50 Things to be Thankful for / Carmen Varner // Travel Influencer, Blogging Coach, Social Media Consultant


50 Things to be Thankful for

I'm here to give thanks. I want to take a moment to just be thankful. Be joyous for everything I have. I want to inspire you as well. We need it. The world needs it. Hopefully, there are some things on this list that you are thankful for too.

1. Being alive 
2. Oxygen for making all life possible 
3. Blossoming flowers in spring 
4. Puppies, kitties, baby animals of any kind 
5. Food when you're hungry 
6. Music 
7. Shoes on your feet & clothes in the closet 
8. Good health 
9. TV, literature, & film 
10. Opportunity to get an education 
11. Comfort when you're feeling down 
12. Seeing friends & family you haven't seen in ages 
13. Cold water on a hot summer's day 
14. Sleeping in 
15. Fresh cut flowers 
16. Cell phones for being able to reach people with ease 
17. The ability to read 
18. Sun, moon, stars, & everything beyond
19. Taking off your shoes after a long day 
20. Receiving a handwritten letter in the mail 
21. Dark chocolate 
22. Access to the internet & technology 
23. Knowing true love 
24. Gravity & breathing, that which we have no control over 
25. Caller ID 
26. Wisdom that comes with age 
27. Pizza 
28. Freedom to vote 
29. Enough money to pay rent 
30. Kindness of strangers 
31. Sense of smell to smell mum's cooking or fresh bread 
32. Sense of sight to see the sunset or your baby's first steps 
33. Sense of touch to hug others with love or feel the rain on your cheeks 
34. Sense of hearing to listen to thunder or your favorite song 
35. Sense of taste to enjoy a warm meal or cold ice cream 
36. Holding hands 
37. The love & support of friends & family 
38. A long night of sleep 
39. Sales 
40. Cozying up on winter's night 
41. Sound of a baby's laughter 
42. The last piece of anything (pie, pizza, candy, etc.) 
43. How the leaves change color & fall in autumn 
44. Travel 
45. Sunshine to brighten the day 
46. Advancement of technology & medicine 
47. That first cup of tea or coffee in the morning 
48. Pool & beach days in summer 
49. Clean drinking water 
50. Holiday traditions 

Let's spread thankfulness, gratitude, appreciation, & kindness. Don't spread racism, hate, lies, or bad thoughts on others. We don't need any more fighting or death or darkness. Take the time to be thankful, genuinely. Don't do it to do it. Go out of your way to be grateful or do something kind. Lord knows the world needs more love. 

Any plans for today? This is my first Thanksgiving away from my family (they are visiting my sister up in Berkeley). I will be spending the day with my boyfriend's family. Should be interesting. Now time to prep this vegetarian bake! :] 

What are you thankful for? Anything from this list? What are your Thanksgiving plans? Does your family have any special traditions? 

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  1. Lovely post, thanks for sharing and Happy Thanksgiving! <3

    I have a new outfit post up, would love to know your thoughts:



  2. What a great list! #25 and 42 are ESPECIALLY amazing. You can check out what we at TheSingleDiaries.com are grateful for this year on the site. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

    Catherine | Happy Thanksgiving from TheSingleDiaries.com

  3. A great roundup, and a great reminder of how much I have to be thankful for too!

    S. Roderick

    1. Just those little things we take for granted. :]

  4. This is really cute! Happy thanksgiving
    Great job

  5. Awesome post!!!! Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!!!


  6. Lovely post! Its great to take the time to write out what we are thankful for!


  7. The Caller ID bit made me chuckle. Very true haha Xx

  8. such a lovely post! I wish we celebrated thanksgiving here in the UK!

    i've got a MAC lipstick giveaway over on my blog if you want to take a look :)

  9. Wonderful list! I hope you had a great Thanksgiving
    The Doctor Diva

  10. just popping in for the first time + love your site layout! super cute & great thanksgiving list. :) adding to my blogroll!


  11. I loved this! Pizza is an amazing thing to be thankful for:)
    Ariana // Thoughts Through a Teacup

  12. i'm in love with this! great post x

    Visit my blog? xx Miss Beatrix (http://missbeatrix.com)

  13. Lovely post! It's always nice to take a moment and give thanks for all that we have. :)


    1. Precisely. Enjoy & be thankful for all we have. :]

  14. I wish Thanksgiving was celebrated everywhere, it's such a great time being able to be with everyone you love. And great list of things to be thankful for! It's the simplest things, such as oxygen, like you mentioned, that we SO easily forget to be thankful for. Honestly, I would have never thought of that as something to write down for something I am thankful for, only because it's something that comes so natural for us, to the point where I forget about it. Yet, we wouldn't be living without it! Love how you added that one on there. :)

    - MeYouandHayleyLarue.com

    1. I agree. It's a wholesome day (obviously not Black Friday). We tend to take those little things for granted, like oxygen, when some others can't breathe on their own. Thanks for reading, Hayley! :]

  15. What a wonderful post! You're 100% right, we need to be thankful and spread more gratitude day-to-day rather than focus on the bad.

    Hope you had a wonderful holiday!

    Sorcha x Bright Field Notes

    1. Right on, Sorcha. Day-to-day would definitely be ideal. :]

  16. Love this post - it really makes you appreciate the little things (such as pizza haha)

    Melane | Pure Perspective

  17. Love your blog, its so interactive I will stay tuned!


  18. I am thankful for my family and love ones, basically for life itself. It's cheesy but 3 years ago I had nothing, just hardship so I am very thankful for everything I have now.

    Reflection of Sanity

    1. It takes nothing to realize you have everything. Great attitude, Shireen. :]

  19. Such a lovely post has really brightened my day x


  20. such a lovely post, i'm thankful for my beagles and just well being :) love the layout of your blog


  21. Thanks for sharing! Happy Thanksgiving!
    Xo Miss Erin
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  22. This post was so beautiful!!! And hope you had a great thanksgiving! :) Have a nice weekend dear Carmen!

  23. I love this post so much ;A: Thank you for sharing these<3 My favorite is #4-5, heh heh.
    ~Kiyomi <3

  24. Great post.....loved it...

  25. What a lovely post. We all need to write a list of 50 things we're grateful for, just to make some people realise how much abundance they have in their life! We really don't know how lucky we are :)


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