the everyday

THANK GOD FOR JUNE: It is said that a grateful heart is a magnet for miracles. This year has been amazing. I’m thankful for big stuff, small stuff, standard stuff, personal stuff. I don’t know if I’ll post them all. I’m just going to go with it. I hope you read something that feels good.

I am thankful for everyday blessings. The small ones. The good ones. 

f7d1b79a-831d-4962-a856-a2ca7edd3eb3.jpgI am thankful for a full belly. I am thankful for running water. I am thankful for the ability to stay up and read at night. I am thankful for the turbo fan mode of a chilling A/C. I am grateful for closet all to myself, clothes that fit me, and the option to vary depending on moods, climates, and occasions.

I am thankful for the internet, for wi-fi. I am thankful for Apple accounts, private email, and access to Google. For freshly ironed white t-shirts. For dry, clean underwear.

A day at the salon. A sick day at work. A paid vacation. Free lunches, graduation parties, and birthday cakes. 

I am thankful for landlines, wireless, and smartphones. I am thankful for warm Downy scented towels. I’m thankful for streaming the news, an old show, or a new series. I am thankful for documentaries. I am thankful that rainy evenings bring comfort rather than concern. I am thankful for toothpaste; mint-flavored toothpaste. I am thankful for my room. My computer. A computer. 

I am thankful to choose whether I want breakfast, lunch, and dinner. I am happy I can take care of my grandmother. I am thankful I have a place to call home. I’m thankful for the opportunity to go to college. I’m grateful someone taught me how to read. I’m thankful my Mom was able to raise me. I am thankful my parents were loving. I am thankful for iced water on a hot day. For warm tea and a blanket on a chilly one. I am thankful my country is not at war. I am grateful I don’t have to worry about religious persecution. 

I am thankful that I could pursue my dreams. I’m thankful that I will be able to choose who I spend my life with. I am thankful that I have a home, a place to eat, a place to clean myself, and at the end of the day, a safe place I can lay to rest.

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There are many children in the ‘dry corridor’ Nicaragua who don’t have access to these simple necessities. Will you help us fill some bellies of the underserved youth of Nicaragua? We’ve made it our mission to bring lunches to kindergarten classrooms in rural parts of the country for the next year. Please click here to learn more about Fabretto’s Full Bellies Raffle.

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About Antonella Saravia

Antonella is a New York based writer from Nicaragua.

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