So, without further ado and in no particular order:
1) Coffee and tea
We all joke about needing our caffeine fix, but I can actually feel myself become nicer and happier in the morning when I have coffee or tea on the way to work. I like to Google things, and found that caffeine does, in fact, have anti-depressant qualities for some people, so there you have it.
2) Good brakes
I was nearly in an accident this morning on Route 28 because a school van failed to check his/her side mirrors and attempted to merge into the right lane. I am so thankful that I saw the van in time and was able to slam on my brakes. If I hadn't, there most definitely would have been an accident. I am also thankful for the brakes on the car behind me, because I was inches away from being rear-ended. It seemed like traffic stopped for a split second while the van merged as planned and I got my bearings. Not exactly the way I would ever want to start a morning, but I'm so thankful I'm okay, aside from still being a little shaken.
3) Glee covers
Glee is a show people either love or hate. Although, I'm about a season or so behind, I love it. I also love the covers the characters do every week. They are so great for belting out in the car as you speed down the highway. I love to sing, and have found that belting out a few songs is almost as effective of a stress-reliever as a good, hard workout.
It's no secret that I love wine. Good wine, cheap wine, red wine, white wine. I just love wine. During grad school, I went to the liquor store every week and bought the bottle of white zinfandel that was on sale. I would come home from working study tables (university-mandated study time for student athletes), and depending on how much crap they gave me or how hard my thesis adviser ripped into me, I would have a glass of wine....or three. Sometimes, I would work on my thesis into the wee hours of the morning and find myself accidentally drunk because I had been drinking wine the whole time.
Sometimes a glass of wine is necessary after a rough day. Yesterday was one of those days, and I was so thankful to have wine in the refrigerator, so that I could get a glass as soon as I got home. I found myself thinking too much and being overly emotional yesterday, so that glass of wine was just what I needed to relax my mind.