Hello! And for my American readers, happy almost-Thanksgiving!

Those of you who have read this blog for a while…who have read my novel Sunrise Cabin…know how I like to take time every morning to count my blessings, or at least acknowledge some of my reasons to feel thankful.

 

 

I think practicing gratitude is one of the best things we can do for mental health and happiness. I even think it leads to more blessings, but there’s no way to prove that part. (Or is there?)

If you ever have bad days when it’s hard to remember what you feel grateful for, pin or bookmark this post for some reminders.

You don’t have all these blessings in your life.

I know this, because at least two of them contradict one another! And there are some things on this list that you might not actually feel grateful for (like snow.)

But you probably feel thankful for some of them…or even a lot of them. I bet this list will make you think of even more, too.

If you want to change your whole outlook today, read through this list. For every item that’s true for you, close your eyes for a moment and think about how good it is to have it in your life.

But if that takes too long, just count how many of them you feel grateful for!

 

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1. enough to eat…every day

2. fresh water...that’s easy to get

3. hot baths and showers…available whenever you want one

4. soap

5. toothpaste

6.  electricity

 

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7. your child…or children

8. your pet…or pets

9. being child-free

10. your family

11. your friends

12. your boyfriend/girlfriend, spouse, or romantic partner

13. friendly coworkers or neighbors

14. online friends

15. kind strangers

 

 

16. your home

17. your clothes

18. your shoes

19. your car

 

20. vision (even if you need glasses)

21. hearing (even if you use a hearing aid)

22. being able to walk

23. being able to use your hands

24. being able to breathe without assistance

25. being addiction-free

26. being cancer-free

27. having healthy, functioning kidneys

28. having a healthy liver

29. being pretty darn cute, if you do say so yourself

 

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30. being able to read

31. books you love

32. movies you love

33. being well-rested

34. naps

 

 

35. your phone

36. your computer

37. WiFi

38. plain black coffee

39. fancy Starbucks drinks

 

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40. your TV

41. your job

42.Saturdays (or days off)

43.Christmas!

44.New Year’s

45. sunrises

46. the moon

 

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47. autumn leaves

48. winter snow

49. spring flowers

50. sunglasses

 

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51. reading indoors on a rainy day

52. when someone you like hugs you

53. when you share a laugh with someone

54. ridiculous puns

55. when you get a package in the mail…even if you ordered it yourself

56. dancing

57. seeing little kids dance

58. when you learn a fascinating new fact

59. when you hear a song you love–that you haven’t heard in years

 

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60. brand-new notebooks

61. beautiful works of art

62. comforting routines

63. trying something for the first time

64.when towels or pajamas are warm from the dryer

65. twinkly lights

 

66. when your team wins

67. when your candidate wins

68. when you win

69. when it’s the first day of a new month

70. when you feel on top of the world for no particular reason

 

 

71. rainbows

72. flocks of migrating birds

73. fireflies

74. cheerful texts

75. photos from a trip

76. the desert

77. the mountains

78. the beach

 

 

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79. getting a compliment

80. inspiring quotes

81. the smell of fresh-cut grass

82. the smell of evergreens

83. cozy sweaters

84. how good it feels to really stretch

85. glitter

86. big city lights

 

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87. butterflies

88. fireworks

89. candles

90. hot apple cider

91. murals

92.farmer’s markets

 

93. air conditioning

94. taking off your bra at the end of the day

95. feeling pleasantly tired after exercising

96. walking barefoot in the grass or on the sand

97. going to a place you’ve never been before

98. coming home to a clean house

99. dreams

100. faith

101. a sense of humor

 

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How many are you grateful for? Even during tough times, there are a lot of things in life to feel good about. If there are other things you’re thankful for, I’d love to hear about them in the comments!

Thanks for reading, and have a wonderful day!