What Are You Thankful For?

by Laura Kronen on November 19, 2012

what are you thankful forOne of the major components to a life full of happiness and joy is gratitude. At times it can be tough for us to just focus on the positive and cancel out all of the negative, but it is the best way to live. As Thanksgiving nears, I challenge you to make a list of the Top 101 things you are thankful for.  Here is mine:

  1. Life – without it, we have nothing.
  2. Unconditional love – that’s the very best kind.
  3. My Family
  4. Parents who have always believed in me and supported me and for whom I would do anything for.
  5. My children and their laughter, energy and creativity.
  6. Fresh baked banana chocolate chip cake and my relatively fast metabolism.
  7. Neighbors that I adore.  There is always a cup of sugar or a glass of wine available at all times of the day.
  8. Standing Friday night Mexican dinners with family and friends
  9. Being able to see things in a different light
  10. My super powers – intuition, passion and determination
  11. New York City.  You can take the girl out of the city, but can’t take the city out of the girl.
  12. Sunshine and big white fluffy clouds
  13. The number 13.  It’s my favorite.
  14. Winning City Finals in Tennis
  15. Open roads and a fast car
  16. People that I can count on
  17. Hot Chocolate with whipped cream and marshmallows
  18. Lychee martinis and Extra dirty Martinis with blue cheese olives
  19. Genuine smiles
  20. Palm trees and hammocks and the sun on my face
  21. My photographic memory
  22. That spiders don’t fly
  23. Poker.  And I’m thankful that I don’t live near a casino.
  24. Forgiveness – giving it and receiving it
  25. My job and clients – I truly love what I do
  26. Sunglasses – I’d be blind without them.
  27. Good news
  28. GPS – otherwise I would be permanently lost
  29. People who go the extra mile
  30. Surprises especially those with fancy ribbons on them
  31. Fresh from the oven chocolate chip cookies with extra chocolate chips
  32. My iphone (and life line)
  33. Seat warmers in my car
  34. Synchronicity – those moments when all the stars align.
  35. Crangrape juice – It’s saved my life more times than I can count
  36. Birthday cake
  37. Inspiration -it’s everywhere I turn.
  38. Live music and singing along
  39. Confidence
  40. Insulin – without it, there would be no me
  41. Making others happy
  42. Killer boots
  43. Fresh iced tea
  44. Late night bonfires
  45. Pure Barre – it’s changing my body.
  46. Surprises that arrive in the mail
  47. Volunteering
  48. Witty people with one liners and impeccable timing
  49. Advice – giving and getting it
  50. Knowing how fortunate I am
  51. Laughing till it hurts
  52. My feet – they are cute, take me where I need to go and take a pounding on the court and the treadmill
  53. Straightening irons
  54. My power of persuasion
  55. Bloody Marys with the works
  56. My strength – both physical and mental
  57. My competitive nature
  58. Experience – it’s the best teacher
  59. Tears that release heartache
  60. Stars – I always wish on the first one I see
  61. Glitter and sparkles. On everything.  I’m a girly girl.
  62. Halloween – my favorite holiday
  63. Fresh cut grass – love the smell
  64. Compliments – both giving them and receiving them
  65. For being able to live in the moment
  66. My party planning skills
  67. Memories
  68. My furry warm snuggly blanket
  69. Believing that one day there will be a cure
  70. Wine with friends – we do it often enough!
  71. My best girlfriend who knows everything about me
  72. B12 shots.  I call them my Wonder Woman shots.
  73. Sushi (especially dragon rolls)
  74. Endless energy
  75. Lactose free milk
  76. Rainbows. Who can’t be in awe of them?
  77. Learning something new almost everyday
  78. The perfect pair of jeans
  79. Remote controls
  80. Big fluffy hotel robes
  81. Snowflakes
  82. Hugs from my children.  There is nothing better.
  83. Long eyelashes and glossy lips – thanks Latisse, mascara and lipgloss
  84. Warm socks
  85. Great customer service
  86. Swimming in the ocean when you can see the bottom
  87. Good manners
  88. Pilots
  89. When a smell takes you back instantly to a place in time
  90. Open minded people
  91. Friends who are always on the other end of a text
  92. Suitcases that roll in every direction
  93. Shooting stars, wishbones, pennies, dandelions, 11:11 and birthday candles.
  94. My assertiveness
  95. Online shopping and the time it saves me
  96. Seinfeld at 10pm
  97. People that like me for who I am
  98. Snuggling with my boys every night
  99. Dishwashers
  100. Navy blue manicures with sparkles
  101. YOU!

I could have kept going.  There are so many things that I am thankful for.  Try it.  It’s completely therapeutic and you will have an extra skip in your step all day!

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