1. I've got a job. It's not a massive earner, it has no benefits to speak of, but it's steady and mine for as long as I want it. That ain't no mean thing.
2. I'm not homeless. Big one.
3. Nobody is shooting at me- and to date, no one ever has.
4. I'm a citizen of a nation which still at least pays lip service to the notion of personal liberty.
5. I have the best group of crazed survivalist redneck buddies a guy could ask for, even if I haven't seen 'em in over a year.
Not the longest list, but you know what? Long enough for me.