I didn’t realize the importance of gratitude until I was in my 30’s. When I am truly grateful and present in my life, I can appreciate the simple joys of living. It’s always good to have an attitude of gratitude though some of us may find that it takes some work. So, here are 100 things to be grateful for in life today, in no particular order.
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1. Warm bed
There’s nothing better than getting into a warm bed at night, especially in the winter.
2. Home or shelter
I’m glad that I have a place to call home and that I get to share it with my husband and daughter.
3. Food to eat
We can all be grateful for the ability to nourish our bodies with healthy food.
4. Good health
We may have general aches and pains as we age but to have good health with no underlying issues is so amazing.
The person I am today is due to how I was raised and where I come from.
6. Vehicle to drive
I drive a compact car that is seven years old but it gets me from Point A to Point B, and that’s all that matters.
Whether it’s elementary, secondary, higher education, or graduate school, we get to learn!
I didn’t fully appreciate the transition to each season, which brings different cycles of life, until I was an adult.
If you’re like me, I generally resist change but it brings on new chapters and people into my life.
My two cats bring unconditional love, endless company, and cuteness into my life.
Coffee is hands down the best start to every single day.
I love leaving the city and unplugging for a few days. Being in nature is a gift.
There’s nothing like the warmth of a fire on a winter night.
Every person that comes into your life is there for a reason.
As a full-time working mom and wife, I’m grateful for every single bath that I can take.
To be able to smell and enjoy the aromas of a good perfume.
This allows us to do so much in the world and to make it a better, more connected planet.
I’m grateful for the opportunity to be employed and to help others through my work.
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The ability to make wonderful dishes for yourself and others.
It’s fascinating that our minds have the ability to make thoughts, ideas, and creations.
Living in New Mexico, rain is very necessary to nourish the Earth.
23. Dream catchers
The circular web, the shiny colors, the feathers, everything about a dream catcher is magical.
Today, I’m grateful for my cultural heritage and growing up on the Navajo reservation.
I certainly appreciate people in general. We can all learn something from our differences.
We don’t really get to choose our neighbors, so when they are great, it’s something to be grateful for.
I get to experience this world with a clear mind every day.
28. Road trips
No matter where you’re going, it’s usually an adventure and with the people you love.
Getting to experience the minds of others, creativity in motion.
We have some beautiful sunsets in New Mexico.
Purposeful walking is so calming and relaxing.
The beauty of flowers is unrivaled.
We may not get to choose these people but they are the ones we spend the most time with.
I appreciate a system where the people’s right to vote and choose is inherent in a constitution.
For those of us who work 9 to 5 jobs, vacations are glorious.
I didn’t appreciate hiking until I got to see the inner workings of mountains and the beauty of final destinations.
37. Green chile
Roasting green chile at grocery stores brings our New Mexican community together every fall.
I was very close to both of my grandmothers and they provided another layer of care, safety, and security to my life.
The vastness, the beauty, and most definitely the unknown.
40. New Mexico
I moved back to New Mexico after I attended college in California because I love this State.
From birthdays to milestones to events, you can make anything a cause for celebration.
I enjoy the ability to go somewhere and try different types of food.
43. Personal growth
Realizing how much I have grown helps me to be grateful for all the difficulties on my path.
Even though I’ve been married for less than a year, having this one person as my constant supporter in every facet of my life is amazing.
Reading is the gift that keeps on giving; we learn, become inspired, motivated, and more.
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My counselor tells me that it’s a privilege to be able to see a counselor, and it is.
The things I learn and continue to learn because of YouTube, which is free.
48. Clean water
I was never grateful for clean water until I went to places where there was no clean water.
My relationship with clothing has changed over the years but, at a minimum, its purpose is to keep us warm and it also allows us to be part of society. Tell this to my toddler who doesn’t like wearing clothes.
We do this every single day by being alive and experiencing the things around us.
Climbing allows me to overcome personal fears and boosts my self-confidence.
Teachers give, give, give of themselves to guide others.
Meditation teaches me to be present within myself.
The ability to love and receive love may be the most powerful thing on this planet.
Imperfection makes us perfectly human.
For me, spirituality is about how I relate to the world.
I’m grateful for my belief that the universe is ever-expanding and infinite.
Email expands our communication with others at the touch of a button.
My life and my heart changed after having my little girl, all for the better.
Whenever or however they appear to us, I am grateful for other beings that exist. Why not, right?
This is part of the magic of my childhood on the reservation.
62. Sesame Street
This television series has it all for children.
Video calling allows my daughter to have a better relationship with her grandmother.
My husband truly makes life more complete and enjoyable.
65. Washer & dryer
I know what it’s like to not grow up with a washer and dryer in my home, so I am grateful to have a washer and a dryer.
I’m still able to work despite an ongoing global pandemic.
67. U.S. Passport
I am grateful and proud to be a U.S. citizen.
No matter who you are or where you come from, you have a story.
I’m grateful for the patience I have now but it only grew with age, experience, and wisdom.
The ability to relax, be pampered and get a pop of color painted on your toenails.
This is water, electricity, gas, sewer, and trash.
The ability to pray to whomever we want and however we want.
73. Higher power
I’m grateful for the belief that there is something greater than myself in this universe.
As a Cancer, there is no better feeling than to be in the water with marine life.
I grew up playing games like Scrabble and Pictionary and still enjoy them today.
I didn’t know how financially lost I was before I learned how to budget.
77. Farmer’s markets
For me, there’s so much admiration for people who grow food, and to be able to eat those products is great too.
Dance parties, that’s all I have to say.
I’m grateful to heal from whatever life throws my way.
That spark or momentum that gets you up in the morning to do things all day long.
81. Clean air
I’m starting to notice more and more unhealthy air quality warnings in the past couple of years, so I am truly grateful for clean air.
82. Discretionary income
When you carefully budget your money and you have discretionary income.
Be grateful for the change and growth it takes to be able to forgive.
I’m grateful for whatever it is that helps me to try new things, to evolve, and keep going.
When I can stop being so serious and enjoy a good laugh.
I love that we have so much of this in New Mexico.
I appreciate the elusiveness of time. I blink and it’s five years later, it’s wild.
I spent so many years not caring about Christmas but to see the season again through my daughter makes me grateful for it.
The phenomenon of light refraction.
90. Air conditioning
I grew up without air conditioning and it was not a big deal. Now that we have global warming, I am grateful for it.
91. House plants
When I help something to grow, I am truly amazed.
Giving and receiving gifts – the mystery, the surprise, and the love.
Our society dictates that we can relax for two days a week, I’ll take it!
Whether it’s emotional, financial, or mental, I’m grateful for any type of stability.
First of all, learning how to invest and taking an active role in my financial future.
Waiting every fall for football season to roll around.
Knowing that I can get through difficult and challenging times no matter how hard it is.
Finding your purpose is like a true wake-up call.
I’m able to have an outlet for my writing and it might help others.
Finding acceptance in people, places, and things is truly about finding peace and serenity.
There! 100 things to be grateful for in life
When I started this list of 100 things to be grateful for in life, the first 50 or 60 came pretty easily. Then, I let it go for a couple of days, and ideas of gratitude kept coming and flowing. So, I hope this list helps and inspires you.