Too often we take life for granted when we find ourselves in the midst of struggle and strife. It’s in these moments where we tend to look at life as black and white, all or nothing. We might say things like life sucks or everything is all bad. We might try to convince ourselves in that moment that things will never change or that we’ll never ever be happy. But the truth is that we always have a choice to view things from another perspective. We always have a choice whether to see the glass as half full rather than as half empty. Even in the midst of struggle and strife, we can always be thankful for and appreciate the simple beauty that’s all around us in our everyday lives. Whether its a kind gesture from a stranger, nature, or even spending time with a loved one, it really does help to take a step back and realize that we truly are living in an amazing world. Here’s ten of my top reasons why.


We don’t live in a world with over 7 billion other people for no reason. Even though people might push our buttons sometimes, they can also inspire and encourage us through their own actions to do better for ourselves. My life has been inspired by my family, my partner, friends, random strangers, and even various spiritual teachers like Eckhart Tolle, Bentinho Massaro, Louise Hay, and Bashar. Without any of them, I wouldn’t have half of the awareness that I have today. So thanks for the inspiration!

We create it

We physically create our reality through our perception. Our thoughts, beliefs, and ideas are constantly shaping our world. What’s awesome is that we can change our perception at anytime, and therefore, change our reality at any time. How are you choosing to view and respond to life?

Everybody’s unique

Yes we live in a world with roughly 7 billion other people. What’s truly amazing though is that despite that, we’re all unique. There’s just no one out there quite like you in the whole entire universe! The way you look, smile, laugh, think, and respond to life, is all unique to you! So embrace your uniqueness!


Nature is just plain awesome. The birds, the trees, the rain, the sunshine. It’s all just one big daily reminder that we’re all connected to something greater than ourselves. Without the plants and the trees, we wouldn’t have the oxygen that we need to breathe. Without the rain, we wouldn’t be able to sustain life either. Without the sun, our planet would be cold and lifeless. Everything, from the tallest mountain peaks, all the way down to the dirt and rocks, are needed in this grand play called life.  The bottom line is, nature, in all of its simplicity,  is both necessary and awesome!

Challenges and overcoming them

This one might not sound so awesome, but it is! Challenges are one of the greatest gifts in life. So as long as we keep a certain perspective on them, challenges can become our greatest teacher. Instead of seeing challenges as a problem, we can consciously choose to start seeing our challenges as opportunities for growth. After all, without the contrast of struggle, how would we know ease and joy? Without the dark, how would we come to know the light? I’m sure that if we really look back on some of our greatest challenges, we’ll begin to realize that without them, we wouldn’t have grown into the strong and beautiful person that we are today.

Love and laughter

Life without love and laughter isn’t really living at all. Actually, it’s these two simple things that really make our lives worth living. Have you ever laughed so hard that you couldn’t breathe? Have you ever loved so hard that you couldn’t express your love in mere words? Love is connection. Laughter is connection. They both make us feel bonded and connected with the people around us, and when we feel connected, we feel awesome! So love and laugh more. The world needs it!

There is no right or wrong, good or bad

There is no right or wrong, good or bad. There’s only experiences. Everything in our lives happens for a reason. We can never truly ever make a mistake. What looks bad now can always turn out to be exactly what we needed to make a positive change in our lives. The bottom line is, we are the creator of our lives. This is our path, our journey and we get to choose whats best for us. We might not always choose the path that serves our highest good right away, but that’s the beauty of it all because we can learn, grow, and become a better peson during the process,

The world is huge, the possibilities are endless

Over 500 million people, 23 countries, and 50 states! And that’s only in North America alone! This planet is massive and there’s so many different places on it to explore. Whether its in our own back yard or 20,000 miles away in an amazon jungle on the other side of the earth. This world is truly our playground and the possibilities to adventure it are endless! So get off your butt and get out there and play!

We’re all connected

It can be hard to put it into perspective when we’re all so unique. But the truth is that we’re all connected. Think of all of us as one big pool of energy, with different wavelengths, operating at unique frequency’s. That’s us! We might have different skin colors and personality’s, but we’re essentially just one big energetic family. It’s not so hard to imagine when you realize that we all experience the same emotions like joy, pain, love, and fear. We all share a complex physical body. We all breathe, cry, poop, and bleed the same blood. Turns out that we’re not so different after all, huh?

The internet

It’s true. I never thought I would consider the internet as a thing of beauty but its pretty freaken amazing! And not because social media enables us to actually be less social, but because without the internet, we probably wouldn’t even be talking about things like ego and consciousness like how we are now. Some people are often quick to bash the internet (I was one of those people)  but the truth is that the internet is whats enabled us to spread all of these new (and not so new) ideas so rapidly. They don’t call this era the ‘age of information’ for nothing! The internet has made the current revolution in consciousness possible. Instead of paying for expensive classes or reading through tons of books, we can easily find almost anything that we need online with a quick google search. We can connect with people from all over the world with just the click of a button! Educating ourselves, spreading ideas, and connecting with others has never been easier!


So, there you have it! Ten simple things to be thankful for even when life is throwing you a curve ball. Life may not always be easy, but if we just look around us, there’s always something good that we can find in it. The simple fact that we woke up this morning is a blessing. The simple fact that, no matter how awful we think today is, we can always start tomorrow with a fresh new clean slate.

What makes life awesome to you? Is it your family, your pets, your passion, something that I wrote on the list?


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