It’s easy to take for granted things we can access or see any time. Every so often, we take a step back to recognize and appreciate our surroundings.
Thanksgiving is a great time to do that. We celebrate our abundance and give to those who may not have so much.
While traveling, there were several things that I missed and looked for in stores, but the items weren’t available (most of that list includes food). Others I didn’t realized I missed until I returned home. I then started composing a list of all the things I appreciated about home in my head, and in no time, it grew to a sizable catalog. So, in no particular order, here are 35 things I appreciate about America:
- Four seasons.
- A safe food supply.
- The National FFA Organization.
- Low food prices compared to income.
- Cinnamon rolls.
- Low fuel prices.
- Listing month before day in dates.
- Countdowns to Christmas.
- Good customer service.
- The National Park System.
- Candy corn.
- Our military.
- Creative commercials.
- The creativity showcased in music and film.
- The agriculture community.
- The United States Postal Service: “Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers….”
- March Madness.
- The land-grant university system.
- The opportunity to live far away from the ocean.
- State Fairs.
- The Interstate highway system.
- Pretty much anything can be ordered and received through the mail at a reasonable cost.
- Little Debbie snacks.
- Marching bands.
- Warm houses.
- Lots of cool accents.
- The ability to see a lot without leaving the country.
- No class system with set rules that dictate how to talk to another person.
- Only four types of coins regularly in use, and our base is a bill.
- Huge New Year’s Eve celebrations across the country with family get-togethers.