Because I'm an avid reader, a cozy chair is a necessity in my home so of course it had to be included in my gratitude list. Plus, as I've painted over 500 chairs, it seemed absolutely necessary or rather appropriate to include one. Throughout my marriage having a comfy spot to curl up has been a requirement for me, not only for reading but also to drink a cup of tea, to snuggle my babies and pets, and to write or sketch in my journals. No matter where we've lived, from apartments to houses, there has always been a quiet spot to sit and read and think. I always place a lamp and small table nearby for comforting light and a drink and I find that the spot is even cozier located near a window. And yesterday it is where I sat to read all my Birthday wishes...I cannot be more thankful for all of the incredible people I have in my life.