In no particular order…..
My parents for giving birth to me, and my grandparents for giving birth to my parents so they could give birth to me.
The local utility companies that provide me with electricity, gas, water and comfort.
My refrigerator for keeping our food cold until I need it, my washer and dryer for cleaning and drying our clothes, my stove for allowing me to cook our food, my furnace for keeping us warm, my air-conditioner for keeping us cool, my microwave for making leftovers edible, leftovers for……well………just being there so I can enjoy them later.
My computer for entertainment and for everything from allowing me to keep in touch with friends to making new ones.
BOOKS, BOOKS, and BOOKS! And the ability to read and the teachers thoughout my life that taught me to do so.
Sugar Cookie candles.
Campfires and the wood that makes them possible.
Books, Books and books.
My job and my employer.
My comfortable bed and blankets, pillows and sheets.
My toilet and how it flushes away everything…..(imagine how it would be if it didn’t flush and *everything* just sat there in the bowl).
The pets that share my home and have enriched my children’s lifes…and mine.
The food I have in my home…..when so many around the world would give anything to have just a 1/100th of what is in my pantry.
My health, the health of my children, and the access to an ambulance and a nearby hospital if our health takes a dive.
A fire station just one block away if my home catches on fire.
Living in America.
This is it for now……I’m sure I will think of more later………stay tuned.