Feeling thankful for what we already have in our lives is a simple way to instantly lift our mood.
Numerous studies indicate that practicing gratitude daily can have plenty of benefits like improved relationships, better physical and mental health, reduced stress, improved productivity etc.
Living in the social media age where everyone else seems to be having the time of their lives, it can be easy to lose perspective of how fortunate we are and take what we already have for granted.
Now I won’t lie, being grateful won’t always be easy, especially when life feels hard. Being thankful may seem like the last thing you want to do when you are going through a hard time.
But that doesn’t change the fact that there is always plenty to be grateful for. Here is a list of 100 things in our lives that’s deserving of our gratitude. (All of these may not apply to you, but I am sure most will)
Some of these things may seem basic, but it helps to keep in mind there are millions of people on the planet who don’t have these things.
The gift of good health
People who inspire you
Having food and clean water
Gifts you have received over the years
Having good friends
The dreams you’ve already fulfilled
Video calling (being able to see people half way across the world)
A teacher / Teachers who have made an impact on your life
The joy of playing sports
Your material possessions
The farmers who grow the food we eat
Acts of kindness by strangers
Losing yourself in a good book
Doctors and healthcare workers
People who encourage and support you
A blanket and a bed to sleep on
Wi-Fi and Internet
Mother Earth for sustaining life
The convenience of home delivery
Your pets/ animals
Music and the emotional impact it can have on you
A balcony or a terrace with a nice view
Having a long hot/cold shower
Your senses (smell, touch, taste, sight and hearing)
The feeling of connecting with people deeply
The inventors and visionaries throughout history who have made the world a better place
Having a car/vehicle
Your mind and body for working tirelessly 24/7
The joy of travelling and exploring new places
Holidays and vacations
A good night’s sleep
Good movies/ Tv shows / documentaries/podcasts
Your unique skills and talents
Being able to experience feelings like love and joy
Creativity – The ability to bring forth something that didn’t exist before
Having a nice roommate
Taking a walk outside
Justin Sandercoe for free and amazing guitar lessons
PDF Drive (for millions of free E-books)
Living in a free country (Here’s an idea of what it’s like to not live in one)
Lessons you’ve learned from your past
Knowing like-minded people
Compliments from people
Useful apps and websites
Having something to look forward to
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