everyday things to be grateful for

Last Update: November 22, 2016


An "attitude of gratitude"(it's almost a cliche nowdays) is a good sound choice. Being grateful makes us happy and optimistic, helps beat depression and move forward.. It takes little time and no money. All it takes is a grateful heart.

The universal law of attraction says that we attract into our life things we think about and focus on. When we count our blessings and are grateful for them, we are focusing more clearly on what we do want in life - and are attracting more of those things into our life.

We learn the importance of saying "thank you" as little children because it is "good manners." It's good manners too say "thank you" to a shop-assistant , or to a conductor on the bus, or to a teacher who gave us a lesson. But do all grown-ups do it?At what point do they forget how to do it? Are we always appreciative of our family and fiends and people who love us and who we love? Do we always let them know it? Does appreciation positively impact our relationships with people? Of course it does!



Attitude of gratitude helps us when we face trials and difficult situations. It is hard to be negative about the situation when you are thinking about things for which you are grateful. One of the fastest ways to improve your mood or outlook is to count your blessings.Counting your laughs is not a bad idea either.:))

OK, that's all true, but how can I really be more grateful?

It's very easy.

Make a list of things you are grateful for right now. These can be big things (like your family or the person you love, or your great job) or little things (like the fact that the weather was exceptionally good today or the coffee in the cafe was surprisingly good). Do it mentally or writte down. Do it now.

. Reflect on your list and allow yourself to feel good about these things.Spend some time on it.

. If there is a person you can thank or show your appreciation to, do that now too (a quick call or email can be good.).





And here is a nice list of things we all should be grateful for:


And the bigest thanks of course should be given to him who made us.





"Reflect upon your present blessings — of which every man has many — not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.” – Charles Dickens

"Be grateful, not only for others, but for yourself”– Unknown

“When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around.” – Willie Nelson

"To speak gratitude is courteous and pleasant, to enact gratitude is generous and noble, but to live gratitude is to touch Heaven.” – Johannes Gaertner

A grateful mind is a great mind which eventually attracts to itself great things.” – Plato

As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.”– John F. Kennedy31

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ValerieJoy Premium
A wonderful post Vera. Thank you :)
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verazhelvis Premium
Thank you, Valerie. Glad you liked it.:)
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KeithMaki Premium
Thanks Vera! If we remember the small things we are grateful for it does make everything seem a little better! Keith
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verazhelvis Premium
It makes a huge difference, actually, Keith. Our brain isn't vacuum. Never .It's filled either with the positive things, or negative.
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Loes Premium
That warm shower just makes my day, Vera, every time I am waiting for the steam go hot, I am so grateful it does indeed:)
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verazhelvis Premium
Oh yeah...Such small things matter too...Thanks for reading, Loes.:)
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Loes Premium
Ohh yes, last week, I came from bed and there was NO water, wauw, are you handicapped then...
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verazhelvis Premium
That is terrible....handicapped...correct term I believe. I remember one elderly American lady who literally cried when one day there was no hot water in the hotel we stayed at in Ukraine(I worked with them as an interpreter)...
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cosmicradio Premium
Great positive post, Vera. I'm grateful! :)
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verazhelvis Premium
Thanks a lot... I knew you would(It's also a kind of appreciation!)...)
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paulgoodwin Premium
Great to read and thank you
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verazhelvis Premium
You are most welcome, Paul. Glad you liked it.:)
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paulgoodwin Premium
Great read!!!
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