As many are spending this week reflecting on what they're thankful for, I'm sharing ten day-to-day things I wouldn't know how to live without.
I'm a little OCD when it comes to bathing. In the summer, I sometimes take three showers a day. I can't start my morning without a shower and it's one of the most relaxing things to end my day with.
Like I'm OCD with bathing, I need to brush my teeth multiple times a day. I even have a toothbrush and toothpaste at my desk at work. I always carry gum on me and sometimes mouthwash.
3. My cellphone
It's kind of sad how dependent I've become with my phone. I'd go crazy if I had to give my phone up for a few days. I know I'm lucky to even have a cellphone though.
4. The Internet
Remember when I went without Internet for a month? That was hard. It also taught me how reliant I am on it. If I didn't have data on my phone and Internet at work, I don't know what I would have done (serious first world problems).
5. Fresh air
I love being outside. Okay, maybe not when it's freezing outside. But, I love being able to go for a walk after work, take the dog to the park and go out whenever I want.
Work is one of those things that everyone, at some point, says they wish they didn't have to go to. Myself included. But, when I had a day off work to wait for the technician to come set up the Internet, I was bored to tears. I need to go to work to stay busy, make a contribution to society and, of course, bring home the bacon (mmm...bacon).
This one is obvious.
8. My bed
Remember when sleepovers were the coolest thing ever? The moment I moved out and bought my own bed, I stopped having sleepovers. I need my bed for a good night's sleep. My bed. Not yours. Mine.
9. Public transportation
I complain about public transportation. A lot. It's crowded. It smells. There's always delays. The people on it can be annoying and rude. But, its saved me over $1000 a year on parking, gas and insurance expenses. It's a finance saver for sure.
Can you imagine a day without water? I can't. It's my go-to drink and a main ingredient in any dish I make. Oh and it allows me to have those showers I love so much.
What everyday things could you not live without?