After calling New York City home for a decade, more than ever I realize all that I have to be thankful for. Sure, I, like most anyone, am guilty of taking all the good things in my life for granted at times. But the tragic day-to-day events happening around the globe (and right here at home in NYC), are the greatest reality check. This year, I am feeling especially grateful so I created a New York-centric gratitude list. I believe NYC is a place that gives so many people so much. (More on this in a minute).
As we begin Thanksgiving week and the holiday season, I’m inclined to make a list of all those personal things that I’m thankful for too:
My husband, Mike.
My family and friends.
My dog, Bogey and my cat, Mimi.
My cozy apartment on the Upper West Side, between two of the cities most brilliant parks – Riverside Park and Central Park.
My repaired laptop! (After a water spill, I was lucky to have to replace only the keyboard.)
My new black waterproof booties that I got for a deal. They are so comfy – I’ve walked miles in them already.
The many opportunities that this blog has given me and continues to give.
The trips I’ve taken in 2017 – Guanacaste, Costa Rica; Scottsdale, Tucson, and Phoenix; Cork, Ireland; Zurich, Bern, and Gstaad, Switzerland; Western Austria including Salzburg, Innsbruck, and the Bregenzerwald. And recent weekend excursions to Pennsylvania, Washington D.C., and Atlanta to connect with family and friends.
And of course, the chance to live in my favorite city in the world – a city that provides joy and inspiration to thousands if not millions every single day. From a vibrant culture scene to an intermixture of passionate people to the endless opportunities that await, NYC gives me more things to appreciate than I can count.
For my full ‘New York Gratitude List’ (maybe some things that you’re thankful for match mine!), check out my latest article on the Cubesmart city blog.
What are you most thankful for this Thanksgiving? Have you ever made a gratitude list?
This article is part of a partnership with CubeSmart, a self-storage and logistics company with locations in the NYC area.
Also, I ate an early Thanksgiving dinner this year at Maison Pickle, and it was yummy.