We are ending another amazing year and this Thanksgiving it dawned upon me just how "Thankful" we all should be this year. I realized that I have endless things to be thankful for and like many, I take these things for granted on a daily basis. Therefore, this year I decided to take a few minutes to think about what I am thankful for and essentially Thank The Universe for the multitude of blessings that I have shared in life!
We've all had that great day, awesome job, ridiculous car, or perfect date, but there are so many other “not so obvious” things that we should be REALLY thankful for such as the Earth's 23.44 degree axial tilt... without it, we would't have seasons to enjoy! Everyday I find countless examples of things to be thankful for and I'm going to jot down a few for fun here in no particular order (mainly for myself but anyone who's really bored can read these as well :)
I am genuinely thankful for Oceans (but not sharks, I saw a Great White attack a sea lion near my favorite surf spot last month), IoT, Consciousness, Wheat Grass, Smiles, Programmable Matter, Mom, Tesla, Hubble Space Telescope, Android, Plasmons, Lasers, Organic Farming, Good Genetics, Deep Learning, Surfing, Japanese Sake (and everything else Japanese), Solar Power, Machine Learning, 420, Dalai Lama, Disruption, Neural-Nets, Flowers, Carbon Nanotubes, Surfboards, Devialet, Clean Water, Close Friends, Bassnectar, Freedom, NanoPhotonics, Swimming Pools (from natural hot springs), Blockchain, Nature, Supercomputers, Deap Vally, Cyber Security, The Bill of Rights, Samsung, Remote Islands, Cryptography, Avocados, Power Ledger, Sailing, Brazilian Women, Banzai Pipeline, Julian Assange, Prada, GreenTek, Ice Cream, My Profession, Smart Data, Sunglasses, Coconut Water, Elon Musk, Organic Solar Cells, Angular, Sushi, Rainbows, Nuclear Fusion, Ketamine, Twitter, RRAM, Acoustic Tractor Beams, Google, Xiaomi Mi, Sunscreen, Clear Thoughts, Boss, Maschine Studio, Noosa, Awake Women, Internet (minus Facebook), California, SuperYachts, Organic Flash Memory, Elysium Basis, Russian Collusion, Chi, Nano Batteries, Sky Diving, Wikileaks, Powerwalls, 3D Audio, Quantum Computing, Space Force, Smart Phones, Winning, Ripple, Good Health, Smart Cities, Coral Reefs, Rockets, Hefeweizen, Jasper Apartments, JPL, E.C.C.O., Freedom of Speech, Cheese, Stellar Lumens, Comfy Shoes, JBL Earbuds, Innovation, Joi, Polaroid, World Travel, Parachutes, Starck, Wallpaper Mag, French Women, Walkable SF, NonFloride Toothpaste, Alone Time, Color Blue, Alaskan Klee Kais, FM-2030, Space X, and Sunshine.
This is what I am thankful for this year and these are the things that make me happy and complete. I hope that I have reminded you of the things that you should be thankful for, because the second you start taking those things for granted is when they will start slipping through your fingers...