Lauryn Higgins is a native of the Tarheel State and currently a graduate student at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where she is studying...
I always thought Thanksgiving was perfectly timed. Like, whoever decided the holiday would fall on the last Thursday of November knew we would all need a little break. And if you’re like me, breaks are a rare and beautiful thing, so much so, I tend to lose sight of the little things. So, last night I sat down with pen and paper and decided to kick it old school and make a list of what I’m thankful for this year…with a little Asheville twist, of course.
1.) Tight hugs
2.) Barley’s Fiddlesticks with extra blue cheese
3.) Sunday afternoons spent baking
4.) Malaprop’s Bookstore’s children’s section
5.) My brother’s sense of humor
6.) That Chipotle coming to town is no longer a rumor
7.) Clean sheets
8.) Izzy’s Coffee Den’s blueberry muffins
9.) College football
10.) Leftover Halloween candy
11.) Greenlife’s meat counter. Best bacon in town.
12.) Getting lost on hikes and discovering new views
13.) My father’s example of living life fearlessly
14.) Red gummy bears
15.) H&M taking the hint and opening shop in the Asheville mall
16.) The new outlet mall opening in 2015
17.) The craft brew scene
18.) Pink nail polish
19.) My reading glasses
20.) Hallmark Channel movie marathons with my roommate
21.) The New Yorker
22.) Worn in running shoes
23.) A great cup of coffee
24.) French Broad Chocolate Lounge’s expansion. ‘bout time.
25.) Laughing with friends until my stomach hurts.
26.) Highland Brewing Company’s free brewery tours. And the free samples are always nice.
27.) The camaraderie between the young people in this city. We all have each other’s back.