So, I've started doing this thing where I make a list each day of my gifts (things I'm thankful for) and I have begun to see a difference in my attitude and outlook on life. Writing out your blessings really shows you what's good in your life and brings a joy that is unexplained.
  1. The sound of crackling fire.
  2. The smell of food cooking in the oven.
  3. The sound of laughter.
  4. Laying down at the end of a long day.
  5. When the radio plays your favorite song.
  6. The sound of birds singing after winter is over.
  7. The sound of waves crashing against the shore.
  8. Breakfast for dinner.
  9. Movies based on books that you loved.
  10. Candles that remind me of another place or time.
  11. The sound of keys on a type writer.
  12. The sound of skate blades on ice.
  13. Multi colored christmas lights.
  14. Lemon sugar cookies.
  15. A fresh pineapple.
  16. The sound of turning pages in a book.
  17. Old movies you haven't seen in forever.
  18. A fresh haircut.
  19. The first cup of coffee in the morning.
  20. The sound of trees blowing in the wind.
  21. Family gatherings.
  22. Grape jam piled high on toast.
  23. The scent of a floral shop.
  24. Getting mail.
  25. Big sweaters.
  26. Long, sweet prayers.
  27. Cold pillows.
  28. Warm chocolate chip cookies.
  29. My new strawberry plant.
  30. Clean sheets.
  31. Maple and brown sugar oatmeal.
  32. Bare feet on the front porch.
  33. Bubbles.
  34. Hair bands that hold back my hair in the heat.
  35. New t shirts.
  36. New jar of Apple butter.
  37. Homemade chicken noodle soup.
  38. Forgiveness.
  39. The first snow of winter.
  40. A cold glass of sweet tea in summer.
  41. Shadows.
  42. Sunsets and sunrises.
  43. Constellations.
  44. The sound of a lawn mower.
  45. The sound of rain on a tin roof.
  46. Hugs from loved ones.
  47. Encouraging friends.
  48. Ice cold water.
  49. Warm towels right out of the dryer.