50 Things I am Thankful For

thankfulThe holidays are officially upon us! For most, that means family dinners and festive gatherings. Sadly, for others, it’s a time year that can bring overwhelming melancholy and despair. No matter where you are on this spectrum, I have a challenge for you. I personally took the challenge of trying to come up with at least 50 things that I am thankful for. I thought I would get stuck after 10, maybe 20, but sure enough, I made it to 50, no problem!

As I truly took time to reflect on all of my blessings, writing each one out, a joy came to my heart. I have definitely been through many dark seasons in my life, and this simple little exercise has shown me that no matter where I happen to be, there really is so much to be thankful for. Here is my list, in no particular order… who knows, maybe I can go for 50 more! Who’s with me?

50 things I am thankful for…

  1. Breath
  2. Love
  3. Joy
  4. Peace
  5. Hope
  6. Freedom
  7. God
  8. Grace
  9. Forgiveness
  10. My parents
  11. My children
  12. Friends
  13. My dog
  14. My dreams
  15. Having goals
  16. My accomplishments
  17. The opportunities I’ve been given
  18. Being able to recognize an opportunity
  19. Good health
  20. My struggles
  21. My journey to get rid of debt
  22. Being debt-free
  23. Being an American
  24. Living in Hawaii
  25. Going to the beach
  26. The warmth of the sun
  27. The smell of the ocean
  28. The sound of rain
  29. A jacket when it’s cold
  30. Airplanes
  31. A job
  32. Music
  33. Volunteers
  34. Teachers and coaches
  35. The kindness of strangers
  36. Zucchini
  37. Adventures
  38. Books
  39. The hard times
  40. Those who serve our country
  41. Sunrises and Sunsets
  42. Laughter
  43. Faith
  44. Smiles
  45. My sight and hearing
  46. Water
  47. My driver’s license
  48. Technology
  49. Family
  50.  Today


So you see, it wasn’t very hard to come up with the first 50!

Go ahead, see for yourself! How many can you come up with?

I wish you all the best, and have a very…

thankful thanksgiving

Thank you for reading,

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