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Express Gratitude for These 125+ Things Every Day

Gratitude. We hear a lot about it, such as if we express gratitude on a regular basis we’ll be happier. Or that expressing gratitude brings more abundance into our lives. Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote, “Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.”

Science has shown how expressing gratitude can rewire your brain. If you missed the TedTalk on that, you can watch that here:

Some people thank God or the Universe every morning upon waking. Others journal their thanks every night before they close their eyes and sleep. And still other people think little of myriad of things for which they could be grateful. Wherever you fall on this spectrum, here is a list of 125 things you could stop to acknowledge and whisper words of thanksgiving.

125 Things Worthy of Daily Gratitude
  • That the Earth is somehow supporting 8 billion people
  • Waking up this morning
  • Getting some sleep last night
  • Having a place to sleep
  • Having a blanket, sheets, and a bed
  • Having clothes to wear
  • Socks and shoes
  • Water to bathe in and to drink
  • Choices in what to wear and what to eat
  • Food to eat
  • Hot beverages and cold beverages
  • Oxygen that we breath each day
  • Plant life that absorbs carbon dioxide and expels the oxygen we breathe
  • Sunshine
  • Light
  • Darkness
  • E-mail
  • Text Messaging
  • Apps
  • The moon and the stars
  • The Internet
  • Having a phone
  • Being able to communicate with friends and family
  • Being able to research anything instantly
  • Being able to read this blog
  • Insects
  • Animals
  • Trees
  • Sidewalks
  • Being able to move your body
  • Eyes
  • Ears
  • Your Nose
  • Throat
  • Heart
  • Lungs
  • Kidneys
  • Gall Bladder
  • Fingers
  • Toes
  • Knees
  • Shoulders
  • A Digestive Tract
  • Being able to pee and poop
  • Hair
  • Colors
  • Patterns
  • Textures
  • Being able to get from one place to another
  • Birds
  • Love
  • Peace
  • Emotions
  • Your Brain
  • Your Mind
  • Friends
  • Family
  • Education
  • Opportunities
  • Recognition
  • Stretching
  • Flexibility
  • Our Personalities
  • Hopes
  • Dreams
  • Mistakes
  • Lessons Learned
  • Disappointment
  • Setbacks
  • Safety
  • Weather Changes (breaks up monotony)
  • Kindness
  • Care
  • Laughter
  • Fun
  • Play
  • Work
  • Life
  • Toothpaste and toothbrushes
  • Soap
  • Showers and baths
  • Towels
  • Books
  • Having and using your voice
  • Your tongue and how great it is to taste things
  • Softness
  • The Cloud that stores all of your electronic data
  • Clouds
  • Money
  • Rain
  • Bicycles
  • Feet that allow us to walk
  • Our Spines
  • Teeth that chew our food
  • Eating utensils
  • Vegetables
  • Protein choices
  • Fruits
  • Flowers
  • Butterflies
  • Farms
  • Chocolate
  • Joy
  • Sadness
  • Paper
  • Writing utensils
  • Habits
  • Exercise
  • Fire
  • Warmth
  • Grief
  • Anger, as we can use it to help us grow
  • Growth
  • Changes
  • Arms to hug
  • Choices
  • Grass
  • Oceans
  • The Earth
  • Beauty
  • Ugliness
  • The Planetary Systems
  • Science
  • Research
  • Knowledge
  • Stones and Rocks
  • Crystals and Gemstones
  • Metals
  • Motorized vehicles
  • Airplanes
  • Philosophy
  • Math
  • Languages
  • Culture
  • the Arts
  • Dance
  • Creation (and the act of creating)
  • Imagination
  • Creativity
  • Consciousness
  • Actions (and being able to do things)
  • Stillness and being present in this moment

Read through this list once, twice, three times, and take the ones that speak to you to heart and express thanksgiving. “Thankfulness is the beginning of gratitude. Gratitude is the completion of thankfulness. Thankfulness may consist merely of words. Gratitude in show in acts,” said the Swiss philosopher Henri-Frederic Amiel.

We here at Whole Champion Foundation are thankful and grateful for many things, including our readers like you who champion change one person, one cause, one day at a time. Thank you for being a whole champion and for being a part of our network.

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