50 Things to Be Grateful For Today

When life seems particularly difficult, it’s easy to forget many of the little things you have to be thankful for. It can be easier to focus on what we don’t have rather than the things we do have. But it’s important not to take anything for granted, during the holiday season and throughout the year. Even if your life isn’t perfect (and whose is?), take a few minutes every day to reflect on the small and big joys of life.

Why should you make a gratitude list?

We recommend making a list (on your phone, in a journal, or on a napkin) to help remind you of the many good things in your life. Why? Because it’s easy to forget the small stuff, especially when things are going wrong. Your list can include big things (your home and family) and small things (like a daily cup of coffee). 

There’s no wrong way to make your list because practicing gratitude can significantly improve your life. Looking for things to be grateful for can improve your health, increase your happiness, improve your relationships, and help you remember your self-worth

50 things to be grateful for

To help you get started, we’ve made a list of things you might be thankful for. Some of them might seem frivolous, but even small things can bring great joy. You might not have all of these things, but hopefully, some will resonate with you and help you start your own list.

  1. A smile from a friend
  2. Hugs from people you love
  3. A warm drink on a cold day
  4. A cold drink on a hot day
  5. The roof over your head
  6. Food on your table
  7. Good hair days
  8. Sunny days
  9. Good health
  10. Your favorite song
  11. Lazy weekend mornings
  12. Old photos
  13. Flowers
  14. Date nights
  15. A long, hot bath
  16. A good book
  17. Beautiful sunrises and sunsets
  18. Looking at the stars
  19. Fuzzy slippers
  20. Cuddly blankets
  21. A homecooked meal
  22. Long walks
  23. Your spouse
  24. Alone time
  25. Summer bike rides
  26. A kind gesture from a stranger
  27. Deep conversations with close friends
  28. A free day to do whatever you want
  29. A clean home
  30. Dinner at your favorite re
  31. Pets
  32. Money in the bank
  33. Your parents
  34. Learning from mistakes
  35. Breathing fresh air
  36. A comfortable bed to sleep in
  37. Laughter
  38. Clean water
  39. Love
  40. Campfires
  41. Waking up today
  42. Air conditioning
  43. The ability to learn
  44. Music
  45. Warm clothing
  46. An internet co
  47. Your family
  48. Your job
  49. Healthy food
  50. Your education
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