“We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude.” Cynthia Ozick

25 Small Things to be Grateful for in Life

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25 things to be grateful for

Practicing gratitude regularly is one of the best things that you can do. But it isn’t easy to always see and appreciate the goodness that is already present in your lives. So, here is a list of 25 things to be grateful for in life.


In today’s materialistic world, it is easy to lose focus on the great things that are present in your lives. When you see and focus only the not-so-good things in your life, it can cause negative impacts.


The simple act of being grateful for small things can increase your happiness and change your life positively.


This list of things to be grateful for is about those small things that you might take for granted. Hope this list will help you see the goodness that is there in your life.


List of 25 things to be grateful for in life



1.Being alive today

 Be grateful that you have another opportunity to be with your loved ones and do the things that make you happy.


2. The food that you eat

Millions around the world go to sleep with empty stomach. The food that you take for granted is a privilege for some people.

3.The electricity that lights up your house


Can you imagine living your life in darkness? That’s the reality for many people around the world. Be grateful for having electricity, which makes your life easier.

4.Having phone


A smart phone has become an absolute necessity in this modern world. It helps you to connect with your loved ones, helps you in your day-to-day life in various ways. For many people, owning a smart phone is still a dream to be fulfilled. Be thankful for the phone that makes your life easy.



5.The clean water y0u get to drink


1 in 3 people globally do not have access to safe drinking water–UNICEF, WHO. Be grateful that you are not among those who don’t have access to clean water to quench their thirst.

6. Being in good health


Do you take being in good health for granted? Ask those people who are in hospital waiting to be cured or to those who have chronic illness about the importance of good health. Your health is your greatest wealth. So, take a moment to be grateful for being in good health.

7. Being able to receive education

Education is one of the key elements needed to lead a good life. Millions of people are deprived of education due to many reasons. Be grateful that you aren’t one of them.

8. A teacher that inspired you


At times teachers can inspire you like no one else can. Was there a teacher in your life who motivated you? Can you imagine what it would had been if he/she wasn’t there at that phase of your life? It would have been difficult, isn’t it? So be grateful for the teacher who supported you.


9.The beautiful nature

25 things to be grateful for - nature

Nature is amazing, isn’t it? Taking a walk in nature can be so comforting, especially when your day was bad. Take a moment to appreciate this gift.

10. Your eyesight

According to WHO 285 million people are visually impaired out of which 39 million people are blind. Are you able to read this post? Be grateful because many people aren’t blessed with this privilege.

11. The public transport

Can you picture yourselves walking to your office or college every day? Public transport makes our day-to-day life much easier. But there are millions of people who don’t have access to public transport. They have to walk many miles just to access their daily needs. Do you have access to public transport? Be grateful, if so.

12. Having friends and family that supports you

Friends and family are those who support you in your journey of life. Without their constant care and help to live life is unimaginable isn’t it. Take a moment to appreciate their presence in your life.

13.Having internet


Here’s a situation: No internet connection for 1 day. Unimaginable isn’t it. The world is in our fingertips because of our smart phone and the internet. It’s a basic necessity which makes our lives easier. Millions of people live their life without internet in this era. Be grateful that you aren’t one among those people.



14. Having clothes


Be grateful for the dress that makes you confident, the sweaters that keep you warm in winters.

15. Having a roof over your head


Have a place where you can stay safely. Count yourself as blessed because thousands have to spend their life on streets. Be grateful for the roof over your head.

16. Having a pet

25 things to be grateful for - pets

Be thankful for your pet, who makes you happy.


17. The gifts you receive


Who doesn’t like receiving gifts given by loved ones? It just makes you happy, isn’t it? Be thankful for the gifts you have received.


18. The books that you read


Books give you knowledge that helps you to grow in your life. Books can inspire you to become a better person and to lead an amazing life. Appreciate that you have access to books.


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19. Living in a safe neighborhood


A safe neighborhood can make your life easier. Be grateful if you are living in a safe neighborhood.


20. The bed you sleep on


That feeling which you get when you slide under your blanket and cozying up in bed is so satisfying. It’s a stress buster. Next time when you are binge watching your favorite show in your bed, take a moment to be grateful for the bed you are lying on.


21 Having your favorite sneakers


Love your favorite pair of sneaker? Does that make you happy? Be thankful that you have those with you.


22. For being born


Just be grateful that you are born.


23. Being able to access healthcare


Basic healthcare is a privilege to millions around the world. Can you access a health care professional? Be grateful.


24. Laughter

25 things to be grateful for - laughter

The happiness that you experience while you have an uncontrollable laughter is great.

25. Festivals


Festivals bring happiness and fun into our busy lives. Be grateful for the festivals that makes you happy.


So, this was a list of things to be grateful for in life. I hope that this list has inspire you to appreciate the small things in life that you might be taking as granted.


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