the little things we forget.

I have realized that there is so many little, yet big things that we should be thankful and grateful for, but neglect it. So many people are not blessed to even have a roof over there heads, yet still we complain about simple things like “Not having plans” or “Being bored at home”. Some people wish that they could utter those words out there mouth. I have compiled some things that we as individuals need to remember and be grateful/thankful for.

Things you should be thankful/grateful for (in general):
1. L I F E. The fact that you are alive and God spared your life to see another day.
2. S H E L T E R. You have a roof over your head, a form of shelter and protection from harm and danger.
3. F O O D on your table. Not many people have food. Imagine the people on the corners or on the trains that you see homeless with no food.
4. Having a J A C K E T. Yes a jacket. My cousin brought awareness to this and it actually hit home. Be happy you have a jacket to keep you warm this autumn/winter season.
5. H E A T. So many people have homes, but no heat to keep them warm. Others have no home at all.
6. F A M I L Y. I cannot stress the importance of being grateful you have a family and support system around you. People die everyday, so be sure to tell them how much you care NOW!
7. E D U C A T I O N. Yes you may still be chasing after that associate, bachelor, or master’s degree, but SO WHAT! You are in school getting educated. SCHOOL IS NOT CHEAP. You know how many people wish they could be in school? Be thankful and block out the haters.
8. A J O B. That job you have been blessed with. Be thankful for it because it gives you the money to take care of yourself and/or others.
9. Your O T H E R  H A L F. Whether it may be a boyfriend, girlfriend, friend, husband, wife or close family member…be thankful for them. They give you that extra push each day and that love and attention to keep you going.
10. F A V O R. You may receive so much favor throughout the days, weeks or months. Give thanks for it. Don’t be boastful. Those are little blessings sent from God. Appreciate it.
11. W A T E R to drink, clean water at that. I know you know the details of this, so yeah be very thankful/grateful.
12. G O O D  H E A L T H. Do not take this lightly. So many people are sick and are in bed with illnesses without cures, please count your blessings. This includes mental health also. Good mental health is something many people wish they had. They too suffer tremendously, hoping for a brighter day. Let us remember to be thankful for being 

STOP WORRYING, instead say this “I will give thanks today and everyday I live.”

Things we take for granted, but should be really grateful for:
13. The fact that we have a Television or any other electronic devices.
14. Light/Electricity.
15. Shoes on our feet.
16. Hands, feet, eyes, ears, nose, toes, fingers, a mouth, teeth, a tongue etc.
17. A bed, a couch, chairs, tables etc.

Things to be thankful for (bloggers edition):
18. L O Y A L follower count. Always show that you’re thankful to them for following and keeping up with you.
19. Great S U P P O R T E R S. Do not take them for granted.
20. Y O U R  B L O G. Your own very space to voice your opinions, feelings and thoughts.
21. All your blogging T O O L S and necessities! Ex. cameras, books, photographers, props, light tools, computers, iPads, etc.

The are all things we are blessed with and should be super grateful for. Let’s not only be thankful/grateful on special holidays, but E V E R Y D A Y that we are alive.

92 thoughts on “the little things we forget.

  1. aw, i love this post so much. I was having such a crap day today, but after reading your post I feel so much better and satisfied! thank you.

  2. hey MJ, I’m here from #bloggerspromohour (my first one!) First of all, your blog is so pretty! Second, I am also so thankful for my blog. I’ve had it for almost 2 months now and it is so crazy how interactive & social the blogging community is. I feel like I’ve learned so much so soon! Glad I found ya :)) PS. are you Team Jess or Team Logan?

  3. I love this post and totally agree with it! There are so many things we should be grateful for that don’t even cross our minds on a regular basis! X

  4. I loved reading this, so often we forget to be thankful for the little things we take for granted. We need to remember that what we have could be gone tomorrow, so don’t end up having regrets, fab post lovely! x

  5. This post is so true. My friend was in an accident this year where she lost an arm and a leg- things like that show you just how precious life is and how we should appreciate all the things we have.

  6. This is all so true! Great post! Made me think! Sometime I forget how lucky I am with my life. It’s not all pinky and shiny but it’s still a good life. Thanks for writing this. xx Corinne from Corinne & Kirsty

  7. Wonderful, wonderful post. It can be easy to feel bogged down by, well, everything so these are important things to come back to and feel grateful for. Thankfulness for both the big and the small goes a long way in helping to ease the mind and heart. Thank for you this!

  8. Really enjoyed this post, its always good to remind ourselves not to take things for granted and appreciate the little things more in life. xx

  9. Love this post! There really are lots of things we should all be grateful for everyday x

    Amy |

  10. Such a great post. We tend to forget the little things. We have to remember to be appreciate of the things that God gives us and not lose sight of that. Thanks for the reminder.

  11. I love this post so much, there’s so much to be thankful for and we always tend to overlook it!

  12. I love this post so much! Its needed to remember everything that we often take for granted!! Your blog and twitter is amazing! keep up the amazing work xx

  13. This is such a good post! An important reminder of things to be grateful for. Personally I would be very happy if I had a good mental health as I’ve been struggling with mental health problems for years.

  14. I love posts like these because they are so true! We do take so much for granted and I think that posts like these definitely make us stop and think for a minute 🙂

  15. I love this post, such a positive message! And it’s true, we do take things for granted that we really shouldn’t, things that we should be thankful for! Such a well written post and a great read!

  16. This is so important! I make a habit of practicing gratitude daily and reminding myself what really matters in life (food, family, shelter etc). I love that you focused on things we often take for granted like a warm jacket in winter.

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