30 Examples of Moments/Things You Can Start Being Thankful For

In most of our modern lives, there is an abundance of things and moments in our lives that we can be thankful for, yet we choose to direct more of our attention to things that upset us and bring us down.

Why this is the case I will truly never know…

It is a CONSCIOUS choice when it comes to focusing on positivity or negativity, and I try my best to choose positivity. Even in darkness we can find light.

If you look close enough you will see the tattoo on the inside of my right arm…


Simply put. As I go through my day I am actively seeking out things to be thankful for and things to appreciate. Instead of finding hate and negativity, I continuously find love and reasons to be excited about life.

Below is a list of multiple things you can be thankful for in almost any moment, remember these and when these things occur in your day to day life, take a moment to LITERALLY speak to yourself and say

I am thankful for,

  1. Clean water
  2. Fresh coffee
  3. Relationship with parents
  4. Long phone calls with friends
  5. A full tank of gas
  6. A bed to sleep in
  7. A roof over my head
  8. 3 square meals a day
  9. Hot water for showers
  10. Ability to walk
  11. The job I have that pays my bills
  12. An opportunity to workout and improve my health
  13. Still having my grandparents around
  14. My dog/pets
  15. Being healthy
  16. The bad times because they are what make me realize and appreciate how good the good times are
  17. Sitting down with a good book
  18. Making it home safe after a night out
  19. Having full charge on my cell phone
  20. A closet full of clothes to choose from
  21. Shoes on my feet
  22. Getting to school/work/home safely
  23. A sunny day and clear skies
  24. A rainy day for fertilizing the grass and the trees and the plants
  25. Having someone else’s Netflix login
  26. Getting a good grade on a test or quiz
  27. Doing laundry and getting to wear your favorite underwear/socks
  28. Hitting a few green lights in a row
  29. Beating the line in a restaurant
  30. Watching the news and thinking ‘I’m glad they aren’t my neighbor…’

The list could go on and on and on, and each persons list will obviously be a little bit different but those thirty things are a great place to start.

Recognize those moments or things and appreciate them as they are happening.

In a tough time, remember that without them you would not have the ability to appreciate what is great in your life. There would be no light without darkness, we would not know beauty without the ugly.


Published by Skyler J. Windmiller

Football coach and entrepreneur starting my journey through life. Teaching all that I learn to people whose shoes I was recently in. I want to let every young adult know what I wish I knew then.

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