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80 Reasons to be Thankful

Linda (Kaywood) Bilyeu is a self-published author. Her books are available on Amazon. She writes from the heart—there is no other way.

What Are You Thankful For?

There are so many reasons to be thankful. I had a hand with this lengthy list from many friends and family members.

Along the way my contributors and I also shared lots of laughter. We all know how important humor is. Laughter is something we should all have on our list of reasons to be thankful. Are you aware that laughter helps reduce stress and heal wounds? It does. I wouldn't kid you.

I am always seeking a way to bring on the giggles and I usually succeed. Which makes me very thankful for humor.

A thankful heart makes for a happy heart. Expressing gratitude to others, not only makes you happy, but it also fills the recipient's heart with happiness. Never allow a moment to pass without sharing that you are thankful for someone that makes your heart happy.

Maybe you can relate to one or more of our reasons to be thankful or you have reasons of your own. Either way feel free to add your reasons to be grateful in the comment section below, I would appreciate it.

There is Always a Reason to be Thankful

80 Reasons to be Thankful

80 Reasons to be Thankful

Reasons To Be Thankful

1. Social Networking and the many friends we have "met" even though we might never have a chance to "meet" them. We are thankful for them.
2. My iPhone that's attached at my hip! Not literally, but it is.
3. A job and enjoying the job is an added bonus! My students and their appreciation to learn.
4. Life and being able to celebrate another birthday!
5. The NFL Football Season!
6. My bed, sleep, naps and sweet dreams!
7. Pets...whether they are dogs, cats, horses, turtles, fish or bunnies!
8. Sunglasses that aren't missing or broken!
9. Being a stay at home dad or mom because you will never get those precious years back!
10. Freshly ground flax seed ... works better then most prescription drugs do for good health!
11. Cool wives, husbands, mates, children, grandbabies etc...
12. Toenail clippers that are sharp enough to get the job done!
13. Warm, fuzzy socks on a cold day!
14. Coffee, iced tea, cold beer, diet coke, a glass of wine or a shot of whiskey!
15. Candy apples, Apple Dumplings, Reese's peanut butter cups, Boston Baked Beans (candy), Cupcakes, Sugar Daddies (the candy) and the other ones!
16. OXYGEN!
17. Having your cast finally removed due to an ankle fracture!
18. Massages, candles and bubble baths!
19. Dental floss, toothbrushes, toothpaste, water pics and of course the dreaded dentist!
20. A therapist for those who need one and for those who think they don't need one!
21. Wisdom of the elderly and the memories, photographs and videos of the past.
22. Dishwasher, washer and dryer and Downy Wrinkle Release!
23. iPad, Kindle, QVC and Walmart to shop until we drop!
24. Avon cosmetics and the easy way to purchase online! Fragrant fragrances!
25. MARY KAY cosmetics and the easy way to purchase online! Concealer!
26. Simplest acts of kindness!
27. Country Music Award Shows.
28. Our arms, legs, hands and feet.
29. Any song by Keith Urban!
30. Technology, the Internet and the World Wide Web! Spell check is a bonus!
31. Air Conditioner on a hot day and a Heater on a cold day!
32. EYE CANDY! I think we can all agree on this one!
33. Clean water and hot showers!
34. MUSIC...all types...music soothes the soul!
35. Good health.
36. Lots of love and laughter.
37. Manicures and pedicures.
38. Libraries and Redbox! Free, cheap and easy!
39. Two-ply toilet paper.
40. Autumn days. The cool breeze. The leaves as they change color. Thanksgiving Day.

Gratitude turns whatever we have into enough.

Gratitude turns whatever we have into enough.

More Reasons to Be Thankful

41. The warmth of the sunshine!
42. Guardian angels who watch over us.
43. A personal relationship with God!
44. Sincere support from someone who has your back!
45. Disney, Epcot, Universal Studios, SeaWorld and all other theme parks!
46. Any Johnny Depp or Sandra Bullock movie!
47. Landscaper, maids, butlers and chefs for those lucky enough to have these services!
48. CHOCOLATE! One word that has so much power.
49. When a child with Autism looks you in the eyes while speaking to you.
50. HAIR DYE for women, sorry but men should just not use these products!
51. Hearing the words "I love you" :)
52. Spring flowers = new life!
53. Ellen DeGeneres!
54. Funny FACEBOOK friends who brighten your day!
55. A relationship based on love and trust.
56. BOTOX, thankful to never have needed it.
57. Skechers shoes, sneakers, slippers etc...
58. Chinese or pizza take-out.
59. SPANDEX and The Miracle Bra.
60. Having a gift and being able to make the world a better place with it!
61. Losing weight and never finding it again!
62. TEXTING but NOT while driving! When our children who loved away still text us daily!
63. Xanax & Zoloft.
64. Eggs and potatoes and the abundant ways to prepare them.
65. Taking a road trip and not having any car issues.
66. Polite, well mannered and respectful children.
67. I am grateful because I was born free, and can act out of my faith.
68. Home cooked meals using the secret ingredient for an extra delish meal!
69. That I have strong feet so I can stomp them until I get what I want.
70. That God gave me 2 dogs to talk to, so I can finally have an intelligent conversation!
71. iCarly, Victorious, High School Musical, dolls and my friends.
72. Great sex!
73. For twin baby girls and a dog that like to sleep in late, as much as I do and a hubby that goes off to work early so I can have the bed to myself! Life is good!
74. Marvel Comics and Captain America!
75. A free daily subscription to a virtual newspaper such as the Sunshine Times.
76. Baby toes, you can eat them up and they are low in calories!
77. Keebler elves and their fudge shoppes!
78. A roof over my head, clothes on my back and food on the table!
79. For the bad relationships that make you appreciate the good ones so much more!
80.That when my ex pokes me I won't get pregnant!

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Thankful by Kelly Clarkson

© 2011 Linda Bilyeu

What Are Your Reasons To Be Thankful?

Linda Bilyeu (author) from Orlando, FL on November 22, 2016:

And we are thankful for you Daisy!!

Daisy Mariposa from Orange County (Southern California) on November 21, 2016:

Linda,

I'm thankful for the friends I have met via Facebook ... and the List Divas wonderful Hubs.

Linda Bilyeu (author) from Orlando, FL on November 17, 2016:

Hi PS...You are such an inspiration to so many. I am thankful for you!

Linda Bilyeu (author) from Orlando, FL on November 17, 2016:

I am thankful for your friendship, Audrey!

Patricia Scott from North Central Florida on November 17, 2016:

Absolutely ....you have nailed it with THIS list, Linda. Keith Urban...uh..yeah...his latest song has me hooked. And so many other reasons you have I went yes, yes, and yes.

Thankful too that I have 'met' you here and can come and read your sharings.

Angels are on the way to you this morning Hoping for you a lovely Thanksgiving. ps

Audrey Howitt from California on November 16, 2016:

Loved this! Always good to be thankful!!

Linda Bilyeu (author) from Orlando, FL on November 15, 2016:

This hub has been extremely popular every November for the past 5 years...this November it doesn't have any hits. #ThanksTrump

Bill De Giulio from Massachusetts on November 27, 2015:

What a great list Linda. It made me smile, and I am thankful for that. Hope you are well.

Nithya Venkat from Dubai on November 26, 2015:

Happy Thanksgiving Day! Enjoyed reading the great list that you have put together. I am thankful for each day given to me to live and enjoy. Thank you for sharing this.

Linda Bilyeu (author) from Orlando, FL on November 26, 2015:

Happy Thanksgiving, word!! :)

Linda Bilyeu (author) from Orlando, FL on November 26, 2015:

Way to go, Effer your gratitude shines through! I'm also thankful my daughter is cooking today! Enjoy! :)

Al Wordlaw from Chicago on November 26, 2015:

Thankful so much again, double time! HAPPY THANKSGIVING 2015!

Suzie from Carson City on November 26, 2015:

I am grateful because: 1, I woke up to another day! (well, sort of, "woke up.) 2. Thanks to my Kuerig, my coffee was ready within seconds! 3. The soreness in my joints, assures me I can still move. 4. I found my glasses in less than an hour. 5. I opened my mail to find smiling faces, including my SFAM'S! 6. My DIL is cooking today!!!! 7. I have every intention of stuffing myself today with no regrets.........8. I could list all day, but I'm sure you get my gist.......

There IS so very much for us to be thankful for!! Hugs, Effer

Linda Bilyeu (author) from Orlando, FL on November 26, 2015:

Hi John, being thankful everyday comes natural for those with a thankful heart. Such as you.

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on November 25, 2015:

I am thankful everyday for so many things sunshine...but you have compiled a wonderful and comprehensive list in this hub. Well done.

Linda Bilyeu (author) from Orlando, FL on November 08, 2015:

And I am so thankful for my Effer! XO

Linda Bilyeu (author) from Orlando, FL on November 08, 2015:

I do my best, Tills! :)

Suzie from Carson City on November 06, 2015:

I could start now and still be listing things to be grateful for by NEXT Thanksgiving of 2016! How wonderful that we're all still a happy, thriving group of friends all these years!.....(except that there are those we miss..:( I wish you all a wonderful day with family & friends, a massive feast and lots of laughter.

Take time to remember those who are alone or away in the Military....and keep up those random acts of kindness.

I am very VERY thankful for the privilege of knowing you!

Mary Craig from New York on November 06, 2015:

I am thankful f or your bringing us sunshine and laughter!

Linda Bilyeu (author) from Orlando, FL on November 27, 2014:

Happy Thanksgiving y'all! I'm grateful for the holiday wishes.

Mary Hyatt from Florida on November 27, 2014:

My goodness, what a wonderful list. I can't think of anything to add. I am thankful each and every day because I have many, many blessings.

Happy Thanksgiving, friend!

Rebecca Mealey from Northeastern Georgia, USA on November 27, 2014:

Great list! Happy Thanksgiving, Sunshine!

Rebecca Mealey from Northeastern Georgia, USA on November 27, 2014:

Great list! Happy Thanksgiving, Sunshine!

Patricia Scott from North Central Florida on November 27, 2014:

It does not take much to find something wonderful each day for which we can give thanks.

You have a lovely list.

May your day be blessed.

Angels are on the way to you this morning. ps

Al Wordlaw from Chicago on November 26, 2014:

This was so lovely. Thank you Sunshine625 for sharing. Happy Thanksgiving!

John Hollywood from Hollywood, CA on November 26, 2014:

Love this!!

Linda Bilyeu (author) from Orlando, FL on November 18, 2014:

Hi Peach, Many of my friends participated in this list. It was fun to create.

Linda Bilyeu (author) from Orlando, FL on November 18, 2014:

Sounds like a wonderful idea, Jo! :)

peachy from Home Sweet Home on November 18, 2014:

wow, you got a long list to thank for. I only thank God for letting me live one day at a time

Jo_Goldsmith11 on November 17, 2014:

This is pure 100 % beautiful and so inspiring! 80 reasons to be thankful is a pretty impressive feat. If you wouldn't mind...I would like to write my version of reasons to be thankful and maybe we can start a challenge here. I will be sure to pass the baton forward after I complete my list.

#'s 1, 7, 41-43 are my favorites! Awesome..Up across the board and shared. All the very best this holiday season. I am thankful I came across this to read and enjoy! Thanks for the inspiration :-)

Shalom

Linda Bilyeu (author) from Orlando, FL on November 16, 2014:

I agree... There are many more reasons to be thankful.

SAQIB from HYDERABAD PAKISTAN on November 16, 2014:

Well Indeed there are so many thinks to be thankful to GOD Almighty.

BLESSINGS!!

There may be 80 thousands and more to count

FlourishAnyway from USA on November 04, 2014:

Those are some awesome reasons to be thankful. I love that one about having an intelligent conversation with your dogs. Amen to that.

Lisa VanVorst from New Jersey on November 03, 2014:

Great List! So many I would of never thought of. I like the humor in it.

Linda Bilyeu (author) from Orlando, FL on November 03, 2014:

I'm thankful for y'all stopping by to share what you are thankful for! I'm also thankful for y'all! :)

Suzette Walker from Taos, NM on November 03, 2014:

Don't know how I missed this, but what a great list. Perfect and I agree with the whole list. Thanks for making us realize we have more blessings than not.

Mary Craig from New York on November 03, 2014:

The Queen of Lists never disappoints, whether it is 3 years ago, 2 years ago, or today. Spending the time to be thankful leaves no time to feel sorry for yourself!

Voted up, useful, interesting, and shared.

Suzie from Carson City on November 03, 2014:

Here's wishing all of you a wonderful, bountiful & peaceful Thanksgiving.

I am happy and grateful to know each and every one of you in this awesome Community of ours. Writers are most definitely a very SPECIAL & gifted breed of human beings!!

Suzie from Carson City on November 03, 2014:

Gosh, SFAM...the weeks & months just keep on flying by. Another Thanksgiving upon us with more & more reasons to be grateful.

It's really no secret that the best way to lift up our spirits when we begin to get down & out....as we all do now & then......is to take serious inventory of all our blessings, gifts & our precious circle of friends and family!.....Then we realize we have "everything "to be happy and thankful!!

Susan Deppner from Arkansas USA on November 03, 2014:

#48! Seriously, it's pretty easy to put together a list of blessings. Number one on my list is waking up to a new day, every day. Thanks for your list!

Fiddleman on November 03, 2014:

A fun read and so much for me to be thankful. Gonna share this one.

Audrey Hunt from Pahrump NV on November 02, 2014:

The last time I visited this hub I added that I am thankful for you. After 11 months, I'm even more thankful for you. I must also include hubpages on my list as this is how we met.

The older I get, the more grateful I am for the simple things. Now, let's talk about #72 on your list. Great sex has been void in my life for such a long time - when I had my last pelvic, my doctor exclaimed "rust'!

Linda Bilyeu (author) from Orlando, FL on November 02, 2014:

Thank you, Torri!

torrilynn on November 28, 2013:

I think the best thing to be thankful for is the gift of life and being able to live day by day. there is so much going on in the world, that anything can happen at any time. thanks for your list though. voted up and shared.

Linda Bilyeu (author) from Orlando, FL on November 28, 2013:

Thank you Mary! :)

Mary Hyatt from Florida on November 28, 2013:

Love your list, especially the last one!!

Voted up and shared.

Linda Bilyeu (author) from Orlando, FL on November 23, 2013:

Thank you for stopping by Purple Perl! :)

Esther Shamsunder from Bangalore,India on November 19, 2013:

Thanks you for this hub,Sunshine625

Linda Bilyeu (author) from Orlando, FL on November 18, 2013:

I'm thankful for your comment LoveDoc! :)

lovedoctor926 on November 17, 2013:

I enjoyed this hub very much. A good list of things to be thankful for.

Linda Bilyeu (author) from Orlando, FL on November 17, 2013:

Hi SAA, 2 is mine. I forget who said 72. Maybe it was you! :)

Linda Bilyeu (author) from Orlando, FL on November 17, 2013:

I agree Effer, I do have many more things to be thankful for. As do you. Our friendship being one of them! Woohoo!!! :)

Linda Bilyeu (author) from Orlando, FL on November 17, 2013:

Being grateful for the air we breathe is superb. Thank you for sharing Euro!

Martie Coetser from South Africa on November 17, 2013:

Amen again on each and every one.... and 2 on 72..... :)))

Suzie from Carson City on November 17, 2013:

This made me smile 2 years ago....and it makes me smile even wider now.....because in the past 2 years since you wrote this GF, I'm sure we all have HUNDREDS more things to be thankful for!

Wishing a Wonderful Thanksgiving to all!!!! My Love & Gratitude! Effer

Fotinoula Gypsyy from NYC BABY on November 16, 2013:

Awesome! I am thankful for so much but most of all., the air I breathe each and every day.

Linda Bilyeu (author) from Orlando, FL on November 16, 2013:

Audrey, You are too kind. I'm thankful for all you've taught us about vocal lessons...especially since I need all the help I could get!

Blond Logic, Amen to Flax Seed!

Thanks Rebecca! :)

Linda Bilyeu (author) from Orlando, FL on November 16, 2013:

We like when you come out and play Suzette! Thank you for sharing! :)

Linda Bilyeu (author) from Orlando, FL on November 16, 2013:

Bobbi, I appreciate you sharing your gratitude list! :)

Linda Bilyeu (author) from Orlando, FL on November 16, 2013:

Thank you for sharing what you are thankful for Daisy! :)

Rebecca Mealey from Northeastern Georgia, USA on November 16, 2013:

That is quite a comprehensive list you have there. Thanks for making us aware of the reason for the season!

Mary Wickison from Brazil on November 16, 2013:

Great stuff. Definitely agree with the flax seed, which reminded me I need to buy some more.

I would add Scrabble to my list. I get a lot of enjoyment from that and am thankful that I can still play with my family even though we are scattered all over the world. I will be pinning this one.

Audrey Hunt from Pahrump NV on November 16, 2013:

You are so good for me, Linda. I join you in thankfulness - all 80. I'd like to add 1 more.

I'm thankful for Linda!

Hugs~

Audrey

Suzette Walker from Taos, NM on November 16, 2013:

As usual another stellar hub from you Sunshine to remind us to smile and be thankful! First, I am thankful for being alive and then I go from there! LOL I am thankful for family and friends. I am thankful for writing and having the time to pursue it. I am especially thankful for having found HP and all of you! I love to come out and play with you daily. LOL I am thankful for my 30 year teaching career, which I think taught me more than I ever realized at the time. I am thankful that I still have dreams to pursue and still get excited over that. Thanks for asking Sunshine - we all need to take a moment and reflect!

Barbara Purvis Hunter from Florida on November 16, 2013:

Sunshine625,

You always write the sweetest hubs that make us all stop and smell the beauty around us. I am thankful for you.

I am thankful I had the Mother I did and for my Angelic Grandmother.

I am thankful for my sister Paula and for all my nephews and nieces.

I am thankful for meeting such nice people on my different sites on WWW.

I am thankful I am an American.

I am thankful on any day my husband is not ill.

I am thankful for being alive this time on earth.

I am thankful I feel mainly love in my heart as I do love good people from all countries.

I am thankful for my friends who check up on me.

Bobbi Purvis

Prithima Sharma from Delhi, India on November 16, 2013:

really nice

Daisy Mariposa from Orange County (Southern California) on November 16, 2013:

Linda ("List Diva"),

I came back to read your list once again.

I'm thankful for the List Diva's many and varied lists.

I'm thankful for my garden and the many beautiful flowers it produces.

I'm thankful I can find my car keys when I misplace them.

I'm thankful I can see well enough to find my reading glasses when I misplace them.

Linda Bilyeu (author) from Orlando, FL on August 10, 2013:

Hi Kelly, I appreciate your comment! :)

Linda Bilyeu (author) from Orlando, FL on August 10, 2013:

Thank YOU Michelle! :)

Willette from Michigan on February 07, 2013:

Great hub and list! We have so much to be thankful for. I am thankful for hubpages and that I found this hub! You're awesome. Keep on hubbing!

Michelle Liew from Singapore on January 01, 2013:

Linda, coming in again to say I am thankful for you being a great support over the past few months. Thanks for you being you!

Linda Bilyeu (author) from Orlando, FL on December 11, 2012:

DON BALDERAS ~ anagham ~ kimberlie33 ... Thank you for your comments!

Kimberlie Kacan from Brooklyn, NY on November 23, 2012:

this is lovely! Thanks for sharing. =)

Anagha V Mahishi from Hubli, karnataka on November 23, 2012:

I'm thankful to God that I'm given an opportunity to experience something new everyday... Great hub!

DON BALDERAS on November 22, 2012:

I firmly believe that there are myriads of things to thank for. These are what life has given to us. Thanks for sharing this.

Linda Bilyeu (author) from Orlando, FL on November 21, 2012:

I'm thankful for Michelle Liew :)

Michelle Liew from Singapore on November 21, 2012:

I am thankful for everything on this list and for Sunshine 625!

Linda Bilyeu (author) from Orlando, FL on November 21, 2012:

Hi Kris, I agree. There is always something to be thankful for and that's a great feeling. Happy thanksgiving!

Kris Heeter from Indiana on November 21, 2012:

Great positive hub to read just in time for Thanksgiving:) I've been trying to write down something to be thankful for each day this year. It certainly creates a "feel good" atmosphere at the end of the day. Happy Thanksgiving!

Linda Bilyeu (author) from Orlando, FL on November 18, 2012:

Hi Jonny, Flax seed doesn't do that to most. Maybe to some. It's a great addition to a meal. Funny comment! Thank you!

jonnycomelately on November 18, 2012:

"10. Freshly ground flax seed ... works better then most prescription drugs do for good health!"

I concur here, 100% when it's important to get "the runs" once in a while!

As you say, "laughter is the best medicine," especially when combined with Flax!

Linda Bilyeu (author) from Orlando, FL on November 17, 2012:

Hi Ronny! Thanks for your comment.

ronny2005 from HubPages on November 17, 2012:

Very positive hub. Thanks for sharing. Voted up and shared.

Linda Bilyeu (author) from Orlando, FL on November 17, 2012:

drhbrh, I appreciate your comment.

Janhorner, Thank you for the follow and your comment.

Vespawoolf, 80 reasons to be thankful is like a gift that keeps on giving!

Hi SAA, Thank you for the link!

Linda Bilyeu (author) from Orlando, FL on November 17, 2012:

Hi Dianna, This list wouldn't be complete without the mention of being thankful for Johnny Depp! Thank you for sharing what you're grateful for.

Martie Coetser from South Africa on November 17, 2012:

Oh, lovely! I am adding a link to this one to my latest hub.

Vespa Woolf from Peru, South America on November 17, 2012:

I love positive hubs, and this one is worthy of your username. : ) Thank you for these valuable reminders. We all have so much to be thankful for; we just have to choose to focus on it. This is quite a popular hub, I see, and deservedly so!

Janhorner on November 17, 2012:

Love your hub and I can see by all the comments from the other hubbers they think it's great as well! Nice one, and very different!

Voted up,

Jan

deergha from ...... a place beyond now and beyond here !!! on November 16, 2012:

Many thanks for sharing this wonderful hub. Votes up and sharing too.....I am thank ful to you for being my friend so far.

Dianna Mendez on November 16, 2012:

Eighty ways to be thankful indeed! The simple ones are my favorites: warm socks, wisdom of the elderly, my arms, etc. I didn't miss the mention of Johnny Depp!

Linda Bilyeu (author) from Orlando, FL on November 16, 2012:

I hear you Mary! Love you my Floridian friend! :)

Mary Hyatt from Florida on November 16, 2012:

I'm thankful you and I are friends!!!! Love ya!

Linda Bilyeu (author) from Orlando, FL on September 18, 2012:

Hi Ish! Thank you for sharing what you're thankful for. I like your additions to the list. I'm grateful :)

Ishwaryaa Dhandapani from Chennai, India on September 18, 2012:

An engaging hub! I am very thankful for great food, engaging books and comics, entertaining movies, my own laptop, amazing HubPages, my creative hobbies, my comfortable life, my close friends and relatives and above all my beloved parents! I enjoyed reading your wonderful hub! Well-done!

Thanks for SHARING. Awesome & Funny. Voted up & Shared on Facebook

Linda Bilyeu (author) from Orlando, FL on July 12, 2012:

Thank you Suzette for sharing your thoughts. As always they are appreciated:)

Linda Bilyeu (author) from Orlando, FL on July 12, 2012:

Hi Josh, I appreciate all you do! I thank you, thank you very much:)

Suzette Walker from Taos, NM on July 11, 2012:

Well, you have pretty much covered it all, but, I am just happy to be in the big picture. I'm still here and that says a lot. Thanks for a truly wonderful hub that makes us all stop and think about the little things in life!

Joshua Zerbini from Pennsylvania on July 11, 2012:

Linda,

Sorry I have not visited all your hubs all ready. Since I am new it is hard to find the ones before my time. But, I found this one and it is another superb list! Thanks for sharing! I enjoyed # 80, ROFL! Sharing this and voting lots!

P.S. Thanks for continually supporting me, you a rockstar! :)

Linda Bilyeu (author) from Orlando, FL on July 07, 2012:

Docmo, I appreciate your comment and you. Sunshine has spoken:)

Mohan Kumar from UK on July 07, 2012:

There's always something to be thankful for and We're thankful for you, Linda for spreading so much positive radiation in the face of all the adversity you may have faced. You are truly an inspiration and I say this with no conceit or flattery. Trust me, I know an inspiration when I see one. Love this!

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