. I love reading and escaping to new worlds and meet new people. Romances have saved me during this pandemic because they remind me of what life will be like again someday.

6. I am thankful for the new and/or stronger friendships I’ve made this year. I found a really nice group of people who have lifted me up and supported me and I love them for it. We’ve had lots of zoom visits and book discussions and have shared all kinds of life things with each other. It’s so refreshing to have this!

7. I’m thankful for my education.

8. I’m thankful for music, and the ability I have to connect with it on such a deep level.

9. I’m thankful for my talents of creativity and singing.

10. I’m thankful for my Heavenly Father.

What are you thankful for this year?

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24 responses to “Top Ten Things I’m Thankful For: 2020 Edition

  1. Hi there Jana! I loved doing this week’s post. I agree, we need to just stand back a bit and reflect and realize that we really still have a lot to be thankful for.

    Even though we don’t celebrate Thanksgiving here in South Africa, I think this year it is a necessity for the whole world.

    Have a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving.

    Elza is thankful for

    PS: I don’t find the link-up this week, if I’m just tired and confused today – please will you be so kind to add it for me?

  2. One good thing to have come out of COVID is that it’s made people more grateful for the small things that we used to take for granted – seeing smiling faces without masks, being able to gather without fear, being able to easily find everything you need at the grocery store, etc. I’m thankful for COVID for that reason, if nothing else!

    Happy TTT and Happy Thanksgiving!


  3. I went with a Freebie–stuff I like/do not like at Thanksgiving dinner, good and bad memories, favorite Thanksgiving shows. I have so much to be grateful for but this was more my style.

    • Jana

      Sure! I can either edit your entry (if you want me to do this, please tell me which number in the linky I need to fix and what you’d like me to put instead) or you can just resubmit your link and name and I can delete your old one (again, I’ll need the number of your link). :)

  4. Marilyn

    i am thankful for my family,friends and helpful neighbors. I am I am thankful for my books and music . I am thankful for living in America and my Catholic upbringing. have a Blessed and Happy Thanksgiving.
    Marilyn and Family