Everyday Gratitude: 17 Things Not to Take for Granted Throughout the Year

Everyday Gratitude: 17 Things Not to Take for Granted Throughout the Year

It's that time of year where I begin to feel a little extra grateful. For me, November and December hold an extra special place in my heart because it has always been the time where I have felt closest to the people, places, and things around me.

While I have always adored the holidays, I've found myself increasingly excited each year as the seasons change and the world celebrates various special days.

It's around this time each year, with all the love and emotion in the air, when I really reflect on what the year has brought, what's still to come, and everything I cannot take for granted. Not that I don't reflect during other months of the year, but these months in particular bring a certain wave of thankfulness over me.

Do any of you feel a little extra aware of your gratitude around this time of year?

Everyday Gratitude: 17 Things Not to Take for Granted Throughout the Year

While it is, of course, incredibly important to be grateful, it is no less important to be so in the spring and summer than it is now.

Each day of the year there is something to be thankful for, whether we recognize it in the moment or not.

So here's my challenge to myself:

Beginning today, I challenge myself to jot down 3 things I am thankful for every day. [CLICK TO TWEET]


Everyday Gratitude: 17 Things Not to Take for Granted Throughout the Year

To start, I have created a list of 17 of the many things I am grateful for every day of the year.

1. Waking Up Each Morning
2. Sunny Days
3. Nature
4. Family
5. Old & New Friends
6. Mentors/Champions
7. Education
8. Health
9. Safety
10. Food & Water
11. Means of Transportation
12. Seasons
13. Clothes for Each Season
14. Love
15. Bed, Pillow, & Blanket
16. Choices
17. Myself
+ More

Here's to recognizing these things, not just around the holidays, but each and every day of the year.

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26 comments

  1. Wow! These photos are so gorgeous! I LOVE the color of the trees and your Fall look! :)

    xo, Chloe // https://funinthecloset.com/skye-footwear-sneakers/

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    1. Thanks a million, Chloe! Glad you love them! The foliage was breathtaking :) xo

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  2. Love this post! Daily gratitude honestly changed my life, and those are some great things to be thankful for. Pretty photos too! :)

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    1. Thanks so much, Tami! I'm glad you love it. I think making it a point to focus on what I'm grateful for each day will really help boost my positivity! There is so much to be thankful for in this life and I never want to forget it! xo

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  3. Love this post! I always feel myself getting more thankful around this time of the year, but lately even more so!

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    1. I COMPLETELY agree! As I get older, the holidays tend to make me more and more grateful! I want to take this gratitude with me even after the holidays are over so I feel this elated every day. There's something extra special about this time of year, but every day is special :) Thanks so much for reading, Allison! xo

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  4. such a good reminder! i need to get better at taking time everyday to be thankful

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    1. I definitely do too! I wanted to challenge myself to find things to be grateful for each day, so that's what I'm doing! Thanks so much for reading, Nina! :)

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  5. Gratitude makes such a difference in my daily happiness. I have so much to be grateful for and when I recognize all that I have it's hard to let the little things get me down.

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    1. AMEN! This is exactly why I want to jot down what I am thankful for each day. Because every day is special and I will never take that for granted. Thanks so much for reading!!

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  6. Such an awesome post, I agree! Well said girly

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    1. Thanks so much, Bella! So glad you agree :) Thanks for reading!

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  7. This is awesome! Love your pictures!

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    1. Thanks so much, Chelsey! So happy to hear you enjoyed! xo

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  8. So true! I love post like this, so inspiring :)

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    1. You're so sweet! Thanks so much, Gery! So glad you found it inspiring.

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  9. Thankful for my family, our health, and living in a state that actually experiences a real fall! <3

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    1. Such important things for which to be grateful! Thanks a million for reading, Divya!

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  10. I think I mentioned this on your IG post, but this is something I'm going to try to make a more conscious effort to do!

    Tori || Victori Media
    https://www.victorimedia.com

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    1. That's so great to hear! I love that you'll be doing it with me. It's something I definitely didn't spend enough time on in the past and I wanted to make it a priority to focus on all I have in life. Thanks for reading, Tori!

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  11. Love this! Today I am thankful for my sweet dog and that we have the means to grab lunch or dinner out when I just feel too icky to cook!

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    1. Oh absolutely!! I am sooo thankful for my dogs, too! Can never take them for granted! I hope you feel better soon <3 Thanks for reading, Paige!

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  12. What a great idea to keep a running gratitude log this month! I love the holidays and Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday!
    Also, I am loving your cozy dress look!

    xo Deborah
    Coffee, Prose, and Pretty Clothes

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    1. Thanks a million, Deborah! I'm glad you love the idea! I absolutely adore the holidays, too. I'm literally obsessed... Truly. As far as this dress goes, it is my favorite! It's so fuzzy and so easy to mix and match with pieces. Perfect with a hat, scarf, chunky necklace, high boots, low booties, sneakers! Literally goes with everything. I actually got it at TJ Maxx and it's become one of my favorite purchases. xoxo

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  13. Wow these pictures are beautiful! I wish I could celebrate Thanksgiving right now but unfortunately its not a thing in Europe :(

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    1. Aw! You should have your own feast for no particular reason anyway! It'll be a blast and yummy! Thanks so much for reading! I'm glad you love the pictures! xo

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