This is sort of silly, I guess. But since we drove home from Ohio today, I'm so grateful for our portable DVD player. We spent, I think, $60 on it before our vacation to Pittsburgh this summer. It is a LIFESAVER. The kids napped for a couple of hours, and then we put on Tangled for Amy. It kept her quiet for the next couple of hours, which made for such an easier drive.
So even though it's a bit shallow and materialistic, I'm thankful for modern conveniences that make life a little easier and more pleasant!