We love Vermont and are thankful for every little bit of it. From cold, snowy January days, to cool summer evenings as well as warm winter afternoons, we wouldn’t change a thing.
Along with big meals and plenty of leftovers, Thanksgiving is the perfect time to sit back and think about all the reasons we love Vermont and why we are so thankful to live in such a wonderful place. From the people to the scenery, here are 20 reasons why we should be thankful to live in Vermont.
We wouldn’t be who we are today without the unconditional love from our family. Breaking bread with grandparents, parents, aunts, uncles, brothers, sisters, cousins, and children – it’s wonderful to spend time with those who are closest. And if your family doesn’t live nearby, they just may be visiting you. After all, who wouldn’t want to be here?
How incredible is it that certain people have come into your life to share in your joys, successes, trials, tribulations and laughter? Can you imagine life without them? Vermont is full of wonderful people who we are proud to call our friends.
3. Good food.
Whether we are sitting down to a turkey dinner or sharing a homemade pie with friends, the food in Vermont is fresh and fabulous. We are thankful for the farmers and stands that keep us organic, and providing so many ways for us to shop local and healthy.
We are friendly people here in Vermont and no matter where you go, people smile. What’s even better is that the smiles and greetings are genuine.
5. Ben and Jerry’s.
Sure, we all love our Creemees, but if we need to scoop something a la mode on our Thanksgiving pie, it’s going to be Ben and Jerry’s ice cream. Thanks Ben and Jerry!
Wherever you go in Vermont, the scenery is stunning and the mountains surround you. Hike up, ski down, or simply admire their beauty from a distance.
We may be a land-locked state, but we can always find a place to cool down on a hot day, take a boat ride or watch the sun set reflecting in the water.
8. Good beer.
9. Winter sports are almost here.
Weather you’re an avid skier or you enjoy a quiet walk on your snowshoes, Vermonters love winter. The snow is coming and fresh tracks are around the corner.
10. Quintessential scenery.
We will never, ever, take it for granted and are truly thankful for living in such a picture perfect state.
11. Pet friendly.
We love our four legged friends and so do our fellow Vermonters. Even if you’re not a dog or cat person, you still love the views of cows roaming in a field or horses galloping in a pasture.
12. Helpful folks.
Vermonters are both helpful and handy. Friends, strangers and neighbors help each other because we know that sometimes it takes a village to get things done. We take pride in our sense of community.
13. Work ethic.
We work hard and we play hard. We take time to do what we love when we’re not working and enjoy time with our loved ones. We are thankful for work that provides us with the ability to enjoy all that Vermont has to offer.
Oh, those colors and the cool, crisp air. What’s not to love about autumn in Vermont?
15. Children’s laughter.
Children are our future, and these little Vermonters love all that the state has to offer from swimming to sledding, playing with friends and taking care of their pets. Since Vermont is one of the most active states, our kids know how to have good, old-fashioned fun.
No matter how big or small a town is in Vermont, yoga studios are plentiful. It keeps our heads clear and our hearts open.
There is a quiet solitude about the rain, perfect for reflecting on all things we are thankful for. Sure it makes the ground muddy, but it also makes the grass green and the flowers bloom.
After the rain, there is often a rainbow.
Vermont sunsets are out of this world, but with the gorgeous scenery are you really surprised? Nope. Sunsets are simply one more thing that we are thankful for here.
20. Ability to love.
We are happy here and it shows. We love where we live and for that, we will be forever thankful.
What are you thankful for in Vermont? Share this with your friends and family who would agree that we have so much to be thankful for in Vermont.