Small Things to Be Thankful For

With the holidays upon us, stress and chaos have most likely entered your daily life; however, the holidays are also a time to recognize the important blessings of your life. It is a time to be grateful for the countless small aspects of life. Truthfully, it is the simple things that bring the most joy. We often forget to be thankful for the simple and little things. However, below I have listed small things in my life that I am thankful for, and I hope it inspires you to realize the small aspects of life that you are grateful for as well.


I am thankful for this new day because I was given another opportunity at life, which is not granted to many other people. I have a beating heart, working legs and a brand new day to live my life.


Without my family, I would not have this blessed life. I am indescribably thankful for them. I am thankful for their love, help, and simply, their presence. Through their endless support, my family allows me to live a happy and fulfilled life.

 Morning Coffee

I love my morning coffee. The first thing I do in the morning is make myself a cup of coffee. I sit on the couch and sip on my freshly brewed cup of joe. It is my absolute favorite time of the day.

Clean Water

Clean water is indescribably vital to a healthy life and body. However, so many people in our world do not even have this basic life necessity. I am indefinably blessed because of that fact that I can have a clean drink of water at any time of the day.

Funny Moments

The moments where my gut hurts from laughing too hard and my cheeks hurt from smiling too long are blessed moments that I can always look back on and be grateful for.


From being shoulders to cry on to partners in crime, friends give an energetic and inspiring sentiment to life. They are the people I choose to enjoy life with. Without them, my life wouldn't nearly be the same.

Working Senses

Every day, I wake up with eyesight. I can see colors, the faces of my loved ones and have a much simpler way of living. Every day, I wake up to the sound of birds chirping. I can hear the words of my friends and family. I was blessed with working eyes and ears. Without these senses, life would be tremendously more challenging, so I will forever be thankful.


I am literate. I was given the opportunity to receive an education as child and teenager—a basic right many people around the world do not have. Additionally, I am blessed with the opportunity to receive higher education. I am not punished or ridiculed for wanting to learn and am freely able to educate myself.

The Military

The military grants me freedom and allows me to have numerous rights that numerous people take for granted on a daily basis. I will forever be thankful for those who put their lives on the line so Americans can live a free life.

My Home

I have a roof over my head and a warm bed to sleep in at night. It may sound simple, but it is something I am always thankful for.


Airplanes allow me to travel and see the world. Because of airplanes, I can connect with different cultures and people. Also, I am able to enjoy vacations with my family and friends and make lifelong memories.

My Health

I have a working body. My heart, lungs, and brain work properly. My limbs work, so I can walk and run. I am blessed with a healthy body. So, I am thankful.


I love my pets. They grant me a never-ending amount of companionship. My furry friends make my life less stressful and always bring a sincere smile to my face.

My Country

I have the right to vote and the freedom of speech. I can freely worship my God. So, I am thankful to be born in a country where I am granted countless rights and freedoms. The United States allows me to have several opportunities and rights innumerable people in our world do not have.

The Holidays

As I stated in the beginning, the holidays can bring on stress and chaos. It can be overwhelming. Despite this, the holidays allow me to see my blessing. I visit with family while eating delicious home-cooked meals. I receive presents and give back. Several blessings come with the Holidays.I urge everyone to think about the small and simple aspects of life that you are thankful for and list them in the comments below. Happy Thanksgiving!