World Gratitude Day is September 21--what are you grateful for?

It's not Thanksgiving, but it sure does sound like another opportunity to give thanks. The holiday started in 1965 when it was decided that there should be a day dedicated to formally communicate what people were grateful for in their daily lives. The idea is that remembering everything we have will make us happier people all around. It's a good habit to get into, if nothing else.

Despite the crazy times we live in, there's still plenty of little things to appreciate. We can be thankful for the ability to stay connected with loved ones, for all the art and music we have to look at and listen to, or simply having a warm, dry place to go back to at the end of the day. I'm grateful for lots of things: my roommates, my best friend from high school, my mom, my ability to study what I'm passionate about...Oreo sandwich cookies....

It's important to remember what we have and not take it for granted, and this fall day seems like the perfect time to reflect on that.

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