Happy Thanksgiving from the EarFleek fam! 2020 has been one wild ride, to say the least. The events have been “unprecedented”, they say. It’s the “1 out of 5 stars” of years – a year we’ll all remember, but also a year we all want to forget.
In the midst of all of this, Thanksgiving is one of the few times that Americans take a moment to think about the things they’re thankful for. In the spirit of the day, we wanted to share with you 20 things we’re thankful for this year.
Bread baking, knitting, coloring, bullet journaling, Pilates…you name it. With so much time indoors, we don’t know a single person who hasn’t developed on a new hobby or expanded on an old one. These newfound skills are getting us through quarantine, and we’ll hold onto them forever!
Can you imagine not being able to communicate with friends and family while in quarantine? Neither can we! Sometimes we think about how people coped with the Spanish flue 100 years ago without the means of digital interaction, and we simply can’t fathom it.
From protests to cheering for essential workers, one positive thing that came out of 2020 were examples of communities coming together. Around the nation and even around the world, we saw people gather to protest police brutality. Viral videos surfaced of neighborhoods coming alive at night with cheers and clapping for essential workers. We hope this spirit of community and support remains strong even after the year is over.
It’s nothing new, but these days it’s helped to save lives. Being able to get groceries and other essentials delivered has helped to keep more people indoors. A plus is being able to satisfy our shopping urges without going to public places. After months of quarantining, getting a new romper in the mail can be the thing that makes your day!
Ok, yeah, the fact that The Bachelorette still happened is pretty sweet. But all of the new (and old) shows and movies that are available to us have made it much easier to keep things light in 2020.
I mean, duh! Store clerks, nurses, postal workers, firemen, and more – they’ve kept society running when when we’ve needed them most. 2020 has shown us just how important these jobs are, and the people who do these jobs have shown us just how dedicated and amazing they are.
Wearing sweatpants every day? No one will ever know, thanks to quarantine! While working from home or Skyping with friends, sweatpants have kept us comfortable day in and day out.
Comedy makes even the hardest times a little easier to bear. You might have a friend who can always make you laugh, or perhaps you’ve discovered a new meme page that never fails to make you lol – either way, these are things to be grateful for!
Sure, we missed out on happy hours and brunch with friends, but making meals at home saved us so much money – and, it was fun!
I finally got to read the book that’s been sitting on my shelf for months. How about you? Did you pick up a new novel and rediscover your love for literature? Did you order a nonfiction book and learn something new? I know I did!
Whether they’re our own pets or the pets of others on social media, we loved having these furry friends present in our lives to bring a smile to our faces. I’m sure all of the pets out there have been grateful to have their owners at home more often, too!
YouTube podcasters, twitch streamers, and TikTok icons are some of the people that got us through the year. They sparked our imagination, taught us new things, and kept us sane!
It’s more fun being in a crowd of hype people, but the music is so much better when you don’t have to deal with them screaming in your ear. (We still can’t wait for live music to come back, though.)
Re-Learning Hand Washing
I bet you’ve never washed your hands this much before, right? Did it make you feel like you were never washing your hands enough before? We sure felt that way. But, hey, now we’re way better at keeping our hands clean, and we’re grateful for it!
On a similar note, we’re super thankful for innovative ways to keep those clean hands moisturized. Too much washing can dry them out, but a combination of coconut oil and sugar (our favorite fix!) made it better! Check out our other blog to see more of our favorite skincare ideas.
Yessss we are EarFleek, after all. But that’s not the reason why we are especially grateful for earrings in 2020. It’s because they’re one of those things that makes it look like we put effort into getting ready every day! What better way to look stylish on video chat?
Math and Science Classes
Hear us out: you may have hated math or science class in school, but imagine where our society would be without them? Like, I know chemistry class sucked for most of us, but it’s one of the reasons why we have these awesome doctors and nurses who are on the front lines today. So, hey – thanks, science!
If you quarantined indoors, potted foliage probably brought a bit of joy into your life. If you were able to get outside for fresh air, then green grass and tall trees likely provided a nice change of scenery. It’s the little things that matter, right?
Self-care comes in many forms. For some, exercise is exactly what they need to feel better. Others prefer calming meditation. Even just sleeping in or doing your nails can be a form of self-care. One thing we know for sure is that self-care became a more common practice in 2020. These routines have made life a little more joyful, and they’re something we’ll carry with us into 2021.
Thank you, EarFleek community, for sharing your excitement and joy with us throughout the year. You shared your beautiful faces with us on Instagram, engaged with us on Facebook, and continued to support us throughout the year.
Happy Thanksgiving from EarFleek
Did you know that practicing gratitude has been scientifically proven to improve psychological health? Yup! We encourage you to come up with your own list of 20 things you’re grateful for in 2020. While you’re working on that, we hope you enjoy your socially-distanced Thanksgiving dinner. Happy Holidays from the EarFleek crew!
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