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Top 10 Awesome Things We Take For Granted Every Day

Updated on September 6, 2013

Every day your alarm goes off.

You hit snooze, open your eyes and sleepily sit up. Slip on your slippers, throw on your gown and drag your feet to the kettle. You make some coffee, pick an outfit for the day, wash your face, brush your teeth, shower and comb your hair.

You leave the house, drive to work, sit in traffic, swear in traffic, get to work, go to your office and start the day.

Every day the sun rises.

You open your eyes and can see. Your dog brings your slippers, licks your hand affectionately and follows you to the kettle. You make coffee because you love the way it smells in the morning, open your wardrobe and spend 20 minutes deciding what to wear because you have that many choices. You feel the comfort of warm water on your cold hands and breathe in the soapy smell as you wash your face, taste the minty freshness of toothpaste on your teeth and play with that weird strand of hair that just won’t stay in place. You smile at yourself in the mirror.

Pet your dog goodbye, use the knowledge you spent hours learning to move a machine that gives you the freedom to travel, pull up in traffic next to an old lady who smiles at you and watch a kid skipping to school, get to work where someone once recognized skills in you that they were willing to pay for, sit at your desk and use your talents to accomplish tasks that only you could do your way.

The way we see the world is the way we experience it.

In the rush of running our lives there are so many things we forget to appreciate, so take a step back and give yourself time to notice these top ten awesome things!


1. People

That warm fuzzy familiar feeling when you realize all moms say the same things with the same good intentions, “I’m the mother, that’s why!”

Realizing how useful Dad’s helpful advice really was, admiring the way your best friend can make you laugh at everything…when a colleague turns a boring day into a brilliant one or a stranger’s sincere thank you after a random act of kindness.

Dads useful advice

2. Early Mornings

Getting up first thing, walking outside and watching the world wake up.

Taking a deep breath of fresh air, listening to the birds sing and noticing dew drops on leaves as the sky changes from icy grey to pink, orange, yellow and blue.

3. Choices

Cappuccino, latte, espresso, Mocha, Machiatto, black coffee, iced coffee, decaf or non-fat? Drinks with friends or movies in bed? A career as an architect, engineer, writer, artist, painter, assistant, manager, programmer or journalist? A trip to Asia, Europe, America or around the world?!

Happy or sad?

4. Senses

Seeing an artist at work , hearing a wave crash on the beach, feeling the sand between your toes or stroking a fluffy kitten’s soft fur… hot chocolate pudding after a good meal and the smell of freshly cut grass.

5. Talents

The feeling you get after realizing you’re doing what you’re meant to be doing – and doing it well. Being an artist, musician, mathematical genius, philanthropist or a great teacher. Knowing that you’re not wasting the talent you’ve been given, showing what you have to offer, developing and nurturing your gift and giving it to the world.

6. Opportunities

How the most random things lead to awesome opportunities like a job offer, the chance to help someone, make a new friend or change your lifestyle. The rush of taking advantage of every opportunity and showing people that you have what it takes!

7. Needs

The awesome fact that you’re able to take care of basic necessities so well that you hardly notice them. To breathe you take a breath, when you’re hungry you eat, when you’re tired you sleep and when you’re cold you’re able to warm yourself up.

8. Ourselves

Out of 7 billion people, there is no one else even remotely like you.

The way you walk, talk and interact with people is totally unique - there never is, was or will ever be another you.

9. Happiness

You have someone, somewhere that can make you smile – even if it’s just the dentist or your dog when he does that thing.

10. Time

There are 60 minutes, 3600 seconds and 3.6 million milliseconds in an hour. You have all the time you need to do everything you ever wanted.

The world is full of awesome little things we forget to appreciate. Don't!

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      erorantes@yahoo 3 years ago

      This is a beautiful hub. I like your article jetstream . Thank you for your tips of how to appreciate things and people.

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      Connie S Owens 3 years ago from El Cajon, CA

      This is awesome, perfect and inspirational. What a grand idea. Sharing on my social sites now.

      Talent is awesome.

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      The Jetstream 3 years ago from South Africa

      Thank you so much. It would be much appreciated if you could share it with friends and family.

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      NickyVee 3 years ago

      I love this article! Every point made me smile. This was a very timely read :)