18 Things to Be Thankful for (The Ultimate 2022 List) (2022)

Our lives may not be perfect, but there is always something to be thankful for.

Whether it’s a job, family, or even the small things, life presents opportunities for gratitude.

Together with 11 experts, we created the ultimate list of things to be thankful for.

See which made it to the top of the list.

Kean Graham

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CEO, MonetizeMore

#1 Location Freedom: I can travel the world while growing my business. This has always been my dream.

#2 Position to Change Lives: I have been able to grant location and schedule freedom to our 100+ team members. This freedom has allowed each team member to take their lives back into their own hands by engineering their ideal lifestyles.

#3 Support: I have pursued a very unorthodox dream and lifestyle. It would be very easy to dismiss me as weird or misguided. However, the people I have surrounded myself with have been very supportive and have further propelled me to amplify my dream.

Yocheved Golani

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Author | Journalist | Life Coach | Editor, E-Counseling

Social media and the walls of many offices are filled with motivational posters that remind us to pause during our hurried, hectic days and to consider things to be thankful for.

Therapists do that, too.

But you don’t have to rely on them to make your own list of meaningful moments and life lessons that left you better off and more grateful than ever before.

Here are a few ideas that can be added to any Ultimate List of Things to be Grateful for:

  • All the times that I survived some trauma or sense of confusion about how to make progress (include as many as you wish under this heading).
  • All the miraculous, unexpected favors that people did for me (spend time recalling as many as you can, and jot them down).
  • Every lucky thing that I did, remembered, or experienced (name them!)
  • The soothing insights that I’ve gained over time (list them, then order them into a chronological timeline to better understand your emotional growth).

With a list like that, you can soften the pain of many problems as you read and re-read what has gone right in your life.

Paige Arnof-Fenn

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Founder and CEO, Mavens & Moguls

I started a global branding and marketing firm 17 years ago. I am most thankful for the health and wellbeing of my family, friends and loved ones in my life. Your health is your wealth.

I am also thankful that my business has given me a platform to do work that matters to me.

It has been with me through the “Great Recession,” the deaths of both my parents, in-laws, step-parent, etc. and allowed me to dial up and down my workload as needed.

It has provided my colleagues and me an amazing opportunity to help organizations we care about to increase their visibility and attract more customers.

I am grateful that I have been able to pivot as the economy and world around us changes so that we are more relevant today than we were when I started it.

I appreciate waking up every day and being excited by my day ahead and problems I can help solve. I love knowing that my DNA is in every piece of business we take on and that it has given me permission to change the world.

Allen Klein

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Author | Professional Speaker

Many of us can acknowledge and be thankful for the “good” stuff in our life, yet we forget about the importance of being thankful for the not-so-great things.

Being grateful for what remains after you have experienced any kind of loss can be a powerful way to deal with and heal, that loss.

Turning your attention to how your life was enriched by someone who died, for example, rather than on the vacuum the loss created, might be a powerful and healthy approach to confronting grief.

After my wife died at the age of 34, my thoughts sometimes turned to darker questions like, “How can I go on with my life without her?”

Grief also brought up a feeling of emptiness, depression, and hopelessness.

Once I started to be thankful for all that still remained in my life—my daughter, my friends, my work, etc.—I got a glimpse of why I could go on living and, in fact, fully enjoy life again.

Sarah Hancock

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Marketer,Best Company

I’m thankful for laughter because it’s so contagious and happy-inducing.

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I honestly don’t know if there’s a better feeling in the world than sharing a deep belly laugh with people you love, and nothing cheers you up and shakes you from the weight of your circumstances when you’re feeling down quite like a good laugh.

Laughing has the unique ability to make the good times even better and the tough times a little more bearable.

G. Brian Benson

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Self-Improvement Author | TEDx Speaker

I try and give thanks for all that comes my way, the good and the bad.

You may ask, “Why would I want to give thanks for something bad that happened?”

Well, we are here to learn and grow, and the greatest learning opportunities usually occur during trying experiences (what a great place to hide lessons, huh?).

By being thankful for those experiences, and the new and hopefully wiser me who comes out. The trying times do eventually pass, and I am better prepared the next time they come around, or even better yet, I can help someone else going through a tough time with my experience.

I try and stay on top of this as much as I can because I have down days just like everyone else. I like to give thanks when I start my day in the morning just as I am getting out of bed as well as later in the day when I am on my daily walk.

I keep it simple and just go over in my head all of the things in my life that I am thankful for. It can include family and friends, material objects (clothes, car, computer, etc.), opportunities that I have had or that might be coming my way as well as simple things such as the flowers or trees that I am walking by.

It can include anything and everything, past, present or future. I try to be creative and make it fun.

Giving thanks on a regular basis is a habit that has transformed my attitude and allows a more positive flow of experiences to come into my life, not to mention strengthen my foundation.

Gregory Golinski

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Head of Digital Marketing, Your Parking Space

I’m thankful for having had the opportunity to work in 6 different countries throughout my career.

Moving around so much can be tiring sometimes, but at the same time, working in foreign countries has helped me discover new ways of thinking and communicating with people.

Traveling is the best way to go beyond your own culture and understand how things work in other countries. When you come back to your own country, you can bring all the positive things you’ve learned back with you.

Cedrick Capati

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Online PR Specialist, Spiralytics

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We often meet new people in our daily lives and I’ve always believed that we meet each person for a reason.

That’s why if you’ll ask me what’s something that I am thankful for, it’s all the people I meet.

Just like a line from my favorite song, For Good, “people come into our lives for a reason, bring something we must learn, and we are led to those who help us more to grow if we let them and we help them in return.”

I am thankful for all the people I meet, may it be that they stay with me forever or those temporary ones who are not in contact with me anymore.

I am thankful because they taught me life lessons that I will cherish forever. They taught me that some people are only temporary, that after teaching you something valuable will not be part of your life anymore.

Some are going to be with you for the rest of your life. These are people whom you’ll be growing old with, the people you’ll keep dear to your heart.

Caleb Backe

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Health and Wellness Expert, Maple Holistics

Make a List and Check it Twice

No matter where you are in life, everyone has something to be thankful for. For many, the first things that come to mind are family, friends, and health.

If you have a job you should also be thankful for that, as it provides you with money to have a roof over your head, food in your stomach and clothes on your back, and hopefully a sense of purpose and fulfillment.

But aside from the big things, make sure to be thankful for the small things in life as well. The smell of freshly cut grass, the neighbor who waves hello every morning when you go for your run, the sanitation workers who put your garbage bins back nicely instead of throwing them onto the curb.

All of these small things which make us smile during the day are so important when we consider our overall quality of life. So take time out of your day to think about all of these good things and you will be a happier person overall.

Carol Gee, M.A

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Every morning when I awake I mentally review what I call My Gratitude List.

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First, that in my 60s I’m l still alive. Four years ago, I lost three longtime friends, two of them at age 62. The third was the same age as I am now. I am grateful for my spouse of 45 years, who despite several chronic health issues, is still mobile and thriving.

I’m grateful that my TIA (mini-stroke) had no lasting effects. Alas, it wasn’t it occurred and my mortality flashed before eyes did I realized how much I had to lose. Things like my ability to talk, think and to write.

As such, I am more self-protective of my dreams. Reviewing my list only takes a few moments, but for those brief moments, my feelings of gratitude overflow and I feel truly blessed.

George Kuhn

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President, Drive Research

I am thankful for the ambition and hard work my employees put in for our small business.

As a small business owner making initial hires you always take a chance with new additions hoping they match the hard work, ambition, and ownership you put in each and every day.

Our company has been more than fortunate to add the incredible talent we have at our market research company which has created a culture of entrepreneurs.

Our success and growth are directly related to our collective effort. This turns into a productive week, month, and year. But it all starts with how much they are willing to put in. For that, I am fortunate and grateful.

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Thank you, Lord, for the blessings you have bestowed on my life. You have provided me with more than I could ever have imagined. You have surrounded me with people who always look out for me. You have given me family and friends who bless me every day with kind words and actions.

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What to Put in Your Gratitude Journal
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Fehr's five steps to gratitude in tough times
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  4. Step 4: Pay it forward. ...
  5. Step 5: Reflect and repeat.
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  • A Savior. Jesus died for us (John 3:16). ...
  • A fresh start. Every day is a new day (Lamentations 3:22-23). ...
  • A purpose. If you're reading this, God is not done with you (Ephesians 2:10). ...
  • A beautiful world. ...
  • The ability to worship. ...
  • Peace in any circumstance. ...
  • A full life. ...
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  3. Ask Yourself Three Questions. ...
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  6. Use Visual Reminders. ...
  7. Make a Vow to Practice Gratitude. ...
  8. Watch your Language.
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What are 25 things to be thankful for? ›

If you're finding it hard to think of things to be grateful for, here are some examples:
  • Being alive. Life itself is something to be grateful for. ...
  • The ability to feel emotions. ...
  • Freedom of expression. ...
  • Friendship. ...
  • Having something to eat. ...
  • Kindness of strangers. ...
  • Experiences that molded you. ...
  • The air that you breath.
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How do you say thank you to God for everything? ›

A Simple Prayer of Gratitude

Thank you, Lord, for the blessings you have bestowed on my life. You have provided me with more than I could ever have imagined. You have surrounded me with people who always look out for me. You have given me family and friends who bless me every day with kind words and actions.

What is a thankful heart to God? ›

A thankful heart is a heart full of gratitude for the things that God has done and continues to do in and through our life. It is the difference between a negative and positive attitude. It is also the only way that God can use our lives as a living testimony of His love, kindness, mercy, and grace.

Why are you thankful to God write answer in 5 lines? ›

They are grateful to God for whatever blessings they do have. Let us thank God for our health and be grateful our ailments are not worse than they are. For each day that we are able to do our work, enjoy our family and friends, and meditate, thank God.

What are the small things we should appreciate? ›

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