Even if you’re totally new to personal growth, you have probably heard of the importance of gratitude and writing down or saying out loud things that you’re grateful for every day. That’s why I want to give you some inspiration today by sharing a list of 100 things to be grateful for. There are actually SO many beautiful things to be grateful for but I see many people struggling with this because they don’t know what exactly to be grateful for. Maybe you have also experienced this. You think “Hm, what can I be grateful for at the moment? Nothing special has happened today” The thing is that the things you’re grateful for don’t necessarily have to be big life events. It’s actually much easier, plus also more fun to be grateful for the small things.
Before we start with the list of 100 things to be grateful for, I want to share three of my favorite ways to practice gratitude every day:
1. Gratitude Journaling
Every morning, I like to write down six things I’m grateful for in my journal. It’s such a good start into the day. Over time, you will notice that you will come up with more and more things to be grateful for. We often don’t even realize how abundant and blessed we already are and when you focus on the good, the good gets better.
2. Two minute gratitude “meditation”
It works like this. You sit down with your back straight, close your eyes and for two minutes, you imagine everything you’re grateful for in this moment. It’s so beautiful to visualize these things. Here are some helpful questions. What did I experience today, last week, or last month that I’m grateful for? For whom am I grateful for in my life? What do I already have? In which ways am I abundant? You’ll see that you will come up with so many things and you feel 100 times better after doing this little exercise.
3. Gratitude in day-to-day life
Sometimes our daily lives are so busy that we get stressed and totally forget about gratitude. In these moments, you can calm your mind by simply observing your surrounding and finding things you’re grateful for. I sometimes do this when I’m driving in the car. Then I think “I’m so grateful to be alive, I’m grateful to have a car, I’m grateful for my freedom, I’m grateful for nature and everything that is surrounding me.”
So for this post, I thought I’d give you some inspiration for 100 things to be grateful for.
I hope it will put a smile on your face and that you can see how many small things there are to be grateful for.
Before we start with the list, I wanted to share this quote about gratitude with you that I love.
It’s not happy people who are grateful, it’s grateful people who are happy.
List of 100 Things to be Grateful for
1. Being alive
2. Starry nights
3. The love and kindness of people
6. The beauty of nature
7. Soft pillows
8. Your senses
9. Big hugs
10. The ability to learn something new
11. Living in a safe country
12. Having a roof over your head
13. Your comfy bed
14. Having food in abundance
15. Giving love
17. Farmers markets
18. Comfy pyjamas
19. New experiences
21. Snuggling up with a hot tea and a book on rainy days
22. The ability to make a positive impact on the world
23. The smell of freshly baked cake
25. Laughing till your stomach hurts
26. Fresh bed sheets
27. Freedom of expression
28. Sleeping in
29. Deep conversations
30. Fresh fruit and veggies
31. Smoothie Bowls
33. Warm clothes
34. A pile of leaves to jump in
36. Your significant other
37. The ability to feel emotions
38. Good music
40. Beautiful sunsets
41. The ability to walk
42. Running water and electricity
43. Your parents
44. Your courage
45. Getting to choose your profession
46. Your legs to walk
47. Your apartment and furniture
48. Your life lessons
49. Your privileges
50. Home cooked meals
51. Your economic situation (better than millions of other people have it)
52. Transportation (cars, trains, planes)
53. Books, podcasts and movies
54. Having a friend at work
56. Clean drinking water
59. Traveling with loved ones
60. The sunshine
61. The internet and digital communication
62. Your imagination
63. All your life experiences
64. Taking a nice bath
65. The present moment
66. Eating out
70. Your home
71. Having people in your life that push you to become better
72. Being playful
74. Good things happening to the people you love
75. Solitude and calm moments
76. The kindness of strangers
77. Sweet potatoes
78. A good workout session
80. Fresh air
81. Your past – it taught you so much
82. Sunday mornings
83. Bad days – they make you appreciate the good ones
85. Grocery stores
86. Peanut butter
88. Dancing like nobody’s watching
89. Getting to play your favorite sport
91. Finding a parking lot right away
92. Telling someone how much they mean to you
93. The peacefulness of early mornings
94. Air conditioning
95. Amazon Prime
96. Date nights
97. The ocean
98. Planet Earth
99. The ability to give love and kindness to others
100. Being YOU! Thank you so much for reading and have a beautiful day!
As you can see, there are so many beautiful things to be grateful for. I also find that being grateful is the ultimate boost for feeling happy and fulfilled in the present moment. I hope this list of 100 things to be grateful for gave you some inspiration.
What are the things you’re most grateful for at the moment? I’d love to know. Feel free to share them in the comments down below.
Nish MonteiroMay 19, 2020 at 6:39 am
Thank you for such a wonderful post 🙂 Lots of Love
JenniferLionMay 19, 2020 at 8:03 am
I’m so happy to hear that it resonated with you. Have a wonderful day! 🙂
GaryMay 29, 2020 at 2:10 pm
thank you so much i really got alot out of how you expressed yourself in the 99 gratitude’s.The 100th i thought was a show of who you are especially.Caring and a giving person.God bless to you and yours.
JenniferLionJune 10, 2020 at 12:50 pm
Thank you so much! I’m so happy the list resonated with you. I hope it put a smile on your face.
Lots of love,
GaryMay 29, 2020 at 2:46 pm
1)Not settling for the first thing out of convenience 2)The willingness not to live in denial 3)My imagination to set positive goals 4)The ability to put down the drink before the drink put me down (6 feet)
AnastasiaApril 20, 2021 at 10:01 am
Thank you for sharing such great article..
JenniferLionMay 19, 2021 at 9:19 am
Thank you so much Anastasia. I am happy that it resonated with you.
BHARTI CHANDANIAugust 6, 2021 at 5:14 am
I AM SO THANKFUL AND GRATEFUL FOR EACH AND EVERY THING GOD HAVE GIVEN TO US…..I AM SO GRATEFUL FOR PARENTS, FAMILY , FRIENDS , ROOMMATES, OFFICE MATES, BOSS AND EACH AND EVERY PERSON IN MY LIFE….I AM THANKFUL AND GRATEFUL FOR MY BODY, SKIN AND EACH AND EVERY PART OF MINE AND I AM GRATEFUL FOR THIS NATURE , PLANTS, ANIMALS , FRESH AND CLEAN WATER, FOOD, SHELTER, MY CURRENTLY JOB , AND FOR EACH AND EVERYTHING…I FEEL SO BLESSED AND HAPPY TO FEEL THIS GRATITUDE IN MY LIFE…..
JenniferLionNovember 29, 2022 at 2:39 pm
Just reading your comment made me happy too 🙂 Thank you <3
jlOctober 25, 2022 at 6:28 pm
Can I have a pdf of this list? It’s really wonderful. I love to read it all the time to express gratitude. 🥰