When asked what we’re thankful for, the first thing that often pops in our minds is: family and friends. And rightfully so.
They’re the ones—when not driving us crazy—who are our shoulders to cry on, our favorite comedians, our confidantes, and our best friends.
But what about all those other things that most people take for granted?
As a journalist, I am incredibly grateful for Freedom of Speech so I can express my opinions without fearing repercussions from our government, as people in many other countries around the world still do.
I am thankful for the Freedom of Information Act, which allows me to request information from public entities to increase transparency in these agencies.
The bevy of holiday feasts filled with turkey, stuffing and all the fixings this past week remind me that I am so blessed to have a full (very full) belly every day.
And lastly, I am thankful for a wonderful San Francisco 49ers 32-7 victory last Monday, after I was nervous about Colin Kaepernick starting due to Alex Smith’s injury.
As I publish this post four days after Thanksgiving, I hope to continue reminding myself—and others—to stay thankful for the environment, the wonderful Peninsula weather, free education, whatever you'd like. Just be thankful.
So tell us in the comments: what should everyone remember to be thankful for?