Very often, we are caught up in a rat race. Time is passing by and it can be really hard just to stop by and focus on things to be thankful for.

If you are focusing on positive aspects and what to be thankful for, instead of negativity – your motivation and self-esteem grow exponentially.

You can develop this is some habit: just to be thankful for what you have. Instead of always being unhappy with what you might have.

Be thankful for what you have. You’ll end up having more.

Don’t look at other fancy lives on Instagram, Snapchat, etc. Focus on yourself and things to be thankful for.

Here is a list of things to be thankful for.

1. Family

We are in this world and where we are today because our parents brought us to the world and they raised us.

There is plenty of positive lessons we have learned from them and hopefully, we are applying them to our lives.

Your close ones can be a fantastic source of energy, inspiration, and thankfulness.

2. Good health

Good health makes us feel good and able to perform better in our daily tasks, but we tend to forget to be grateful for it.

Be thankful for your health.

3. Friends

We all know what true friends make us feel. They encourage us, motivate us and they always want to see us doing great.

So it’s great to take some time and be grateful for them.

Appreciate your friends for who they are and the impacts they have had on your life. Be grateful for all the great moments you have spent with your friends. You can also be thankful to them by being a great friend to them and to others.

In fact, so many people are lonely, without any friends whatsoever. So, be grateful for your friends.

4. Home

Always be thankful for having a place to rest and relax after a hard day.

Whether you live in a rented house or your very own home, be truly thankful for it.

A home makes us feel safe and can give us encouragement and comfort.

At the end of a long day, you go back to your home. Whether you live in a rented house or your very own home, be truly thankful for it.

You can actually help organizations who are committed to helping those without shelter.

5. Laughter

Laughter is such a great blessing that brings great joy.

Be thankful for your own laughter, for the laughter of your children, partner, family, and friends and of anyone.

If you are in a bad mood – just try to laugh.

6. Freedom

Freedom comes with a lot of responsibility.

Personal freedom is hard to achieve but well worth it.

If you have it – you are super lucky.

7. Waking Up

Every day is a new beginning, a new opportunity.

Waking up should never be taken for granted.

It is actually a possibility to start afresh, explore new opportunities and better yourself.

8. A great job

A lot of people struggle to get a job.

And the other part struggles to find a job, which they like.

An enjoyable job – is a big thing, for which you should be thankful.

In fact, you should not view your job as a means to make money, instead, view it as a way to help people. Do that and you will feel grateful for it.

9. All the Lessons in Your Life

Every experience whether good or bad, has in one way or another helped grow and become who we are.

Challenges build us and make us stronger for the next step.

Lessons help us become better and so we should be thankful for them.

10. The Clothes We Wear

For some, clothes are a basic element of life, but still, there are people who don’t have the basics to dress or at least to protect themselves from the environment.

If you have clothes be thankful for them.

If you have clothes that you use, just donate to others who don’t have enough.

11. The Ability to Choose

Having the ability to choose is a great gift. Every day we have the ability to make a choice among so many things.

Doesn’t matter, which choice is it about: your partner, your food, your job or career, your government, etc.

We can choose what will help us better our lives and achieve our goals.

This gift should never be taken for granted. There are so many people on this planet, who just don’t have an ability for a free choice in certain areas of their lives.

12. Clean Food

Most of us have never experienced what it feels to wait in long queues to receive food donations for Red Cross Truck.

Most of us have never experienced what it is like to wait in the back of a restaurant for leftovers.

Food is very essential to the health and life of a person.

Whenever we fed ourselves, remember there are people who don’t have access to clean or even any food. We should be thankful for every opportunity we get to eat clean food.

13. Clean Water

In fact, many people on our planet don’t have access to clean water.

Others have to walk very long distances or pay a lot of money to get one. Be thankful for the clean water that you easily have access to.

Drinking a lot of water is super useful for your health as well!

14. Money

Money might not bring happiness. But, they solve a lot of problems.

If you are fortunate to have money, be thankful for it!

15. Love

Not a lot of people can find real love in their lives. Be thankful for those who love you, for your ability to love and for the love in the entire world.

16. Time

Time can be much more expensive than money.

Appreciate the time you have by being productive and helping others.

17. Pain

Pain is there to show us that there is still a joy to be enjoyed. Without pain, we would never be able to feel the joy in this world.

So, be thankful for pain.

18. Entertainment

Entertainment is such an important part of our lives. If you are entertained by someone or something – be thankful for it.

If you can entertain others – it’s a great gift.

19. Ability to Learn

As human beings, our capacity can extend to as much as we want all because of our ability to learn.

Learning new things feel great, however, it can be challenging sometimes.

Taking up and accomplishing new tasks makes us feel happy and motivates us to go even further. If you are able to learn and accomplish new things, be thankful for that. You’ve got great talent.

20. Mountains

Nobody would want to imagine a world without mountains.

Mountains inspire a lot of us to set aims, high aims. Mountain climbing is similar to achieving these aims – it is super hard during the process, but well worth it in the end.

A planet without mountains? No way!

Be thankful for them.

21. Music

An amazing song, artist or concert can truly change your life.

If you are lucky to encounter such a performance – you will remember those emotions for a whole life.

Music lifts our spirits when we are down and fills our lives with more love. Be thankful for music.

22. Freedom of Speech

Having the ability to express yourself freely, sadly, is only available for a small part of the world.

A lot of developed countries take freedom of speech for granted.

23. Access to The Internet

There are so many reasons to be thankful for the internet.

You can learn anything you want, get entertained and even communicate with your friends and families who are far away.

A lot of undeveloped countries still can’t enjoy the Internet.

24. Your Pet

Love your pet, which makes you so happy sometimes!

25. Holidays

Holidays are usually the most wonderful times of the year. We always yearn for the holidays. During the holidays we get to be together with our families. We should share the joy of holidays with the less fortunate too.

26. Opportunities to Volunteer

If you have an opportunity – try to volunteer at least once. It will be an unforgettable experience!

Volunteering and participating in charitable acts make us feel good and boost our happiness.

27. Oceans

Vast oceans always remind us how big and unique our planet is.

Be thankful for our oceans and sees and make sure to preserve them to forthcoming generations.

28. Books

There are so many books you can read in this world. On any topic.

In fact, in certain periods, you just need one book, which may turn over your view on life, society and inner self. Find and read that book.

More and more amazing books are still being published.

Here are great motivational books.

29. Electricity

Yes, you should be thankful for electricity!

Remember that Thomas Edison guy?

Electricity has really improved how we carry out our operations at home and at work. Electricity gives us power to run machines, light our offices and homes.

30. Medicine

There have been so many advances in modern medicine. Whenever we get sick we go to the hospital and we have medicines prescribed to us. Modern medicine has saved many peoples’ lives. And it’s still not accessible in many undeveloped nations.

30. Yourself

Be thankful for yourself. You deserve all happiness in the world. You are amazing. 😊


Keep calm and be thankful



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