Whether you're struggling, or in a good spot in your life, it is easy to forget the things that really matter in life. We can get caught up in social media and pleasing everyone, that we are left exhausted, and eventually forget the simple things in life that we should be thankful for. Here is a list of short reminders of what to be thankful for in this world.
Nature & The Natural World
Nature is our true artist and the greatest healer in our life.
God / Our Creator
Whatever belief system you have, just know that God wants the best for you. He may put you through hard times, but know it is for your growth.
My dad has always said there is nothing more important than your health.
Wisdom Gained Through the Years of Age + Experience
As society grows, we tend to become more intellectual but what we need today is more wisdom. Spiritual wisdom is what people are lacking.
Your Parents, Family & Support System
Not everyone is blessed to have a healthy family, but for those who have parents, loved ones or support pieces who care and help you, that is something to be thankful for every day.
Being in Love
Life is not easy whether one is single or taken, but there is something magical about being in love, especially living in a world where people crave love and the human heart.
Money in Savings
Most people live pay check to pay check, so it is important to be thankful for that savings for that rainy day, or retirement account, or that 401k that your company contributes towards.
Kindness in Strangers
Whether its getting a donation, or someone holding the door, we should appreciate those small acts of kindness.
Art is a form of therapy and escapism to help us appreciate the beauty of the world, or one's creativity.
Waking Up Everyday Day
In reality, everyday you wake up, live and breathe is the greatest gift from God as we never know when our time will expire.
Sunrises + Sunsets
Not only are sunrises and sunsets beautiful, but it reminds us that there is a beginning and that there is an end. It also reminds us that each day is an opportunity for a fresh start.
No one wants to go through a hard time, but if you analyze those hard times know it puts you in a better position and somehow your soul needed that experience in order to grow. Those hard times can lead us to better places.
For those who have the ability to walk, walking and movement is healing. Walking is symbolic to moving forward in life. We have the ability to walk away from things that no longer serve us and to walk forward in life to heal.
Even if you're struggling, there are free services out there for nearly everything. Free food. Free counseling. Free fitness classes. Be thankful for the people who volunteer or provide monetary donations to provide free services.
Pets or Animals
Even if you don't have a pet, sometimes sitting in nature and admiring nature like a bird singing songs, or a seal swimming in the ocean is something that brings immense joy to humans. We have a connections with nature and the natural world, and we can all find gratitude in the beauty of animals.
What are you most thankful for in life?
Everyone loves hydrangeas. One color, multi-colored, they are one of the most beloved summer flowers, and for good reason since its beauty is inspirational. Hydrangeas are very symbolic to change as depending on the PH of the soil, that dictates the color of the flower's petals.
Elizabeth Rae Kovar M.A. is Author of her memoir, Finding Om and is a Fitness Trainer, Yogi, Reiki Master, Presenter and Lover of Life. To view her portfolio please visit www.elizabethkovar.com