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100 Things To Be Thankful For in Your Life

Gratitude isn’t just the feeling people get after something good happens to them. It’s a way of thinking that takes practice and hard work to make it part of their everyday behavior. It’s often easy to forget many of the little things we have to be grateful for in our lives, but it’s important not to take anything for granted. To help, we’ve made a list of 100 things to be thankful for that you can use to spark your own gratitude. Read below for inspiration and tips on how to practice gratitude in your own life.

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Why Should You Make a Thankful List?

Lists of things to be thankful for help remind us just how many good things we have in our lives. This is especially important during times where it feels like many things are going wrong. Thankful lists can consist of big things (like your home or job) to little things (like having an abnormally short commute to work). These lists can be made in your existing gratitude journal, on a normal notepad, or even on the napkin of your daily coffee. The most important part of these lists it to remind you how much you have to be thankful for, so you shouldn’t stress on doing them the “right” or “wrong” way.

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List Of Things To Be Thankful For

The following 100 things to be thankful for are only the tip of the icebergs. There’s an infinite amount of things in which someone can find gratitude, but this list was made with the intention to give you inspiration to find them for yourself.

Things To Be Thankful For In Life

From family, to your first house, to the transportation you have to take you to your job– this list is made up of all the “big” things we have to be grateful for.

  1. Your family
  2. Close friends
  3. Good health
  4. Your home
  5. Your job
  6. Healthy food
  7. Your education
  8. Your pets
  9. A good night’s sleep
  10. The seasons
  11. Financial Savings
  12. Weekends
  13. Fresh Air
  14. Transportation
  15. Clean Water
  16. Technology
  17. A good book
  18. Art
  19. Teachers
  20. Modern healthcare
  21. Music
  22. Graduations
  23. Colors
  24. Givings gifts
  25. Receiving gifts

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Funny Things To Be Thankful For

This list is as funny as it is true. Whether it’s the appreciation for your crazy, mismatched socks or the sound your TV makes when it turns on– sometimes it’s the comically small things that make us happy.

  1. Indoor plumbing
  2. Food delivery services
  3. Wifi
  4. Naturally missing every crack in the pavement
  5. Happy Hours
  6. Netflix
  7. Waking up seconds before your alarm
  8. Fuzzy Socks
  9. Deodorant
  10. The ability to Google any question
  11. Toilet Paper
  12. Duct Tape
  13. Good hair days
  14. Your celebrity crush
  15. The five second rule
  16. Bacon
  17. Fortune cookies with perfectly timed fortunes
  18. Cat videos
  19. Clothes fresh out of the dryer
  20. Inside jokes
  21. GPS
  22. Auto save
  23. Spellcheck
  24. Chapstick
  25. Getting everyone to smile in the family photo at the same time

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Things To Be Thankful For Thanksgiving

In the season of thanks and gratitude, it’s important to take the time to reflect on things you might regularly take for granted. We’ve listed a few for you here:

  1. Holidays with family (or friends)
  2. A good meal
  3. A comfy couch or chair
  4. Thank you notes
  5. Your favorite Thanksgiving side dish
  6. Freedom of Religion
  7. Working with your hands
  8. Unconditional love
  9. Uncontrollable laughter
  10. Teachers who don’t give homework on Thanksgiving break
  11. Cake
  12. Road trips
  13. Hot Showers
  14. The smell of freshly baked cookies
  15. Learning from unique cultures or traditions
  16. Good neighbors
  17. Seeing old friends
  18. Old photographs
  19. Grandparents
  20. Sit-Down dinners
  21. A nice cup of hot chocolate
  22. Fun family traditions
  23. Mutual respect
  24. Finally getting to wear your favorite sweater
  25. Not being the turkey

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Unique Things To Be Thankful For

Everyone has a unique set of things, people, or memories that they’re grateful for, even if they don’t often think of them, like the examples below:

  1. Literacy
  2. Time
  3. Successfully making a new recipe
  4. Campfires
  5. Pain, and the lessons learned from it
  6. Rainbows
  7. Diversity
  8. Challenges
  9. Choices
  10. Rain boots and puddles to jump in
  11. Forgiveness
  12. Driving and getting nothing but green lights
  13. Comfortable shoes
  14. Checking something off your to-do list
  15. Positive feedback
  16. Naptime
  17. Random bursts of inspiration
  18. The scale of the Universe
  19. Heartfelt apologies
  20. Long, late night conversations
  21. Farmers markets
  22. Blowing bubbles
  23. Fresh, warm sheets on your bed
  24. Seeing something from a new angle
  25. Your favorite memories

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How to Find Things To Be Grateful For

Are you looking for ways to practice gratitude and gratefulness? If so, we can help. There’s an endless amount of opportunity to give thanks more often in day to day life. We’ve outlined a few different methods of practicing gratitude for you below:

Start a Gratitude Journal

Gratitude journals are great ways to make thankfulness an every day (or at least weekly) routine. From written prompts, to organized lists of things to be thankful for, to little doodles that make you happy– these journals can be anything you want. For help getting started on yours, visit our resource on how to start a gratitude journal.

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Find Daily Gratitude Quotes

Make a calendar with daily, weekly, or monthly gratitude quotes you want to put into practice. Quotes are great resources to inspire us and help us reflect on the good in life. Looking for the perfect quotes to add to your collection? Look to our resources below:

Send Thank You Cards

Whether it’s for a birthday gift, Christmas present, graduation gift, or for something they helped you with– thank you cards make a big impact. Not only do they let the other person know how much they’re appreciated, but they also help you practice gratitude.

What Are You Thankful For?

Did this list of 100 things to be thankful for resonate with you? Did you think of things you’re grateful for that aren’t on this list? If so, what are the three things you’re thankful for the most? Share them with us below!