What I’m Thankful For

I thought I’d pop this post up whilst I work on a few others that will be coming out over the next few weeks. Also, Christmas is coming up so I’m excited to think up ideas for Blogmas! Although we don’t celebrate Thanksgiving in the UK, I thought it’d be good to take a moment to write about what I’m thankful for. ?


I’ve always believed you are who you are because of your surroundings, what you consume via television, film, books or various other media, your upbringing and family, and most importantly your friends. I am so thankful for the friends that I have in my life who have unabashedly supported me in everything that I’ve done and said I will eventually do.

And to Mutay, my biggest cheerleader, I love you wholeheartedly.


I sometimes feel I take my family for granted but I’m lucky to have the family I have. We’ve had our ups and downs but I am thankful for all the love and support I have received.

Being alive

A bit of an obvious one, but yes, I am thankful to be alive. I have days where I wake up and sometimes I need a little reminding why my life is okay and that is actually going to okay – those reminders are everything. My health hasn’t been the greatest, but I’m here breathing so I thank my lucky stars and whichever guardian angel is watching over me. (And probably thinking, oooh she’s a hot mess)

The ability to travel

A big one! I’m thankful to my mother for taking me on many holidays when my sister and I were younger; instilling in me my travel bug and opening my eyes to new cultures and food. I’ve been blessed to visit 18 countries, so far, so here’s to more in the New Year!


I am thankful for books having the ability to transport me to a different world where I can escape from the real world for a couple of hours/days/months. Where I can explore new characters, new worlds and follow various, crazy plotlines and expand my own horizon.

My blog

I am thankful to this little patch on the Internet for giving me an outlet. I would never have imagined I’d be blogging for this long but here we are. There have been many bumps in the road, but I’m hopeful that from now and in the future I’ll be coming up with so much more content. Bigger and better, right?

What are you thankful for?

Chynna has been creating blog posts since 2009. I hope you enjoyed this post! Please feel free to leave a comment below, I love hearing from you all ?


  • Claudine

    Aww this is so nice! 🙂 I think that practicing gratefulness and thinking of all the blessings you have is a great way to stay positive and optimistic. I love your list! I agree that the people we surround ourselves with contribute a lot to what we become – and it’s fantastic that you are surrounded with amazing friends and family. <3

    • Chynna

      Thank you, Claudine! I definitely agree – I always feel a lot better when I think of the positive things in my life, especially if I’m having a bad day. I force myself to shoo away the negative things and focus on the good things 🙂

  • Kirsten

    I love the idea of writing what you’re thankful for. I should give that a try sometime, not just for thanksgiving but just what your thankful for in everyday life! You have a great list 🙂

  • Kassy

    An excellent list of things you are thankful for. It’s important to take a moment and look at the positives that are in your life and appreciate them.

    I am thankful for the beautiful family and friends I have in my life, who support and inspire me.

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