((This might make a good stickied topic.)) Yesterday night I had my pen poised over a fresh page in my writing book, ready to come up with a new chapter of my latest fictional work. After staring at the wall for a while I wrote the words "Thank you for..." at the top of the page. I'm not sure why I wrote it or who 'you' was but after a few more moments I began writing down things I was grateful for. Some things were small. Some were larger. Most of them were things that are often taken for granted. After I'd filled three A5 pages with things, I decided I would like to make it a regular thing that I would do. It was a chance to thank life for the things it's given me. I thought I'd share the idea with all of you and if you want, you can post things you are thankful for. Here's how! 1) Open a post and write the words "Thank you for..." at the top. 2) List as many things as you want; recent, old, long, short, small scale or big scale. 3) Submit your post! Here is the list of things that I thought up yesterday night: Thank you for... Glimmers of hope. Sunshine that breaks through the clouds on overcast days. People who love and care for you. The kindness of strangers. Conversation - even the ones nobody remembers. Moments of complete silence, no matter how short or infrequent. Art. Taste - Even the bad ones. The ripples in puddles when it rains. Bad days that make you cherish the good ones. Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow. Ideas and the wisdom not to carry out the bad ones. Individuality. Specks of dust that glint in the light. Variety. Similarity. Happiness. Sadness. Little surprises. Big surprises. Memories. People that make you feel safe. The need to get better at things. Music. Lasting impressions. Random events that lead to something amazing. Being shy. Being confident. Being trusted and trusting others. When the wind blows over grass and it looks like its rippling. Life. Choice. Rewards and consequences. The beginning of the end, so we get a warning. Things we will never understand. Things that are easy to understand. Not having to 'go it alone'. Having the option to be alone. Sharing. Faith. A common goal. Mistakes. Pain. Change.