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Things To Be Grateful For Today

Life can be tough, challenging, and very very hard sometimes, and during these times, you will feel bleak and negative. And honestly, that’s okay because you’re human after all. But no matter how bad everything may seem, you will always have some things to be grateful for in your life.

Being Grateful

Gratitude has an untapped power that I am not sure we always fully realize or appreciate. I have seen it transform not just my life but the lives of my clients. When you find the things to be grateful for it will reshape your thinking and perception about your life, past, present, and future. I write about gratitude a lot on upsidedownflan.com as I believe it is one of the most important keys to happiness and fulfillment in life.

However, sometimes we struggle to find those things to be grateful for and take so much for granted. This is why I put together this extensive, yet simple list of the things that you can be grateful for today!

Related: 22 Powerful Ways Gratitude Can Change Your Life

101 Things to Be Grateful For in Your Life Today!

1. The sunrise

For mother nature’s morning greeting, try to grab one every so often, take in the colors, a new day brings new possibilities.

2. Your Family

You may not always feel the love, families are complicated, but they are yours and appreciate what they bring to your life and the lessons they have taught you, through the good and not so good parts. There are always lessons to be learned.

3. Parents

They gave you life and connect you to a family legacy.

things to be grateful for
Things to be grateful for

4. Ice cream

Being grateful for the little things is really where it’s at. Ice cream will turn a bad day into an ok day and an ok day into an amazing day! It just makes everything better!

5. Your fur babies

Members of the family, who offer pure love and devotion.

Related: 10 Laws Of Gratitude That Will Bring Abundance To Your Life

6. Greenery

The trees, flowers, plants, and grass around you, offering color, life, and good smells along the way.

7. Smiles 

From a stranger on the street, a colleague at work. You get what you put out, smile at someone, and see if they smile back, I bet they will.

8. The Ocean

It’s powerful, mysterious, vast, and tranquil. It is also a system that connects us, this enormous body of water on one side is a different country, place, state, or community, and on the other side is a completely different but connected world.

9. The Stars 

Look up and find some, they are millions of miles away! They offer perspective.

10. Convenience 

We have soooo many conveniences in our daily lives today that we don’t even realize it. We 1000% take it for granted most of the time, things like a refrigerator to keep your food fresh or grabbing coffee at a local coffee shop.

11. Technology 

It is transforming our lives practically by the minute, things we do naturally today, was new 10 years ago, think about streaming music or Netflix.

12. Running water/indoor plumbing

A thing to be grateful for in the biggest way, if you have ever been without running water in your home, you will easily connect with this one… it is mindblowing how this basic commodity can create such hardship. Water is so essential, I would personally rather be without electricity. #RPCV

13. The wheel

Be it on your bicycle, your car, your bus, or your train… for it gave you the ease of getting to where you needed to get to, your wheels are your access to the world.

14. Your home 

The shelter is protection from the elements, the world, and your oasis from a busy hectic world.

Related: 3 Effects of Gratitude On The Brain and Body, According To Science

15. Garbage pickup

Freeing your life from clutter and trash.

16. Your sight 

Adding richness, color, and makes most of what you do in life much easier.

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Meredith Flanagan, LICSW

Meredith Flanagan is a Mental Health Professional (LICSW) with more than 20 years of experience as a social worker, educator, therapist, and community organizer. She has worked in a variety of fields such as domestic violence and crisis intervention, developmental disabilities, healthcare, and public education. Among her proudest achievements is being an RPCV (Returned Peace Corps Volunteer), serving in Ecuador and Honduras. She has been in clinical practice for over 10 years and works primarily with clients who battle depression, anxiety, ADHD, PTSD, and Adjustment Disorder. Meredith has been working in the field of public education for the past 7 years and currently holds a position as a Special Education Administrator. Her passion is turning life’s challenges and roadblocks into opportunities and strengths that drive us forward creating new and exciting possibilities.View Author posts