I am thankful for my heated mattress pad.
But now when I go to bed, it is warm and I love it. I turn the pad on when I go to brush my teeth and the bed is warm a little later when I climb in. The heat is subtle and can be different on either side of the bed. The wires are very thin so I can't feel them and no plugs are in the way. Ward made sure he got the low voltage variety for the extra safety it affords--a necessity with all of the cats we have around. And as an added bonus, we can keep the thermostat a lot lower at night and still remain very comfortable. That's an energy savings for sure.
Now here's the interesting part. Ward, who never seems to be cold, loves it to. For that and the cozy comfort that it provides for both of us, I am thankful.