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101 Things to Be Grateful For

101 Things to Be Grateful For

One of my favorite activities, whether by myself or with one of my teams, is to make a gratitude list. After all, research proves that gratitude is a key element of happiness, so what better way to get in a good mood or get your team in a good mood than a little gratitude.

The activity is quite simple: Set a timer for 3-5 minutes (everyone has 3 minutes to spare, right?) and then write the words “I am grateful for” and make as long a list as you can. Write down everything that goes through your head- it’s all good, as long as you feel gratitude throughout the process. I’ll demonstrate, right here and right now:

I am grateful for: 

1) my new son (pictured above)

2) the sun which keeps our planet warm enough

3) my daughters, one through marriage & one through childbirth

4) my family

5) my friends from high school

6) my friends from college

7) my awesome team at Likeable 

8) the internet

9) social media

10) LinkedIn

11) love

12) my first boss

13) my teachers

14) the train that takes me to work each day

15) New York City

16) great theater (just saw Hamilton, amazing!)

17) great books (Give and Take is a must read!)

18) dancing

19) learning

20) laughter

21) tv commercials that make me cry

22) you for reading this and my other articles

23) my amazing editors

24) ice cream

25) anything gluten-free that actually tastes good

26) the Mets

27) tennis

28) musicians at Penn Station

29) Thanksgiving

30) my trampoline

31) my house

32) my orange shoes

33) opportunities to learn and grow every day

34) my investors

35) mentors who’ve believed in me

36) my amazing wife Carrie (don’t be mad for being #36, I am so grateful for you my love!)

37) my parents

38) my brothers

39) my neighborhood

40) sunsets

41) rainbows

42) butterflies

43) unicorns, even if they’re not real, for the joy they bring my daughter Kate

44) escalators

45) planes

46) my health

47) my doctors

48) police officers and fire fighters who keep us safe

49) Apple and my iPhone 6+

50) my advisory board

51) unbiased reporters

52) non corrupt politicians

53) clocks

54) Christmas music (even if I’m Jewish)

55) God and my religious community

56) the amazing opportunities I was born into in the United States

57) Twitter

58) strawberries

59) Darryl Strawberry

60) dark chocolate

61) green tea

62) sushi

63) my executive team at Likeable Local

64) small businesses

65) my winter coat

66) vodka sodas

67) tolerance

68) kisses

69) discounts

70) my favorite bloggers (I’m looking at you, James Altucher!)

71) seasons

72) water slides

73) our partners

74) Disney

75) snow

76) my kids’ teachers

77) anyone who can make exercise fun for me

78) fruit salad

79) protein

80) likeable salespeople

81) startup entrepreneurs

82) non-annoying marketers

83) my forum from Entrepreneurs Organization

84) great nonprofits like Donors Choose

85) my life

86) standing desks

87) our core values

88) Mark Zuckerberg

89) fantasy and dynasty league baseball

90) vacations

91) bold people

92) dreams

93) parades

94) jokes

95) enough money

96) helium

97) lessons I’ve learned even if they seemed tough at the time

98) children’s books

99) online education

100) Venn diagrams

101) babies

There you have it, my latest gratitude list! I feel amazing right about now! How about you? Want a hit of what I’m having? Leave your own gratitude list, long or short, in the Comments section below! Let’s create the world’s largest gratitude list right here! 

3 Comments
  • Carl Fontenot
    Posted at 11:11h, 21 August Reply

    Dave I just heard of you through an associate. I started YouTubing you and I can’t get enough! I am 59 and married 37 years and raised 3 children grown 2 speech therapist masters and a M..D! All that being said I have worked 32 years for Fedex as a courier and ready to leave ! Part of me feels I have succeeded but the other part feels like I have missed out on truly using my people skills except for making Fedex money! Although I am grateful for my job raising family on Fedex income I am searching for more! ThankYou for you messages and I live in Lake Charles La and I would pay to sit and visit with you 15 minutes! My < is 3377944474 if you ever anywhere close to my area let me know and I will buy you dinner!! Congratulations on your success and God Bless you and your family!! Take Care and I’m not Done Yet!! Carl Fontenot. carlscaps@gmail. com

  • Dave Kerpen
    Posted at 02:22h, 26 November Reply

    Thanks Carl! You rule!

    • Pearl Sullivan
      Posted at 13:07h, 26 November Reply

      I am grateful for:
      1. God
      2. My children 2 natural 2 married in love
      3. Heat in the wintertime
      4. My home inherited, but not debt free yet
      5. My family, brothers and non-bio sister
      6. Today
      7. The plans God has for me
      8. Being able to give to others my gifts, talents and abilities
      9. The Bronx
      10. Manhattan
      11. Westchester county to do UberEATs in when needed
      12. Entrepreneurship and Melaleuca
      That’s my 3 minute list.

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