There are no shortage of studies on the positive effects of having an attitude of being grateful. People who practice gratitude and being thankful for what they have have been known to have higher levels of positive emotions, a stronger immune system, feel less lonely, and have more happiness. Who wouldn’t want all that?
Being grateful everyday is one of the main reasons that I was able to work on overcoming anxiety and facing my fears to travel the world.
Being thankful is not as hard as you may think. Try this:When you notice yourself thinking of something negative, switch it around to what you are grateful for about the situation.
When you are stuck in morning traffic, be grateful for being able to listen to your music for an extra twenty minutes. If your travel partner gets a cold in Malta which botches your dream date night, be thankful for room service. Instead of focusing on how cold it is while walking through the streets of Zurich, be grateful for the warm chestnut stands. If you get lost in San Francisco, missing the opening of the Opera, have gratitude for being able to walk the streets of one of the most beautiful cities in the world.
THERE IS ALWAYS SOMETHING TO BE GRATEFUL FOR—ALWAYS.
Another tip is to start each morning and end each evening by listing five things you are grateful for. In the beginning it will probably be a struggle to come up with a mere five items for this gratitude list (it was for me!), being wrapped up in a world full of fear and negativity can disguise the good in your life.
Did you just drink a deliciously warm cup of coffee? Or did you connect with a friend by text? Or enjoy a heartwarming movie on television?
Can’t think of anything to be thankful for? See the grateful ideas below and add some to your list of things to be thankful for.
Being Grateful: Top 100 Things to Be Thankful For Today
- Aroma Therapy Candles
- Raw cookie dough
- Babies Tiny Fingernails
- Puppies (Especially Puppy Breath)
- Foot Massages
- The Smell of Coffee Brewing
- Starry Nights
- Cuddling With a Warm Pile of Laundry
- Puffy Clouds
- Flushing Toilets
- Hot Chocolate with Baby Marshmallows
- Hot Showers
- Finding Unexpected Money in Your Pockets
- Handwritten Letters
- Spooning in Bed
- Keyboard Shortcuts
- Free Samples
- Fuzzy Socks
- Fall Leaves Changing Colors
- Happy Hour
- Digital Cameras
- Fresh Fruit Smoothies
- Reading a Good Book (here’s the one I wrote — shameless plug)
- Your Health
- Recorded DVR Shows
- Warm Rain
- Sincere Apologies
- The Perfect Pair of Jeans
- The Smell of a BBQ
- A Good Nights Sleep
- Being Loved
- Dark Chocolate Candy Bars
- Waves Crashing on the Beach
- Music that Brings Back Wonderful Memories
- Access to the Internet
- Bear Hugs
- The Ability to Learn Something New
- The Smell of Christmas Trees
- Random Acts of Kindness
- Having Exact Change
- Girls/Boys Nights Out
- The Convenience of Online Shopping
- Eating Dessert First
- Farmers Markets
- Good Hair Days
- Not Having to Set an Alarm
- Picturesque Waterfalls
- Long Weekends
- Wearing Your Favorite Scent (Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue for me!)
- Date Nights
- Indoor Plumbing
- Home Cooked Meals
- Burnt Orange Sunsets
- A Pile of Leaves to Jump In
- The Snooze Button
- The Perfect Playlist
- Lavender Fields in Bloom
- Uncontrollable Laughs
- Sleeping In
- Your Significant Other
- Good Conversations
- Old Photographs
- Birds Chirping in the Morning
- Fluffy Down Pillows
- A Funny Joke
- New Experiences
- Rocking Chairs
- Food Trucks
- Sweet Dreams
- Infinity Pools
- 24-Hour Restaurants
- Sweet Surprises
- Drinking Straight From a Coconut
- Napping in a Hammock
- Noise Canceling Headphones (these Bose are the bomb!)
- Thermal Spas
- Wraparound House Porches
- Clean Sheets
- Dollar Stores
- Animal Sanctuaries
- The Change of Seasons
- A Rainy Day Drinking Hot Tea
- Movie Marathons
- A Good Glass of Wine
- Picnics in the Park
- Homemade Pasta
- Quaint Towns with Cobbled Streets
- Heart Emojis
- The Smell of Freshly Baked Cookies
- Bucket Lists — of course (see my bucket list)
What are you thankful for today? Hopefully you are now inspired to write a list of what you are grateful for each day and that it will add to your positivity.
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8 thoughts on “Being Grateful: 100 Things to Be Thankful For Today”
First of all, i would like to thank you for giving us this cool list that we did in day-to-day life. I think the most important and responsible thing to which we should thankful is God and you have forgotten to mention them. Thanks for sharing this post.
This is an amazing post, glad to read this. Really these are the things for which we should very grateful.
Thanks for the inspirations!
There’s truly a lot of things to be grateful for – from simple to life-changing things.. It’s just that sometimes they get overshadowed by our fears or negative thoughts.. But my greatest reminder of gratitude would be at the beginning of every day, I get to wake up and have another chance to be closer to goals.. that as the day starts, I already have the most wonderful thing to be grateful for – God took the time to wake me up :) Thanks for writing this and inspiring people :D
I love what you said about being grateful to wake up and have another chance at reaching your goals. That’s how i feel every morning too :)
For God ,The miracle of life love compassion and all that is you,inspiration when we do an act of kindness for anyone or all,And the good lord above sent me here as a reminder of my sister in Heaven today YOU SEE HER NAME WAS ANNETTE.Happy Thanksgiving to you and all
Great post and thank you for sharing a daily to be grateful list – ?
Thank you for the list of wonderful things we love to be grateful for. I think I’ll start writing daily gratitude lists. Thank you again x