Be Grateful Everyday

Gratitude promotes optimism and helps us to develop a more positive outlook. It lets us pause for a moment to reflect on something we have in our life right now instead of always striving for more, the next goal, the new dress, the new toy, the new car, or the house renovation.

Gratitude is simply cultivating a genuine appreciation for what we already have. And we have a lot! I’m sure you’ll agree that most of us actually have far more material “things” than we really need. So here are a list of thing that we take for granted when we should be grateful for them in our lives :

  • The air you breathe. When the pollution levels soaring high in my city, Delhi late last year, I could not come to terms with how ungrateful I was when we had clean air and skies. Since then, I have decided to be grateful for each new day and the clean air I breathe daily.
  • A comfortable bed. Be grateful for a comfortable bed and a good nights sleep. There are so many people who don’t have this luxury and you do. So be thankful for the comfort.
  • A roof over your head. With so many people being homeless, be grateful to have a place to call home. I am grateful for my parents to have made sure we are comfortable in our home. Thank you.
  • Water. Hot and cold water is a luxury that many parts of the world still don’t have. Be grateful for access to instant water.
  • Clothes to wear. Open your wardrobe and see lots of clothes. Be grateful you have choice and a variety of clean clothes to wear.
  • A beautiful day. Everyday is a new day. Be grateful for each beautiful day. Some people don’t wake up to a new beautiful day.
  • Food to eat. Be grateful for the wide range of food you have to eat. Throughout the world, people are starving.
  • A supportive family. Your family supports you in many different ways. Just being there. Loving you. Thinking of you. Encouraging you to reach your dreams or firing you up to push on.
  • Laughter and chatter. Say hello to someone as it may be the only words they ear today. Laughter and chatter are the connections of the world.
  • Latest technology. You have an office in your pocket today. Just having a mobile phone provides access to the world. Knowledge at your fingertips.
  • Electricity. Be grateful to be able to switch lights on and off. Be grateful for the ability to keep food cold or heat food up. Be thankful for the ability to charge your devices, they keep you connected.
  • Opportunities. The world truly is your oyster. The fact that there are endless opportunities today is such a blessing. Be thankful for all the opportunities this modern world provides.
  • Sunshine. Love the beautiful sunny day. Find time to spend at least 20 minutes out in the sunshine absorbing the sun and nature each day.
  • Wonderful Connections. Stay connected with family and friends in person or over the internet. Be thankful that even when you live far away you can still be connected.

Even in the midst of crisis and change there are lessons to learn and things to be grateful for!

39 Comments Add yours

  1. Nikita says:

    I got goosebumps reading this post!!! There is so much we take for granted without ever feeling a sense of gratitude.

    Thanks for writing this down

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    1. Garima says:

      I believe the goosebumps Nikita because I had them while writing this. I almost slipped away my personal gratitude list while writing this post. My heart was so full of gratitude and positivity. Take Care. Thank you for reminding me of that moment again.

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  2. Haley Scully says:

    Gratitude really is such an important part of life, both to feel and practice. Many of the privileges we have seem simple and routine. However, many people still don’t have access to those things. We should always be grateful for the blessings we already have. 💗

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    1. Garima says:

      Yes Haley, gratitude is very important. In positive psychology research, gratitude is strongly and consistently associated with greater happiness. Gratitude helps people feel more positive emotions, relish good experiences, improve their health, deal with adversity, and build strong relationships.

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      1. Haley Scully says:

        Yes, that makes a lot of sense. I can certainly see how continuously expressing and feeling gratitude would improve overall health and quality of life. Gratitude really is a vital part of a happy life. Thank you for always sharing such information! Your content is so uplifting and inspiring!

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      2. Garima says:

        Thank you Haley. I am really grateful for you to stop by daily at my blog and read my content.

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      3. Haley Scully says:

        You’re very, very welcome! And aww, it’s my pleasure to stop by! 💗

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  3. Love this! Gratitude has been scientifically proven to change people for the better. Great post

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    1. Garima says:

      Yes indeed. One of the reasons why gratitude can change your life is because it shifts your focus. You see, life is all about focus. But it’s not just about being a positive person; having gratitude can change your life because it breathes positivity into everything you’re doing.

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  4. keep it up. I am new here. i love your feed and energy.

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    1. Garima says:

      Thank you for your kind words. Thank you for visiting my blog. Much appreciated.

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  5. Olivia B. Shepherd says:

    Love this, gratitude is the attitude 🙏🏾

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    1. Garima says:

      It indeed is Olivia. Gratitude to all that is, for all that is and to all that will be. Amen.

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  6. LahDiago says:

    I love this. Thank you for the nice piece of reminder.

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    1. Garima says:

      You are most welcome.

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  7. Vintage time wand says:

    Indeed, excellent points there!

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    1. Garima says:

      Thank you. I am glad you liked the points. Gratitude changes everything. To be grateful. To be thankful. To appreciate. What does this mean for you?

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  8. Lydia says:

    It seems the perfect time for me to say that I am grateful to have discovered your website. Your posts are always relevant and informative. Blessings and 🙏🏽, Lydia

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    1. Garima says:

      Thank you Lydia. I am grateful and glad that you found my website. Thank you for visiting my website everyday and leaving your thoughtful comments. I look forward to hearing from you. Warm Regards.

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  9. Absolutely spot on with everything here.

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    1. Garima says:

      I just love gratitude. Do you practice?

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      1. I thank someone that I woke up this morning. I thank someone that I sat around the table for dinner with my family each evening. I’ll try and take time out to reach out to people in my community to offer advice or just to talk to. I thank someone that I’ve got some knowledge in life to do that. For now my mind and body are in sync so very grateful. Always be grateful for everything you have today and day after.

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  10. Reblogged this on Nilesh Sharma and commented:
    A great post by a dear friend and fellow blogger, resonate with it and thought of sharing with you all….

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    1. Garima says:

      Thank you Nilesh

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      1. Always a pleasure Garima 🙂

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  11. Dreamer ❤ says:

    Gratefulness is the key 🙌🏻🌼

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    1. Garima says:

      Yes it is. I am grateful.

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  12. David Lim says:

    Gratefuless is a self-reflection that can bring the spirit to unite with our environment. No more resistence, no more fighting. Simply acceptance.

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    1. Garima says:

      Yes David. Commit to one day a week when you won’t complain about anything. Try to take note when people do a good job and give recognition when it’s due at work. Reward effort, if someone does something nice for you, do something nice for them. Meditate with your gratitude list, giving thanks for all your good fortune.

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      1. David Lim says:

        Like tuning the radio of God.

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