Every now and again, I catch myself thinking about life and how much there is to be thankful for every day. There are so many things that we probably take for granted without even realizing it, things that make our life worth living.

I thought about everything that made me happy and realized how many amazing things I have in this life, that I don’t appreciate as much as I should. Every single thing in this world that makes me happy is a thing I am profoundly grateful for and this is why I decided to make a list of all those things, to inspire myself and others, whenever life brings me down.

This is to prove to myself and to anyone reading this that no matter how challenging it might seem at times, there is always something to be thankful for. There is always something to remind you why you were put on this earth.

So here are some things that make me happy and, above all, thankful to be living this life.

32 Things I Am Most Thankful For In Life

1. Family.

My family is the first thing that comes to mind when I think about how thankful I am. Where would I be without them? They are the core of everything that keeps me going.

2. Sisters.

Knowing I have them is knowing that I have people with me for the rest of my life. Through thick and thin. Forever and always. How amazing is that?

3. Friends.

I surround myself with people who I know I can count on no matter what. Those few really close friends that I keep around me are like chosen family to me and life wouldn’t be the same without them.

4. Music.

It’s what I turn to whenever I feel down. Music is always there to cheer me up and I can’t imagine who I would be if music wasn’t a part of my life.

5. Love.

There is not a more beautiful feeling in this world than love. Be that love for your partner, family, or friends. It’s the most exquisite and fulfilling feeling and what keeps my world going around.

6. Dogs.

My dogs are my world. They are the most amazing creatures and my instant medicine when I’m in need of comfort! Just the thought of those two precious souls and my heart just melts. I’m so lucky and I can’t wait to add to the bunch.

7. Choice.

The fact that I get to choose who I am and do whatever it is that I feel passionate about is a privilege I will never take for granted. Things may not always be to our pleasing but you always have a choice in everything you do.

8. Art.

Be that music, painting, sculpting… Art is what makes this world so beautiful and magical.

9. Work.

Being able to do what I love for a living is a blessing. No matter what your job is, be thankful it provides you with a roof over your head and food on your table. Not everyone is that lucky.

10. My nieces.

I love them so much. They make me so happy and excited to have children of my own and knowing they will be there for my kids like I have always been there for them is the best part.

11. Travel.

I am thankful for the opportunity to travel from time to time. Exploring the world and seeing different, beautiful things around the world is one of the most amazing things about life.

12. Sunshine.

Does this even need explaining? Being outside on a warm, sunny, day, when the sun is hitting your face, is such a beautiful feeling and makes you radiate for no apparent reason. Just pure happiness.

13. Health.

I am thankful for my health and the health of my nearest and dearest. Never take for granted being alive and in good health. It can be taken away from you just like that.

14. Books.

I love to read, so I cannot express enough how thankful I am for books! They are like my little sanctuary when I want to hide away from the world and delve into a new, different realm, where anything is possible.

15. Laughter.

I really believe that laughter is the best medicine. There is nothing like laughing to the point of crying with your best friends.

32 Things I Am Most Thankful For In Life

16. Encouragement.

I am thankful that I am surrounded by people who never put me down and instead encourage me on a daily basis. It really does make all the difference.

17. Movies.

I love watching good movies and getting lost in all the action and fun! It makes me forget about whatever it is I have on my mind.

18. Photography.

I LOVE taking photos! I don’t mind being in front of the camera either but taking photos is my passion and I can never get enough of it.

19. Surprises.

Life really is full of surprises, you never know what you’re going to get, but good surprises make me so happy! I’m thankful I have people who know this and make sure to keep me on my toes from time to time.

20. Honesty.

I appreciate honesty above anything else. I am thankful for people who can remain honest, no matter how difficult the truth may be.

21. Knowledge.

I love gaining knowledge about new things and informing myself about what is happening around the world! I think everyone should be thankful for this amazing opportunity and to have access to so much information about anything they want to know.

22. Dreams.

Our dreams are what keep us going. They are what motivates us to go forward and aspire to be our best self! What is there not to be thankful for?

23. Dancing.

Being able to burst into a dance whenever life brings me down is my favorite thing ever! There is nothing like a little dance party with loud music to get your confidence back and make you automatically so happy!

24. Water.

This is such an obvious thing to say but water is something none of us would be alive without. So be thankful for access to clean and fresh water every single day! There are so many people who do not have that luxury and that is beyond sad and infuriating to me.

25. Sleep.

I feel like sleep could solve any problem I have. Am I sad? I can sleep it off. Did I spend the day running errands? I’ll sleep and relax a little. Did my boyfriend annoy me? I’ll sleep and forget about it for a few hours. So much thankfulness for sleep.

26. Kindness.

There are so many bad things happening in this world and so much negativity going on, this is why I appreciate kindness so much! Being kind is so easy! And it can make somebody’s day, because you never know what somebody is going through! Be kind to everyone!
It’s easy and sooo appreciated.

27. Food.

It’s just always there and you never think about being thankful for it. But imagine if you didn’t have food for a day or two? If you couldn’t afford to eat? This is why you should be extremely thankful for every single meal you have.

28. Challenges.

I am thankful for every single challenge I’ve had in life, because without them I wouldn’t be able to appreciate the things I am blessed to have today! With every challenge, there is a new lesson. And I am thankful for that.

29. Peace.

This is one of the most important things that I hold so high on my list of priorities. Without my peace and being able to just be with my thoughts and not worry about anything is a privilege. My peace of mind is a gift that I enjoy and am thankful for.

30. Forgiveness.

We are all flawed. We all make mistakes sometimes. But when you are able to forgive, when somebody is truly sorry, you win. Forgiveness is a blessing, especially when you are the one in need of it. So, be thankful for it.

31. Hugs.

I love the feeling of somebody I love embracing me tightly and not letting go immediately. It provides me with such a sense of security and comfort that I wouldn’t change it for anything! Hugs are the best!

32. Positivity.

Positive people are the BEST. I love people who can see something positive in every situation! I am thankful that I am such a positive person and I will always strive to be that way and encourage it wherever I go!

32 Things I Am Most Thankful For In Life