25 Reasons to Be Grateful Today

It's sometimes hard to look around us and find something to be grateful for. But there are so many little blessings that make our life worthwhile! Looking for them will help us develop a grateful heart and increase the joy of our blessings tremendously. Need something to be grateful for today? Consider these...

  1. Life itself. The blessing of being alive, of breathing and thinking. Never take it for granted!
  2. Health. This one becomes more precious only when you lose it. But good health is truly a blessing to give thanks for.
  3. Family. Our children, grandchildren, parents, siblings, and spouses. Even extended family make life worthwhile and worth living.
  4. Your five senses—hearing, touch, sight, taste, and smell. Can you imagine a life without these blessings? Even losing one of them is a heartache. Combined, they fill our lives with... life!
  5. Work. While we sometimes fuss and wish we didn't have to work, the blessing of a job to provide for our family is definitely something to be grateful for in these uncertain economic times.
  6. Sunshine. Think of the joy of walking outside and letting the sun kiss your face... hmm... can you feel it?
  7. Rain. Although it seldom comes at what we consider the "right" time, rain is so necessary to our very survival. Thank goodness we have it!
  8. Food. So many in the world don't have enough to eat. What a blessing it is for those who do!
  9. Loving relationships. The old song says, "love makes the world go 'round." How true it is! Be thankful for the love in your life.
  10. Friends. Friends are the family we choose to love. And how wonderful they are!
  11. Hugs. A loving touch can remove sadness, uplift a spirit, and heal a heartache. Definitely something to be grateful for.
  12. Freedom. The freedom to live and breathe and think your own thoughts is one of the greatest joys in the world.
  13. A home. It doesn't have to be large or even impressive, but a home filled with love and laughter is a comfort for the soul. Give thanks for yours!
  14. Your education. Many people underestimate the value of education but those who've acquired it know what a blessing it is.
  15. Kindness. Only when faced with the opposite—unkindness—can we truly appreciate the kindness we're shown by others.
  16. The future. Hope for the future is what gives us strength for the day. Be thankful for what the future may hold.
  17. Memories. While we certainly don't want to dwell in the past, an occasional visit down Memory Lane can be a good thing.
  18. Laughter. There seldom seems to be enough laughter in our lives so enjoy it where you find it and give thanks that it touched your life.
  19. Pets. Some people would have no one to talk to all day long if not for a loving pet.
  20. Honesty. Truth is hard to come by in the world we live in. That's why it's such a blessing when we do find it.
  21. Hobbies. Whether it's reading, crafting, woodworking, skydiving, or fishing, our hobbies, and pastimes are often the most enjoyable time of the day. They're certainly worth being grateful for.
  22. Nature. The trees rustling in the breeze, a gentle stream, squirrels, and rabbits scurrying around the yard. Give thanks for the beauty and comfort nature brings.
  23. Color. What a boring world this would be without color! Reds, blues, greens, yellows... even black and white make the world visually attractive and interesting.
  24. Music. The sound of music (no pun intended) has an almost mystical, supernatural effect on the human psyche. Think about how good the music you enjoy makes you feel. That's something to be thankful for.
  25. Trials. While we never enjoy them, trials and struggles strengthen us and make us better people.

Living life with gratitude will help you find contentment and comfort no matter what the day may hold. Search for your own reasons to be thankful today... your whole attitude and demeanor will be changed!