Gratitude is the Best Attitude
There are so many unique things to be thankful for each day.
Implementing a gratitude practice has been an essential part of my journey towards simpler living. My recent mantra is: more joy, less stress. And gratitude helps me achieve that goal!
Having an attitude of gratitude shifts your mindset from “look what everyone else has” to “look how much I have”. There is always something to be thankful for if you take the time to look for it. But, hey…I totally get it, sometimes it can be hard to think beyond the basics. I know you’re already thankful for your family, friends, and health. Me too!!
But after the basics, what are you thankful for? I know sometimes we all have brain block and just can’t come up with anything specific or unique, which is why I’ve put together a list of 100 unique things to be thankful for. I’ve found when I’m in a slump, reading someone else’s gratitude list often inspires me and helps me come up with my own ideas.
So…let’s go! What are you grateful for today?
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100 Unique Things to Be Thankful For:
If you’re new on a personal growth journey, you’ll quickly learn that experts all agree that a daily gratitude practice has so many benefits. From a more positive attitude to sleeping better, gratitude is an easy way to increase your well being and overall happiness. From funny things to be thankful for to the more random and unique, here’s what I’m thankful for.
- coffee…always coffee
- morning walks
- a dishwasher…I hate doing dishes.
- air conditioning (it’s like 100 degrees here today!)
- sleeping in
- a hug
- food delivery
- a hot shower
- clean sheets
- a good book…currently obsessed with Audible.
- warm towels
- random acts of kindness
- amazon prime
- a good movie
- agenda free days
- comfort food
- fresh air
- sunsets and sunrises
Read more on the science behind gratitude.
- animals (my sweet pup!)
- trying new things
- being in nature
- emojis…they just make me happy!
- slow easy days
- sweet treats
- fresh flowers
- smart phones
- a warm bath
- flip flops
- the beach
- memes & GIFs
- movie theater popcorn
- a clean car
- comfy clothes…AKA leggings
- a pedicure
- lunch dates
- everyday adventures
- a good sharpened pencil
- good weather days
A few more things to be grateful for:
- home cooked meals (that everyone in the family actually likes!)
- rhythms and routines
- a good conversation
- goals…it’s always good to have goals
- the unsubscribe/ unfollow option…for real y’all, use it!
- a good motivational podcast
- street art
- bucket lists
- learning a new skill
- dance parties
- s’mores by a campfire
- water balloons
- a positive mindset
- road trips
- second chances
- my apple watch (it truly keeps me moving!)
- Target runs
- a great neighborhood to raise my kids in
- changing of seasons
- Pinterest (I really love Pinterest, always have! Plus it’s really helpful.)
- pictures…the only true essential souvenir.
- a clean house!
A Daily Gratitude List
- warm brownies with ice cream
- clean water
- farmers markets
- cozy blankets
- mexican food and margaritas
- quiet moments of reflection
- the ability to make money (a paycheck is always a good thing!)
- love notes
- rainy days
- our planet
- GPS (modern technology is amazing!)
- electricity and a roof over my head
- spellcheck/ auto correct
- the snooze button
- a new day
- life lessons
So…that’s it. That’s the list of 100 things to be thankful for! Phew! LOL.
So honestly, I don’t actually recommend making a giant list like this very often. It’s more effective to write down five things you’re grateful for each morning or evening. Think about yesterday. What happened? What are you thankful for? Even if it was a bad day, try to find something that was good and focus on that. Some days the list flows so easily, other days you have to work a little harder.
Being Grateful: Have a Gratitude Attitude
Y’all I can’t even help myself. I just love the saying “gratitude attitude.” The words literally make me smile!
By definition, gratitude means:
the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness
Life isn’t always sunshine and rainbows. We all know that. When things don’t go as planned, it can be easy to focus on the negative. I’m here to challenge you to acknowledge the negative and then try to find the positive.
So what’s on your gratitude list? Share with me in the comments below or let’s connect over on Instagram. It’s my favorite place to hang out these days!