I often think about how incredibly blessed I am. I don't have any family, but I'm thankful to have many friends. Oh, and a great dog and cat :)
I don't own a big house, but I'm blessed with an adorable small(986 sf)home that more than meets my needs. But, if the market wasn't so bad I'd sell it and build something even smaller.
I own a small car, but I'm thankful that it's easy on gas and gets me to the trail head and back (well except when I foolishly left a dome light on and ran the battery down on a three day trip, and then I was blessed to come upon a father and daughter,going the opposite direction, who didn't know me from Adam, but handed over their only car key, told me where their battery cables were,and where to leave the key; they were the ones that informed me about my car, as they'd arrived at the trail head the night before...talk about trail angels!)
I'm very thankful as a teacher in Texas to still have a job....so far :). And, if I can hold on to it for 3 more years I can retire and hike all year around!
I'm thankful that at nearly 57 I'm in good health (my mother died at 56 and both of my younger siblings are gone as well.)
I'm thankful that I live in the country and don't have to deal with traffic,crowds,etc,and can sleep at night with my windows open when the weather's nice. I'm thankful my commute to work takes me through rolling countryside with beautiful things to see along the way, albeit, the occasional loose farm animal to dodge ;)last week it was someone's yearling longhorns which had decided the grass was greener on the other side of the fence :)
And yes, I'm thankful to live in a country,(despite it's warts)where I have the freedom to enjoy the things I love.
And lastly, I'm thankful that I discovered BPL and HF before I wasted lots of money on heavy inappropriate gear!