Saturday, June 25, 2011

Things to Be Grateful For

LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 06:  In this photo i...Image by Getty Images via @daylifeBy Jeff Davidson

We asked around, found out some of the things for which people express gratitude, and put together the following list. While some items on the list may not apply to you, most are items for which all of us can be grateful. Whether it's a person, object, form of entertainment, place, or concept, everyone can be grateful for something.

People & Relationships

1. Family
2. Friends
3. Good teachers
4. Role models
5. My boyfriend
6. My girlfriend
7. My parents
8. My children
9. Babies
10. Siblings and cousins
11. A decent landlord
12. Mentors
13. Family reunions
14. Engagements and weddings
15. Pets
16. Dogs

Health

17. Health insurance
18. Generally good health
19. The ability to walk
20. Breathing
21. My genes
22. My ethnic heritage
23. Good hearing and eyesight

Safety and Security

24. Police and Fire Departments
25. US Military
26. National Weather Service
27. Freedom
28. Freedom of religion

Modern Luxuries

29. Clean water
30. Listerine
31. Cars
32. Public transportation
33. Air conditioning
34. Clothes that fit
35. Washers and dryers
36. Jobs
37. Being employed
38. Book publishers
39. Financial aid
40. The ability to own property

Technology

41. GPS
42. DVR
43. Pandora
44. Computers
45. Smartphones
46. The Internet
47. iTunes song collection
48. PowerPoint
49. Photographs

Entertainment

50. Movies
51. The silver screen
52. Broadway shows
53. ESPN and ESPN2
54. TV news
55. Learning Channel
56. History Channel
57. VH1 and MTV
58. iPods
59. Xbox
60. Books
61. Paint
62. Concerts
63. Wall Street Journal
64. Art
65. Fashion
66. Adidas Sambas
67. "Retail therapy"

Sports

68. Cheerleading
69. Running
70. Skiing
71. Rowing
72. UConn Huskies basketball
73. March Madness
74. Tennis

Foods

75. Good food
76. Mexican food
77. Sushi
78. Pizza Fruit
79. Ice cream
80. Crunchy peanut butter
81. Cream cheese
82. Beer
83. Tea
84. Chocolate

Places


85. The USA
86. National and state parks
87. Social scenes
88. Bars
89. Whole Foods, Earth Fair, and Trader Joe's
90. Costco and Sam's Club
91. Coffee shops
92. Public schools and universities
93. Swimming pools
94. The beach and mountains
95. Shopping malls
96. Cruise ships

Nature

97. Pretty weather
98. The arrival of spring
99. The arrival of fall
100. Thanksgiving
101. Freshly cut flowers

Concepts

102. Learning
103. Formal education
104. Lessons learned
105. Experiences
106. Jokes
107. High-fives
108. Respect
109. Ability to change
110. Varied interests

Jeff Davidson is "The Work-Life Balance Expert," a preeminent time management authority, the author of 56 mainstream books, and an electrifying professional speaker, making 778 presentations since 1985. Jeff has been widely quoted in the Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Christian Science Monitor, New York Times, and USA Today.

Cited by Sharing Ideas Magazine as a "Consummate Speaker," Jeff believes that career professionals today in all industries have a responsibility to achieve their own sense of work-life balance, and he supports that quest through his websites http://www.BreathingSpace.com and http://www.Work-LifeBalance.net and through 24 iPhone Apps at the Breathing Space Institute page of the iTunes App Store.

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