While I am a person who truly thinks there's no such thing as a silly thing to be thankful for, I sometimes feel something is smaller in comparison to other things gratitude-wise. This is when I remind myself that these simple things are important: they might be easier to miss and have a bigger chance of going unnoticed, but they're what makes the big picture and no moment of gratitude, no matter how tiny, can be considered un-worthy.
With this being said, it was easy to be thankful for my Prague trip earlier this month, which I've mentioned here, but the thankful experience just wouldn't be the same if I didn't feel ridiculously thankful for the following three things:
a) Even while booking the trip and arranging everything to get my visa (Sadly, us Russians need visas to travel to most of the world's best destinations - this sucks big time and I am yet to find a good reason to be thankful for it!), I was already thankful for the satisfaction I felt each time I got to use my English language knowledge in a situation where it proved especially useful and where Russian would be of no help at all;
b) Then while packing for the trip and carrying my luggage all the way over to my hotel in Prague (and back!), I felt excited and thankful that I got to use my smallest case again. The luggage is my favorite but I mostly travel with the bigger one I have - that trip being a weekend trip was the only possible excuse to pack only what's needed!
c) It just felt so good to travel to a place where you know you're wanted and awaited - I was visiting a friend and this feeling of going to the right place was overwhelmingly warm and positive. The feeling of being thankful for making the right travel destination decision had lasted through all of the trip and it was present at every moment. In fact, it's still here when I think back of it!
You get my point, right? No matter how small, silly or unimportant something you feel thankful for seems, you better feel it to the fullest - there's just nothing to lose and the world to gain.