I have often thought about all the things I can be thankful for in my life. I have actually had a pretty decent life, despite the depression and angst I sometimes indulge in. I am 38 years old and I have never suffered a serious physical trauma. The worst is a bruised kidney and a lacerated face suffered in a car wreck that should have killed me. I have never suffered a serious emotional trauma. No one that I deeply loved has ever passed away unexpectedly. I loved my grandmother, but her death was the slow, numb passing of Alzheimer's, so her final breath was actually a relief. I guess my most serious emotional injury was the death of my grandfather when I was 8 years old. But I was 8 years old, and his passing left no scar.
I realize this community may be about thanking specific people, but I just wanted to add my thanks to ... I don't know ... fate, or God(dess), or karma that so far I have had a good life.