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Question: How often do you pause to appreciate the things you have in life?  I bet most people’s answer to this question would be ‘hardly ever’.

But the fact of the matter is that this world is simply beautiful, and we’re lucky to live in such an amazing world. Sometimes it’s easy to feel bad because you’re going through a rough patch in your life. However, remember that no matter how bad your situation may seem, there are tens of thousands of things to be grateful for in life every day.

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Research has shown that being thankful confers a whole host of health benefits, from improved immune systems to feelings of connectedness, even higher team morale. This should be enough reason for you to be thankful for what you have in life.

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“Learn to be thankful for what you already have, while you pursue all that you want.”

Jim Rohn

We all have a bad habit of taking things for granted, be it food, a house, a relationship or even a book. But instead we should be grateful for all the things, the blessings God has bestowed upon us for gratitude itself is a virtue. Here is the list of 20 things that you should be grateful for:

“Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.” 

Oprah Winfrey

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1) Another day to breathe

If you wake up in the morning and are blessed with another day in your life, you are lucky. As you get to have another opportunity to do your work, to make a difference in this world, to amend your mistakes. You have every reason to be grateful.

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2) A home or some shelter

Most people in this world don’t have a shelter on their head. They live on the streets. So if you have a home or a shelter, you are amongst some of the very lucky people on this planet.

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3) A bed to sleep on

A bed is a blessing. As it let you have a good sleep, which is essential to a good life. So if you have a bed to sleep on, you are blessed beyond your imagination.

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4) Clothes to wear

If you have a closet of clothes or even a couple of wardrobes, you are a blessed being.

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5) Food to eat

Food is essential for life. So if you have food to eat, you should be grateful as millions sleep starving.

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