The holidays are a time to sit back and think about the good things in your world. It is a time to be thankful for what you have and for what simply “being alive” has given you. It is a time to fall in love with life , to spread the love, and show the world what kind of a person you really are.
I believe that everyone should keep a list of what they are thankful for in their lives, and here are 50 things to keep in mind when creating yours.
1. Your Family
Your family will always be there when you fall down, when you screw up, or when you just need someone to tell you everything will be ok.
2. Your Friends
Great friends will be there for you to keep your life entertaining and to help you overcome your obstacles.
Nature is a wonderful thing, the trees and mountains make the landscape beautiful, they can calm you down when you are stressed and the trees can provide many medical breakthroughs to help you stay healthy as well.
Think about all the wonderful memories you have created in life. That is something nobody can ever take away from you, and it can give you much more joy in life.
5. Your Present
You are fully in control of what happens to you in this moment, What you decide to do will impact your future and others. That’s a lot of power, use it wisely, but enjoy life as well.
6. Your Future
You can do whatever you want in life. You still have a future, and still have many more memories to make.
7. Sense Of Sight
Think of how amazing it is that we can see the world around us. Not everyone has good eyesight, so if you do, enjoy it.
8. Sense Of Smell
flowers, perfume, fragrances, none of these would give us pleasure without a sense of smell.
9. Sense of Hearing
Without your sense of hearing it’d be hard to communicate and you’d miss so much.
10. Sense of Touch
The sense of touch gives us pleasure and makes life fun.
11. Sense of Taste
Where would we be without our sense of taste? Think about your favorite foods, mine are cheesecake, fruits, and pumpkin pie, without my sense of taste I’d never get pleasure from them.
12. Opposable Thumbs
Without Opposable thumbs we couldn’t build things, we wouldn’t have houses, cars, or technology.
It’s simply amazing that my cell phone allows me to be in Missouri, talk to my mom in California, my Dad in Texas, and my friend in Georgia all in the same day.
14. Human Intelligence
Not only does intelligence allow us to create a better life for ourselves, it also makes life more interesting.
15. Water System
Think about how amazing it is we even have a sewer system. Without it our waste would simply fall where it does and diseases would be a lot more common.
We have come a long way since living in caves. Without 4 walls and a roof, we’d all be trapped in the rain and snow in the winter and the blazing hot sun in the summer.
Regardless of who you are or what you do, you will always have opportunities in life, be thankful for them and take a few chances.
Pets make life more enjoyable they are like kids and can cheer you up when you are down.
19. The World
The World Is A Big Place, There is so much to see and do. Take advantage of it and enjoy it while you are here.
20. Your Body
Your body allows you to move around and enjoy life. Without it you’d have no way of experiencing this earth, so be thankful for it and take good care of it.
21. Human Kindness
There may be some bad in the world, but the bad is trumped by the amount of kindness that people will bring to the table.
22. The Internet
You wouldn’t be reading this right now without the internet. You wouldn’t be able to look up information, and interact with strangers anywhere near as efficiently as you would without it.
We all enjoy movies now and then, it’s nice to relax with your family and pull out a bucket of popcorn.
Love is an amazing thing and there is so much of it on this earth. Find people as passions to fall in love with and you will be happy for the rest of your life.
It’s amazing how easy it is to travel across the world and see new things. That is a feat that wasn’t available in the past, so take advantage of it and see the world.
Cars make our life much easier, they allow you to travel across the world and give us the independence that we need to grow up.
Be thankful for whatever job or career that you have, even if you plan on doing something else in your life, be thankful for what you have now.
Music makes life enjoyable. It helps us relieve stress and just leave everything else behind.
Sometimes we don’t like to admit we’ve made mistakes in the past, but without them we wouldn’t have learned anything. Sometimes we need to make mistakes to grow, so be thankful for the ones you have already made, because you won’t be making them again in the future.
Where would we be without our jokes and laughter? Enjoy life, live it up, and don’t forget to have a sense of humor.
Life will always come with challenges, but that is what makes life entertaining. Use it to grow and to thrive.
32. The Fact That We Are Alive
Think of how amazing it is that we are alive in the first place to experience this world. One small change in physics and that wouldn’t even be possible.
Without inventors we wouldn’t have the modern conveniences that we have today. Be thankful they existed and be thankful for what they brought into the world.
Kids are fun, they cheer us up when we are down, and they give our lives meaning. Never forget that somewhere inside of you there is a kid who still sees the world as an amazing place.
Without clothing life would be harder and it would be impossible to go outside in the cold.
Be thankful that we have holidays to take our minds away from work and to simply enjoy the world. We all need a break to have fun.
37. Thanks Giving
Be thankful that at least one day a year we can get together with people we may not always see and have a feast.
Christmas is a holiday that brings out the best in people. It brings close ones together and encourages strangers to be kind to one another.
39. Lazy Days
Being on the go in fun, but having a day without any responsibilities can be fun as well.
Museums help us expand our mind and grow. Be thankful for them.
Art can teach us how to focus on something and to do our best. It can also help us appreciate other’s hard work and shock us a little about what really is possible.
42. Hugs And Kisses
Sometimes we just need to give someone a hug and to let them know how much they mean to us.
Without water, there would be no life. We couldn’t exist, be thankful for it because it really is a miracle that it even exist.
44. Camping Stories
We all have those stories about the campfire that we will always remember.
Parents are people who will always be there for you and always put you in front of their own needs. They do a lot for their kids so be thankful for it and return the favor if they need you to.
We all have our own favorite foods. We all have foods that we are passionate about, enjoy them and indulge yourself every now and then.
47. Your Significant Other
Your significant other will always be there for you to help you get through the good times and the bad times. Love them and respect their needs.
Without goals nothing goets done. Enjoy the fact that we can have goals in life and we can push forward.
Even if you have a disease, enjoy that you are healthy enough at this moment to read this post and to do something in your life right now. Enjoy your health while you can, because there are plenty of people lying in a hospital bed right now without that privilege.
50. You Are The Only One Like You
Nobody else can replace you, you are the only person with your genes and specific thoughts. Enjoy that and give the world something positive to say about you.
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