Here are 58 things to be thankful for. Some may seem counter-intuitive. However, even the negative sometimes is worthy of our thankfulness. I’ve probably left some off my list. Leave a comment today and let me know what you are thankful for.
Sun – without it’s warmth and light we could not exist.
Earth – the beautiful planet that sustains us.
Water – the sauce of life.
Life – each and every morning we wake up is a new chance to be the person we want to be.
Shelter – something to shield us from the elements.
Children – the happy nature and innocence of children remind us how we are meant to be.
Food – an absolute blessing for those who struggle for it and something to be more appreciative of for those of us who never worry about our next meal.
Faith – our faith in ourselves and in something greater than ourselves.
Minds – the power to think, to reason, to grow, and to adapt.
Lines – for making us slow down and enjoy where we are.
Compassion – for getting over ourselves to consider and understand someone else.
Hope – reminds us there is a potential upside to every situation.
Giving – when we give we remember that nothing truly belongs to us and it frees us from our attachments.
Receiving – the opportunity to have our needs met while allowing others to give.
Fear – for teaching us love, strength, and humility.
Work – whether a career, a hobby, or community work; the sense that we have something to do when we get up in the morning is something to be thankful for.
Sleep – for providing a way to rest the body.
Friendship – those people who choose to spend key parts of their lives with us.
Family – those people we wound up with by fate, but stay with out of love.
Anger – for teaching us the benefits of peace.
Peace – peace within and as much peace without as we can muster.
Sight – the ability to see the beautiful world we inhabit.
Love – the glue that holds us together.
Difficulty – for making us strong and giving us something to compare with the heights.
Stars – the wonder and glory of the night sky.
Hatred – for reminding us to love (may we need ever-less reminding)
Surprises – the wonderful things in life that we didn’t expect.
Visionaries – people who see the world not as it is, but as it could be.
Change – the ever-present possibility of improving ourselves and the world.
Purpose – the plan to achieve something in this life and the firm belief that you can.
Wind – a source of comfort, energy, and a metaphor for change.
Music – the soundtrack of our lives.
Possibility – the memory that something more and different is out there.
Today – an opportunity to make the most of what we have.
Tomorrow – the hoped for opportunity to continue our dreams.
Sorrow – for making joy possible.
Joy – the deep and intense happiness about being alive.
Freedom – the ability to think, act, and be who you are.
Acceptance – the ability be at peace with how things are for the moment.
Learning – the opportunity to enhance our potential.
Success – the opportunity to enjoy the fruits of our work.
Adversity – for reminding us how strong we can be.
Grass – for carpeting our planet and being a nice place to lie and look at the sky.
Soil – a medium to grow food and plants.
Moon – the most beautiful object in the night sky and the timepiece marking our lives through its phases.
Innovation – for improving our experience of life.
Dreams – the fuel that drives us through tough times and gives a reason to aim high.
Options – the ability to choose.
Sharing – the opportunity to pool our talents and resources.
Flowers – they add beautiful sights and smells to our world.
Clouds – for bringing the rain that cleanses and for helping me appreciate the sunshine.
Mountains – they provide beauty, challenge, and the ability to see a long way.
Oceans – beauty, unimaginable power, source of life and transportation.
Competition – the opportunity to test ourselves and to improve.
History – for teaching us the lessons we need to learn over and over until we get them.
Future – for giving us the opportunity to try again.
Death – for reminding us of life’s value.
Meaning – the search for which makes our lives the journey that they are.
Own this affirmation. Live this affirmation. Make it your mindset each and every day. Circumstances don’t decide us. We do. The affirmation is recorded in the first and second-person for maximum benefit. For best results listen to the affirmation regularly.
First person: I am blessed beyond belief in my life. (repeats 40 times)
Second person: You are blessed beyond belief in your life. (repeats 40 times)
Just in case no one else has reminded you today, you are awesome!
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There are no two words in any language as powerful as “thank you.” They are an affirmation unto themselves. For our gratitude spreads out into the universe and brings us more to be grateful for.
Here are 100 things to be thankful for. Whether they are yours now or aspirational at this moment, feeling and expressing your gratitude brings them closer to you. Use the ones that feel appropriate to your daily gratitude practice and add others that are special to you.
Just in case no one else has reminded you today, you ARE awesome!
Thank you for my life.
Thank you for the people who love and support me in my life.
Thank you for air to breathe.
Thank you for my healthy body.
Thank you for my healthy mind.
Thank you for food to eat.
Thank you for water to drink.
Thank you for shelter over my head.
Thank you for a place to sleep.
Thank you for the freedom to think and to speak.
Thank you for the sun.
Thank you for the rain.
Thank you for the wind.
Thank you for love in my life.
Thank you for abundance in my life.
Thank you for joy in my life.
Thank you for peace in life.
Thank you for challenges in my life.
Thank you hands that work.
Thank you eyes that see.
Thank you for ears that hear.
Thank you for a healthy heart.
Thank you for healthy lungs.
Thank you for strong arms.
Thank you for strong legs.
Thank you for a strong back.
Thank you for wisdom.
Thank you for courage.
Thank you for patience.
Thank you for a chance to become more than I am.
Thank you for freedom.
Thank you justice.
Thank you for peace in the world.
Thank you for those who help my life in ways I can’t even see.
Thank you for flowers.
Thank you for trees.
Thank you for green grass.
Thank you for a beautiful blue sky.
Thank you for rushing rivers.
Thank you for the powerful ocean.
Thank you for the stars above.
Thank you for the chance to be generous.
Thank you for the chance to support others.
Thank you for the chance spread joy.
Thank you for the chance to be the person I came here to be.
Thank you. There’s no better two words to start every day. We should keep what we’re grateful for close. It reminds us what we have. It reminds us what and who we’re fighting for. It reminds us to be humble.
When you think about it, how can you expect more from God or the universe or your society, if you’re not grateful for what you have?
Try starting each day by writing down a few things you have to be grateful for. They can be standard things that you continually appreciate or things unique to today. Start your day with a thank you and your whole seems a little better.
Here’s my list for this morning.
I’m grateful for another 24 hours to be a better person than I was yesterday. Thank you!
I’m grateful for a warm house on a cold, snowy morning. Thank you.
I’m grateful for my family. Their support along this life’s journey gives me a foundation. Thank you.
I’m grateful for the freedom to speak my mind freely. Thank you.
I’m grateful for this yucky cold that arrived yesterday because it reminds me to be grateful for healthy days and access to healthcare when I need it. Thank you.
I’m grateful for easy access to food and clean water. Thank you.
I’m grateful for the courage to fight for a world where everyone has their basic needs met. Thank you.
I’m grateful for access to information and for the freedom to process it as I choose. Thank you.
I’m grateful for all the kind people and positive experiences that are on their way to me today. Thank you.
Never roam far from things to be grateful for. They warm the soul, they feed the mind, and they inspire a better you.
Just in case no one else reminds you today, you ARE AWESOME!
Gratitude gets a lot of good publicity these days. You can scarcely scroll down your social media feeds without seeing at least one reminder to be more grateful.
You’re told you should be grateful for family and friends. You’re told you should be grateful because you have more stuff than some other people. You’re told you should be grateful because you’re still breathing and walking upright; a joy denied others.
These are excellent reasons to be grateful. Yet, as noble as they are, they still miss the point. Gratitude, like most other higher vibration human feelings, does not flow from the outside in. It must grow from the inside out.
We must plant it and grow it and nourish it whether the outside world presents us with reasons to feel it or not.
As our gratitude for all the blessings great and small in our lives grows within us, we begin to attract a grateful energy back to us. This creates a powerful energetic loop of gratitude that keeps us warm on the coldest of life’s nights and in the bright sunshine of our greatest joy.
Gratitude is more than something we feel for the people and the things around us. It’s an energy that we build within ourselves. The more we feel it, the more it grows.
Start every day with a giant thank you for all you are, all you have, and all you love. Then let that feeling inform your whole day.
To all my American readers, I wish you and those important to you a Happy Thanksgiving. To readers elsewhere, you don’t need a special day to feel grateful. Every day is that day.
In case no one else has reminded you today, you ARE awesome!