Giving thanks in 2018

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I am thankful for:

- having a wonderful SO

- having friends who support me when I need it

- having an actually affordable apartment in hectic rent gouging Berlin

- having a pretty sick job

- having the resources to learn a language all by myself

- being born in an age that we have those resources available at our fingertips

- not having to worry about money

- being able to take time off to fly to the US

- all the people who helped me get to where I am (Herr Kosinski, Herr Fischer, Frau Rasche in the earlier years; Edu, my mom, the kind people at various bureaucratic institutions, Lady Luck later on)

- being born without any physical issues that need lots of care and attention

- always having food on the table and a roof over my head

- having learned programming at an early age and enjoying it

- never having been a (real) victim of crime

- having really good teachers in primary and secondary education

- not having to worry about politics or government

- having a really cool boss and great, fun coworkers

It's not an exhaustive list, but this is what came to mind in the last 10 minutes.

Happy Thanksgiving to those who celebrate it, and to those who don't: Have a great day anyway :)