Rosemary Donahue
Updated May 31, 2016 @ 1:59 pm
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I was recently checking Twitter when I noticed that #ItsWorthLivingFor was trending. As it’s not the typical newsy term that I normally see on the left sidebar of the website (read: politics, plane crashes, etc.), I gave it the ol’ clickity click to see what it was about. It’s pretty much exactly what you’d think — people tweeting the things in their life they deem are worth living for.

Some of the tweets are funny:

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Some exude power:


Some of them are adorable:


And some are honest and relatable:

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I like the sentiment behind this hashtag — it’s an exercise in gratitude, in thoughtfulness, and in humility. It got me thinking about what my #ItsWorthLivingFor tweets would look like. I’ve made a little list below, and you’re all welcome to do the same and to join in the conversation on Twitter.

My things that are worth living for:

—my dogs are delightful, and they need me as much as I need them

—I like my job, and I’m thankful to work in an industry I enjoy

—peanut butter and jelly sandwiches

—my partner and I love and support each other

—I finally live in a place where I can watch the seasons change

—my friends and family are loving and kind

—decaf coffee almost tastes like regular, and doesn’t give me a headache

—I’m learning to love my body

—I’m learning to love myself

There are more things added to this list every day, and I don’t ever want to put a period at the end of it. #ItsWorthLivingFor this list.