Facetime and Skype

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Technology brings us so many gifts, but perhaps none are as meaningful as the ability to see our loved ones even when they can’t physically be with us. Thankfully, we have Facetime, Skype, and other apps to bring in far-off grandparents, cousins, children, and friends.

Lip balm

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Cold, dry weather means dry, cracked lips and skin. Lip balm and lotion can be lifesavers this time of year. A small thing to be grateful for, perhaps, but an important one. Plus, you can buy lip balm in seasonal flavors like candy cane, caramel apple, and, of course, pumpkin spice.

The roof over your head

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Shelter is one of humankind’s most primary needs, but it’s so basic that unless you don’t have it, you may forget to be grateful for it. This year, take a look upward and be grateful for the roof that offers you warmth and protection—and find a way to make sure everyone who needs one finds a roof too.