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Gratitude, A Short List

Updated on October 10, 2014


Being grateful for everything, brings great things in your life.

There are so many things, big or small that we can be grateful for in our lives, one tend to forget about them from time to time. Just for instance, you are breathing, it's something to be grateful for, or there's someone that loves you, the list can go on and on.

Being grateful for all the things in your life, and by focusing on the good things and not the bad, will bring more good thing in your life, more things to be grateful for, which means in the end you will be at peace and happy.

Albert Einstein once said: There are two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.

Love the moment, and the energy of that moment will spread beyond all boundaries. Corita Kent, 1928-1986.

What is a Gratitude list?

This is a list of small or big things to be grateful for, make a pick, or choose your own not listed here and start with that to be grateful for, even if it is just one a day, two the next day and so on. Before you know it it will be a second nature.

I challenge you.

Make a list of what you are grateful for, and see how it grows. This is a fun way to see your progress over time, you'll notice great things you've added that wasn't there in your life before, in the end you'll see there is nothing or very less of the "bad" things left in your life, because there won't be any room left for it.

Happiness is within us

The Gratitude List

I'm grateful for: Being alive.

I'm grateful for: The air I'm breathing.

I'm grateful for: Food to eat.

I'm grateful for: Water to drink.

I'm grateful for: A bed to sleep in.

I'm grateful for: A roof over my head.

I'm grateful for: Clothes to wear.

I'm grateful for: Water to bath with.

I'm grateful for: Being healthy.

I'm grateful for: Being able to see.

I'm grateful for: Being able to hear.

I'm grateful for: Being able to walk.

I'm grateful for: Being able to smell.

I'm grateful for: Being able to talk.

I'm grateful for: Being able to think.

I'm grateful for: My family.

I'm grateful for: People in my life that loves me.

I'm grateful for: Kind people in my life and good friends.

I'm grateful for: All the beauty in the world.

I'm grateful for: All the good and peace in the world.

I'm grateful for: Happiness in my life.

I'm grateful for: Transport.

I'm grateful for: An education.

I'm grateful for: Any form of success in my life.

I'm grateful for: Loving parents.

I'm grateful for: The flowers and everything green in summer, even winter.

I'm grateful for: Beautiful sunsets everyday and bright stars at night.

I'm grateful for: A cool breeze on a very warm day.

I'm grateful for: Hands to do creative things with, and to scratch my back.

I'm grateful for: A wild imagination when I'm bored.


You can choose whatever you want for your list, even very personal things or hobbies, that you are grateful for.


How many times a day do you think of something that you are grateful for?

See results

Have a great day

Feel free to write in the comments box what you are grateful for.


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    • living earth profile image

      living earth 

      10 years ago from UK

      The first thing that came to my mind is my amazing, beautiful and lovely children. I couldn't imagine my life without them.

      BTW this is such an uplifting hub!

    • Nando's profile imageAUTHOR


      10 years ago from Pretoria, South Africa

      Yes Sarra Garrett, the little things in life counts alot, we tend to forget those ones.

      Thank you for sharing.

      Have a great day Sarra.

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      Sarra Garrett 

      10 years ago

      What a great Hub. I wake up grateful every day. It's the little things that are the most important parts of our lives; and it's the little things that people are less likely to be grateful for: waking up, jobs, wildlife, listening to a mockingbird sign, watching the stars. Thank you.


    • Nando's profile imageAUTHOR


      10 years ago from Pretoria, South Africa

      That's true Shark, there are so many things to be grateful for, you'll never have "nothing" to be grateful for.

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      The Shark 

      10 years ago from Hampton, NH

      Hi Nando, we can never be reminded enough of how much we have to be grateful for.

      The Shark

    • Nando's profile imageAUTHOR


      10 years ago from Pretoria, South Africa

      Thank you epigramman, I've tried your theory & I'm relieved at the results.

      Hope you have a great day.


    • epigramman profile image


      10 years ago

      ..what a lovely life-affirming hub and I have immense gratitude for your gratitude - and your beautiful smile ain't half bad either !!!!!!

      I have a theory too - draw a line down the middle of a blank page and make it like a balance sheet - write pros on the side - and cons on the other - and then - be honest - write down all the good things in your life on one side and then all the negative things (or something that is lacking or needs improvement) on the other side - and if the positive side outweighs the negative side then life isn't so bad is it -- because it's all about the balance in life and we all have to work on it in our own little way.

    • Nando's profile imageAUTHOR


      10 years ago from Pretoria, South Africa

      Thank you equealla, I'm 100% sure that your children feel the same way too.

      Have a great day.

    • equealla profile image


      10 years ago from Pretoria, South Africa

      I am grateful to have the most wonderful children in the world, added to your lovely list.


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