50 Things You Should Be Grateful For Today

November 22, 2016

50 Things You Should Be Grateful For Today

“Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.” Oprah Winfrey

We’re about to kick off the holiday season, and while Thanksgiving focuses on gratitude, the very next day, we seem to forget what we just gave thanks for and we go crazy accumulating material stuff. Ironic, huh?

It’s important to truly pause and take a moment to express gratitude for what we have—the big things as well as the little things; the things we take for granted as well as the obvious; and the tangible as well as the intangible. In doing so, we shine a bright light on the abundance in our lives.

If you’re reading this, you have your vision, access to a computer, access to the internet, shelter, and literacy. That is much to be grateful for.

Here are 50 things to be grateful for today—and every day.

  1. Any and all senses you have: sight, hearing, smell, touch, taste
  2. The ability to walk
  3. Your health
  4. Doctors, dentists, nurses, and other medical professionals
  5. A functioning body
  6. A roof over your head
  7. Furniture to sit on
  8. Food on the table
  9. Food in the fridge
  10. Supermarkets with aisles and aisles of food
  11. Television
  12. Internet / Computers / Technology
  13. Movie theatres
  14. Restaurants
  15. A choice of clothes and shoes in your closet
  16. Your car(s)
  17. Public transportation
  18. Your job/business
  19. Your income
  20. The state of your finances. (No matter how bad it seems, it could be worse.)
  21. Vacation / The ability to rest
  22. Your spouse
  23. Your children
  24. Your parents
  25. Your siblings
  26. Friends
  27. Neighbors (all of them)
  28. Extended relatives (all of them)
  29. Coworkers (all of them)
  30. A sense of humor
  31. Books
  32. Electricity
  33. Clean water
  34. Washing machines, dishwashers, coffee machines, microwaves (and all modern conveniences)
  35. Music
  36. Your phone (and everything it’s capable of doing)
  37. Cameras
  38. Our beautiful Earth
  39. The ability to travel
  40. Childcare providers
  41. Teachers
  42. Coaches / instructors that teach our children
  43. Doctors, lawyers, accountants, and other professionals
  44. The holiday season
  45. Thanksgiving dinner (and Thanksgiving leftovers!)
  46. Education
  47. Freedom
  48. Choice
  49. Abundance
  50. LIFE (You woke up today!)

Related Reading: Why Gratitude is Good For Your Finances, Living the Life YOU Value

This list could go on and on. There are millions of things to be grateful for. I hope that reflecting on these “few” things serves as a reminder that we ALL have much to be grateful for.

Taking the time to remember and acknowledge what you have daily (and not just around the holidays) will alter your perspective on your life, career, finances, and relationships.

What do you need to be grateful for today?