120 Things To Be Thankful For


If you ever have trouble coming up with something to be thankful for, I’ve outlined 120 random things that should make your list! Enjoy and let me know in the comments below which is your favorite or if you have one not on the list.
1. The other side of the pillow
2. When cashiers open up new checkout lanes at the store
3. Clothes just out of the dryer
4. Inter generational dancing
5. Naps
6. High fiving babies
7. Having a whole row to yourself on the plane
8. Popping bubble wrap
9. Ice cream
10. Finding an old mix tape/cd
11. The moment at a concert after the lights go our and before the band comes onstage
12. Finding out your bday is on a Friday or Saturday
13. Fixing electronics by slapping them
14. Hitting a bunch of green lights in a row
15. When you push the elevator button and it’s already there
16. Sleeping in new bed sheets
17. Taking your bra off
18. Waking up before your alarm feeling rested
19. When all the socks from the dryer match up perfectly
20. When there is still time left in the parking meter when you pull up
21. The smell of crayons
22. The smell of fresh baked goods
23. Peeling an orange in one shot
24. When the vending machine gives you two things instead of one
25. Licking the batter off the beaters of a cake mixer
26. Getting prime seats in a movie theater
27. Wait staff who bring you free refills without asking
28. Untangling a really big knot
29. When the thing you were going to buy is already on sale
30. Peeling that thin plastic film off new electronics
31. Sand in your feet
32. Walking along the beach
33. The thank-you wave when you let somebody merge in front of you
34. When you’re really tired and someone throws a blanket on you
35. Getting your id checked when you are way over the legal age
36. The smell of rain
37. A friendly nod between strangers out doing the same thing
38. Getting gas before the price goes up
39. Tupperware that works
40. Getting off an airplane after a long flight
41. Picking up a q and u at the same time in Scrabble
42. Old folks who sit on their porch and wave at you when you walk by
43. The first scoop out of a jar of peanut butter
44. Perfectly toasted toast
45. The sun
46. The cool wind in your hair
47. The smell of coffee
48. Staring out at cold water
49. Blowing out all the candles on your first try
50. The moment at a restaurant when you see your food coming
51. Air conditioning
52. Catching someone singing in their car
53. Taking off your shoes on a long car ride
54. Having really good eyesight
55. Nailing a parallel parking spot on the first try
56. Discovering those little tabs on the side of the aluminum foil box
57. The smell of freshly cut grass
58. Your favorite old, comfy T-shirt
59. A long hug when you really need it
60. Dangling your feet in water
61. When you know all The buttons to speed through the automated phone system
62. Laughing so hard you laugh at how you are  laughing
63. Solving the wheel of fortune puzzle before the people on the show
64. When the guy at the border doesn’t ask any questions
65. The sound of rain
66. When you arrive at the bus stop just as the bus is coming around the corner
67. The one square on the waffle that’s most loaded with butter and syrup
68. When you actually remember someone’s name
69. Somebody flashing their high barns at you to warn you about the cops
70. The man cave
71. The woman cave
72. Finding the tv remote after looking forever
73. The shampoo had massage you sometimes get at the hairdresser
74. Getting served breakfast in bed
75. Clipping your fingernails
76. Coming home after a long day to someone cooking dinner
77. Fireworks
78. Fresh pillows
79. Wordless apologies
80. The smell and sound of a campfire
81. When your luggage tumbles down the luggage chute first after a long flight
82. Putting on warm clothes after swimming
83. Moving all clothes from the washer to the dryer woot dropping anything
84. Car windows that go all the way down
85. When you know your tv remote so well you don’t need to look at the buttons
86. When you hear someone’s smile over the phone
87. Moving up a shoe size when you are a kid
88. Perfectly popped microwave popcorn
89. That one really good pen that never gets lost
90. When you are low in gas and a gas station appears
91. Using rock-paper-scissors to settle anything
92. The day you realize you are a good driver
93. Celebrating your pet’s birthday even though the have no idea what’d going on
94. Waking up and realizing its Saturday
95. Seeing someone laugh in their sleep
96. Sweatpants
97. Getting the perfect parking spot
98. The three-paycheck months
99. The smell of books
100. Getting in a line before it gets really long
101. Getting into a bed with clean sheets after shaving your legs
102. The gas arrow going to full
103. Snow falling on Christmas Eve
104. Playing with a baby and not having to change its diaper
105. Paying for something with exact change
106. Absolute perfect silence
107. Getting something with actual handwriting in the mail
108. Building an amazing couch-cushion fort
109. Squeezing through a door as it’s shutting without touching it
110. Snow days
111. Finding the last item of your size at the store
112. When the boss goes out of town
113. Getting out of the car and stretching at the rest stop
114. New socks
115. Finding money
116. Driving through your old neighborhood and stopping to see the house you grew up in
117. The last day of school (or the first day of school; depending on your perspective!)
118. When you are near the end of the book
119. Remembering how lucky we are to be here

120.  A dog’s love!

It’s YOUR turn: What is your favorite from this list? What are you most grateful for? Please comment below!


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Tandy Elisala is passionate about helping family caregivers go from being overwhelmed and stressed to empowered and calm. Tandy went through cancer four times and learned how to heal using conventional, complementary, and alternative therapy. Tandy left her corporate career to take care of both parents simultaneously while raising three kids as a single mom. She took care of both parents for 2 1/2 years until their respective deaths. Tandy now teaches what she learned on her journey. Tandy is a family caregiver coach, a multiple best-selling author, inspirational speaker and mom to three adult kids, one angel dog and one diva cat.

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2 replies
  1. Mitch Tublin
    Mitch Tublin says:

    Tandy, Enjoyed your list! Certainly gives us your personality!
    I would add at least these two:
    1. The stars in the night sky.
    2. The fact that we are all unique people.
    Thanks for a fun read!


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