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10 Things that Deserve my Gratitude Everyday

Updated on July 31, 2012

Why Be Grateful?

In an effort to appreciate everyday, I have compiled a list of things for which I am grateful. I want to remind myself that life is not just about getting by from day to day in an effort to acheive something better. It is also about recognizing what you already have and giving it the attention and gratitude it deserves.

Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.

-William Arthur Ward


My List


1. My Children. They have been the source of a lot of tears but also my greatest source of joy and without them my life would have no color. Black and white would be too boring.

2. My husband. He works hard to provide our family with what we need and is here for us every day.

3. Our home. At this time, there are so many people without a place of their own due to the economy and I am truly grateful to have a home that is comfortable and in a safe community.

4. My health. I may not be at my best physically but I have taken for granted my ability to move as I please without pain or sickness.

5. My mom. We have not always gotten along but having her in my life as an adult makes me appreciate her so much more than I did as a child, I like most kids took her for granted.

6. My freedom. So many women in other countries do not have the option of being who they want to be and going where they want to go and I am grateful to live in a country where I can choose my own path.

7. My sisters. They are my best link to my past and they can always make me feel better when I'm feeling down.

8. Hot water. Hot shower, enough said.

9. Washer and dryer. I have done without them before due to breaking down during rough financial times when I couldn't replace them. I am eternally grateful to not have to scrub my clothes like the good ole days.

10. Another day. It is always a blessing to be given one more day because it offers one more opportunity to look at your life and see all the beauty it actually holds.


One Final Thought

It is so easy to get caught up in the day to day routine and forget that along with all the hard times, there is always something for which we should be grateful. Taking time to acknowledge it can make a big difference in how you see your life. If you find one thing everyday that adds value to your life, you should take a minute to really appreciate it. You never know how long you'll have it.


Are You Grateful?

Do take the time everyday to appreciate atleast one blessing in your life?

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      Lisa Palmer 5 years ago from Attapulgus GA

      Thanks for reading jen. I really appreciate it.

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      jenbeach21 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Expressing gratitude is one of the best habits to get into. Thank you for sharing yours.

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      Lisa Palmer 5 years ago from Attapulgus GA

      @ maddam..thank you and I'm sure your notebook will be full before you know it

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      Lisa Palmer 5 years ago from Attapulgus GA

      Glad to hear that brackenb..and thanks

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      brackenb 5 years ago

      Great hub - I don't take time to count my blessings often but I will make more effort now. Thank you.

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      Marie V Stephens 5 years ago from New Mexico

      Great hub! I think that gratitude is the start to healing all of life's problems. I now keep a small notebook next to my bed and write down five things which I am grateful for every day! Today this hub will be on my list:) thanks

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      Lisa Palmer 5 years ago from Attapulgus GA

      Thank you Docmo..

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      Mohan Kumar 5 years ago from UK

      Simply beautiful. Each one of us should do such a heartfelt 'thanksgiving' hub. You've captured the things we take for granted that many don't have, very well and spot on about how we should e press gratitude. Well done.

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      Lisa Palmer 5 years ago from Attapulgus GA

      thanks for reading and commenting billy. I wish everyone would recognize how much they actually have to be grateful for. Seems most people are too busy trying to accumulate more without ever appreciating what they have right now.

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I absolutely love my life and every day I have been given. Gratitude is easy for me. Thank you for this great thanksgiving list.

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      Lisa Palmer 5 years ago from Attapulgus GA

      thanks marsei.

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      Lisa Palmer 5 years ago from Attapulgus GA

      thanks starmom

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      Lisa Palmer 5 years ago from Attapulgus GA

      @savingkathy thanks I only have 9 days and 9 hubs to go

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      Lisa Palmer 5 years ago from Attapulgus GA

      Thank you so much Stressily

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      Sue Pratt 5 years ago from New Orleans

      What a great hub. We all have so much and take so much of it for granted. I have a friend who, on bad days, says she is grateful for indoor plumbing. We laugh, but think of all the people in the world who would be thrilled to have it.

      Wonderful hub and I'm sure you raised everyone's consciousness for the day.

      marsei

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      Starmom41 5 years ago

      right on! great hub!!!

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      Kathy Sima 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      What a great hub. You're absolutely right - we all have so much to be grateful for, but we need to take the time to appreciate them. Thanks for sharing, and good luck on completing the 10/10/10 hub challenge.

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      stessily 5 years ago

      slackermom, You've expressed gratitude in a wonderfully straightforward list. There's at least one thing, or more, on your list to which everyone should be able to relate and to say, "yes, so true."

      I especially appreciate your closing sentences: "If you find one thing everyday that adds value to your life, you should take a minute to really appreciate it. You never know how long you'll have it."

      Beautifully expressed, beautifully presented. All the votes.

      Appreciatively, Stessily