A bunch of reasons to show gratitude

Hello, all. I’m gonna cut right to the chase here. Last week, my roommate and I came across a book that basically just listed hundreds of reasons to be thankful, smile or just be happy about. We then discussed how many people should probably take a survey of all of the things in the world that make them happy. The conversation ended with my roommate basically telling me that I should make a blog post to share with you all; my own list of things that might make you realize that life isn’t all bad. Here is my little list of the first things that came to mind. Maybe you hate some of these, maybe you love all of them. Maybe you love one. That’s enough. Find what makes you smile and give thanks for its existence. Beauty is everywhere.

  • love
  • the gift of waking up in the morning
  • your best friend(s)
  • your family (blood or not)
  • your memories
  • hope
  • chocolate
  • Sunday mornings
  • your favorite blanket
  • music
  • the perfect sunset
  • long drives
  • cheese
  • having nothing to do but lie around on a rainy day
  • your pet(s)
  • a child’s laughter
  • the sweet smell of a baby
  • black and white photographs
  • laughing hysterically when your friend(s) misses the appropriate exit(s)…again
  • getting in bed at night and feeling the coolness of fresh sheets
  • bubble baths
  • wine Wednesdays (or just wine, really)
  • a great meal
  • your craft, whatever it may be
  • Adam Levine
  • sitting cross-legged on your living room floor while eating Chinese food
  • laughter
  • romantic comedies
  • watching the leaves change and disappear through the seasons
  • the ability to learn
  • your body: it is your instrument to do with as YOU choose…treat it kindly
  • your favorite book
  • a summer breeze
  • flowers
  • traveling
  • your faith; in absolutely anything
  • exchanging smiles with a complete stranger
  • sweatpants
  • dance parties in the middle of your apartment with your roommate for no reason at all
  • your existence on this planet

Those are just a few of my favorite things! Create your own list, or maybe try out some of mine. Enjoy your journey and pay attention to the things that make you smile, even for just a moment.

Sending much love from my soul to yours,

The Sunflower Child

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