When you focus on things to be grateful for, you naturally get more of what you are grateful for. Gratitude is one of the healthiest emotions for your body. It sends chemicals through your body that encourage revitalization and calmness. Focusing on gratitude also activates your reticular activation system: the part of your brain that notices things that are similar to what you’re giving importance to.
We are blessed to live in a world where we get more of what we focus on. When you are stuck focusing on things you don’t want, you will naturally make decisions based on insecurity and fear because your brain is tuned into the frequency of it.
However, when you focus on what you do want, your body and brain react similarly, leading you to make decisions based on hope, love, and gratitude.
By focusing on gratitude, you put yourself into a state of already having everything you want and need, instead of feeling lack. When you feel whole, you broadcast this frequency, attracting more of it, and you also notice more things similar to what you’re grateful for.
That is why it is so important to keep your mind on things to be grateful for. Even the little ones or stuff we take for granted.
You may be wondering, what should I be thankful for? Here is an exhaustive list of 101 things to be grateful for that you can focus on today to start attracting more of what you desire.
Don’t forget; it doesn’t really matter how big something is you are grateful for, it’s all about the feeling itself. Your subconscious mind can’t distinguish why you feel that way; it just needs you to feel it.
Having health and vitality to live your life comfortably is something that should never be taken for granted.
A Loving Family
Your family will always be there for you. No matter what happens, you will always have your family.
Another Day of Being Alive
You never know when your last day will be, so definitely add every day to the list of things to be grateful for.
A Reliable and Comfortable Home
Somewhere to sleep, cook meals, and rest is a huge blessing in life that some people don’t enjoy.
Being able to take care of yourself offers independence and freedom.
Loving friends help provide you with connection, a basic human need, and offer you people to do things with to make life more enjoyable.
Having a pet around the house creates joy, and usually a little bit of laughter as well.
Having memories of fun experiences allows you to recall those emotions whenever you want. How about making a list with experiences you had, full of unique things to be thankful for?
Ability to Learn
Being able to learn new skills allows you to earn more money and make life better for yourself and others.
A Cup of Coffee in The Morning
Taking a moment to sit with a hot coffee in the morning can allow you to prepare for the day and give you a little boost. And while having your coffee, take some time to think of all the things to be grateful for.
A Cup of Tea in The Afternoon
Taking a break to reset in the afternoon with a healthy snack can push you through to the end with more energy.
A Few Moments to Relax
If you ever have a few moments while you’re waiting, you can always use them to breathe and relax. You should add this to the list of things to be thankful for.
Having a loving partner can give you so much joy. Someone to share things with, someone to hold, and someone to rely on when you’re down.
A Cell Phone
Having a means of communication allows you to stay connected and can keep you safe in some situations.
If you’ve got somewhere comfortable to sleep, you’re more fortunate than most people who have ever lived. My boxspring is definitely on my gratitude list, and one thing I look forward too after every trip.
Much of the world still has no running water. It makes our lives much more convenient and comfortable.
Having access to healthy food gives you the option to live longer and feel better every day. That should be reason enough to add it to the list of things to be grateful for, don’t you think so too?
Having a fridge at home helps keep your food edible for longer and keeps liquids nice and cold.
And the countless benefits we experience because of it.
The Ability to Read and Write
Being able to read and write allows you to learn and communicate concisely, that’s a great point to add to your gratitude list.
Eyes, Hands, Feet, and Ears
The use of your limbs and any other part of your body may not be noticeable most of the time, but if you didn’t have it, you would notice massive inconvenience.
Any sport, instrument, or activity you love makes life a lot more enjoyable and immersive. So they are great things for your list of things to be grateful for.
Your Favorite Books
Books can be a wonderful way to relax or a form of entertainment that adds depth to life.
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Movies take us on emotional adventures and allow us to share stories with other people.
Taking a hot shower or bath is a huge blessing that relaxes you and keeps you hygienic.
A Toothbrush and Toothpaste
Fresh breath and clean teeth go a long way in creating health and happiness.
Keeping yourself neat and tidy allows you to be more presentable for jobs or romantic opportunities.
Access to Healthcare
If you have access to healthcare, you are extremely lucky.
Clothes can keep you warm and comfortable but also offer a form of self-expression and style.
Music allows you to immerse yourself and feel emotions that move you and connect with others.
Headphones or Speakers
Of course, listening to music on higher-quality speakers is always nice.
Freedom to Travel
Traveling is an amazingly fun and nurturing experience.
Freedom of Belief
Religious or expression of belief is a blessing that allows you to be who you truly are and connect deeply with a higher source.
Having a day off to relax and recharge is one of the most important things in keeping busy and productive.
Those days when you’re in the zone and getting things done, feel fantastic, and move you closer to your dream life.
Personal accomplishment gives you a sense of joy and pride in life.
Cars, trains, and busses allow us to go further and get there quicker.
Lessons From Past Mistakes
Learning from your mistakes is a huge part of life. If you’ve painfully learned a valuable lesson, that is something to be thankful for.
Going for a Walk in Nature
Nature walks are a healthy and fun way to relax and connect with the earth.
Who doesn’t love waking up in the great outdoors and enjoying the silence?
Having a garden allows you to grow your own food and plants to brighten up your home.
Going for a Drive
Getting out of the house and changing your scenery allows you to appreciate the beauty of our world.
Going to see somewhere new, or just having a good amount of time to relax revitalizes and gives you better health.
Having projects we’re excited to work on gives our days meaning and passion.
Skills allow you to enjoy sports, music, or artistic practices and get into a state of flow.
If you’re able to communicate with people, you can connect and progress massively in life.
Being able to speak English is a huge blessing. If you know multiple major languages, you can communicate effectively with many more people.
Your Love Life
This can be one of the most nourishing facets of life.
Your Sex Life
The deepest level of connection between partners happens with healthy sex life.
Making financial progress and gaining more stability will allow you to experience more freedom in life.
If you’re getting into better shape or exercising regularly, you are doing your body and mind a huge favor.
Letting go of the Past
If you’ve been able to let go of painful emotions or insecurities, you can be more free and relaxed.
Mental or Emotional Progress
Becoming stronger or more open mentally and emotionally can give you a much more enriched life.
Quitting a Bad Habit
If you’ve quit something that was bad for you, then you are free from the bonds you were once in.
Starting New Habits
Implementing new healthy habits can make your life a lot more healthy and successful.
The Ability to Improve
Improving yourself allows you to enjoy life at a deeper level.
The Choice of Happiness
Happiness is a choice, and you can choose to be happy no matter what.
Life Lessons from a Grandparent
Wisdom passed down from our elders is a priceless gift.
Living in a peaceful country allows you to go about your life without fear.
The Ability to Eat and Drink on Your Own
Some people are unable to feed themselves. If you can, it is a blessing to have that freedom.
If you’re young, you’ve got more time. If you’re older, you have wisdom, memories, and experience.
Nature is so beautiful and harmonious and provides us with everything we need.
Technology has made our lives much more convenient, fun, and safe.
A Joyful Activity
Be thankful for something you do that brings you joy and peace.
A Shareable Activity
Anything you can do that brings you closer to other people and allows you to have fun.
Being Happy Alone
Many people are co-dependent. If you’re happy when you’re alone, you will always have everything you need.
A Job You Enjoy
Most people do not enjoy their work. If you have a job you enjoy, you’re way ahead.
If you have started your own business, you have the power to create the income and the life you desire.
Or your bike, or shoes, or skateboard. Whatever you use to get you to and from your daily duties safely and quickly.
We all need clean drinking water and the ability to keep ourselves clean.
Using a computer, you can achieve much more than many others who do not have the luxury.
Going on adventures expands your awareness and gives you memorable, joyful experiences.
Learning a New Skill
Learning new things lets you become a better person and gives you advantages in the job market.
Time is our most precious resource. You can always choose to use it wisely. And always be grateful for.
Whether you have forgiven or received forgiveness, it is an important part of learning and growing.
Having safe and clean markets to buy food gives you more options for a healthy lifestyle.
Restaurants allow you to enjoy good food and drinks with people you like spending time with. I love great food, so this shows up in my gratitude journal often. How about you?
Your Favorite Cafe
Going to your favorite cafe and having a coffee offers a ton of joy and belonging in a community.
Laying Down in The Sun
Does anything feel better than a good sun soak? So add it to your gratitude list.
The Sound of Rain
Sometimes it is the simplest pleasures that bring us the most peace and joy.
The Smell of Spring
Or any pleasant smell that brings you peace. Imagine a morning stroll in spring weather, thinking about all the things you are thankful for… Lovely!
The Perfection of Nature
Nature is designed to give us everything we need. We are connected to it, and it nourishes us in every way.
Being able to swim is a lot of fun and can keep you nice and cool on a hot day. I visit the pool most mornings, so swimming is definitely on my list of things to be thankful for.
The Ability to Dance, Sing, or Play
Expressing yourself physically is a wonderful way to reduce stress and connect with others.
Days Spent with Your Best Friends
Spending time with those who nourish and energize you is so important, and for most people, on top of the list things to be grateful for.
Having Great Friends
Connecting with people and enjoying activities together is one of the most valuable parts of life.
Having strong beliefs or convictions allows you to have passion and depth in life.
A Growth Mindset
If you believe it, you can change any circumstance in your life for the better. If that isn’t an amazing point to add to your gratitude list?
The Power of Your Thoughts
You can change anything by thinking differently about it. So this helps you to find even more things to be grateful for.
Buying Something New
New clothes, a new car, or something for the home can give you a little bit of extra excitement.
You need to learn to love yourself. You’re the closest person you’ll ever have.
Being loved by another person is a beautiful blessing.
Exercise keeps you healthy mentally and physically and can be a lot of fun.
Reduces stress and causes deep relaxation, which leads to health.
Meditation is an exercise for the brain. It can keep you healthier, happier, and calmer.
People who had come before us and passed down lessons that enrich our lives.
When we as a people learn to accept each other better, everyone wins.
Ability to Share Information
This leads to a better-informed population and connection among people.
The internet has given us the ability to do way more than we could have ever done without. And without it, you could not read this list of things to be grateful for…
Advancements in technology make our lives more fun and aid in healthcare and other services.
At all times, you can be thankful for the present moment, the breath you breathe, and the life you have.
As you can see, there are tons of things to be grateful for. I’m sure you can come up with plenty of your own that are not on this list.
The more you focus on what you’re thankful for, the more you will see more catalysts for joy in your life. So after reading this list you should never ask yourself “what should I be thankful for” again.
Gratitude is the most powerful emotion in the manifesting process, to learn more read my guide on the power of gratitude in manifesting.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Mia Fox is a bestselling author, founder & CEO of the SelfMadeLadies Community. After a decade as an NLP coach, helping women to overcome their abundance blocks and turning big dreams into reality, she started her manifestation blog in 2018. Since then, she has helped millions of readers with her practical manifesting tips, and wrote her bestselling manifestation book “Become the CEO of Your Dream Life,” which turned into an award-winning transformational program, teaching students in over 222 countries worldwide how they can transform their lives with self-coaching. Read more about Mia Fox here.
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