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50 Things to Love about Life That Are Free

“If we look at the world with a love of life, the world will reveal its beauty to us.” ~Daisaku Ikeda

If you asked an 8-year old version of me to list all the things I loved, it might have looked something like this:

  • Ice cream
  • Swings
  • Snow days
  • Beach days
  • More ice cream
  • Saturday morning cartoons

In fact, I’m sure I could have created an inventory longer than my usual Christmas list, including a ton of things that either tasted, felt, or looked good.

It didn’t occur to me until later in life that some of the best things are intangible; and that I could experience them at any time if I just opened my heart and mind to let them in.

I think most of us know this intellectually—that pride in our work can be more valuable than what it buys, for example. But sometimes we get so caught up in securing the trappings of the good life—the house, the car, the furnishings, the clothes—we’re too distracted to notice and appreciate the intangibles.

That’s not to say there’s something wrong with enjoying material things. I’m still a huge fan of my TV (flatter and larger), ice cream (OK, frozen yogurt now) and days off (though I can’t seem to negotiate any snow days into my adult California lifestyle). It’s just that there’s so much more to love about life that doesn’t cost a dime.

With this in mind, I asked Tiny Buddha’s Facebook followers, “What do you love about life?” Some of my favorite responses include:

1. Love. (Hansoul Kim)

2. Family. (Jo Alunan Taguinod)

3. Just being able to wake up to the sun shining in the morning. (Norma Lewis)

4. The ability to overcome hardships and appreciate what I already have instead of wishing I had more. (Ivy Lokojarvi)

5. Our ability to empathize. It allows us to connect and support each. (Heather Fulton)

6. The ridiculous things my dog and cats do. They live in the moment and enjoy being alive, and it reminds me to do the same. (Rachel Campbell)

7. That I am someone who makes a real difference in the world. (Marlu A Soria)

8.Moments of realization that I’m not as alone as I too often think I am. (Caleb Davis)

9. My children being healthy and happy. (Angelica Ortega)

10. Every breath I take reminds me I’m still here and still have much to enjoy. (Lorna Goodman)

11. The ones who never give up on me. (Li Maddocks)

12. Positive and creative people. (Vicky Agnew)

13. I love the moments when more than one person ‘gets’ the illusory joke and for a moment sees that we are one. (Darla Shanti Serafina)

14. The love and support of my life partner. (Diane Delude)

15. Being alive and happy at this moment because is the only thing that exists. (Indi Pa)

16. Affecting people without realizing it. (Mike Love)

17. The beauty of it. No matter how bad things get, there is always something beautiful to keep us going forward. (Noel Knights)

18. All the funny people. (Neelie Echelon Michele Oliver)

19. Hope. (Majo Bustamante)

20. The unexpected things. (María Victoria Arteaga Hung)

21. That every moment in life is a chance for a new beginning. (Vanessa Powell)

22. Creating abundant joy is what I love most about life. (Shyloh Robinson)

23. The diversity that everyone brings to the table. (Andy Clemenko)

24. Trying new things. (Karen Gallion-Biggers)

25. The amazing way the universe can materialize just what you need. (Allison Seals McGee)

26. The way life’s traumas end up making the good times even sweeter. (Lisa McConnell)

27. Second chances. (Shari Ouillette)

28. I love when my daughter smiles at me, and says “Mommy, I love you.” (Haydee Lopez Cruz)

29. Freedom of choice! (Denise Robinson)

30. Everyday is another chance to get it right. (Jan Bu)

31. Seeing small plants start to bud and grow. (Erin Anderson)

32. It’s the little things that matter the most to me, like kisses on my forehead. (Manda Keifer)

33. I love the fact that I can see only love around me. (Kalpana Tewani)

34. People, nature, animals—everything. (Aisha Ar Radiyah)

35. Opportunities to start all over again. (Cristina Villacres)

36. Good food, good friends, good health, and a good night’s sleep! (Mikel O’Brien)

37. Smiles and laughter. (Erin Leslie Cassinelli)

38. Being free to do what I want when I want how I want. (Kim Toney)

39. How there are many paths to happiness, not just one. (Melanie Hazim ॐ)

40. The fact that nothing is permanent. You can always change what you don’t like. (Marcia Johnson)

41. All the free things like air, fresh water, kisses from my love, a hug from my daughter, learning from other people, observing nature and smelling flowers. ( Sarita A. Salas)

42. That we never really know what’s going to happen next. (Slovydal O’Brien)

43. Music. (Lori O’Connor)

44. The spontaneous and unexpected, if it’s positive. (Teresa O’Connor)

45. Knowing the difference between being alive and living. (Belinda Poree)

46. The incredible beauty that surrounds us if we look. (Jeanne E. Rohen)

47. Small moments of enlightenment that show you the path towards being a more fulfilled and compassionate human being. (Jacky Casumbal)

48. Quiet time. (Gerri Mills)

49. Being at peace. (Kylie Alyce Popejoy)

50. All of you. (Dan Schoenig)

I second that, Dan. Thanks to all of Tiny Buddha’s friends for being there and being you!

Photos herehere and here.

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About Lori Deschene

Tiny Buddha Founder Lori Deschene is the author of the Tiny Wisdom eBook series, Tiny Buddha's Guide to Loving Yourself, and Tiny Buddha: Simple Wisdom for Life's Hard Questions. She's also co-founder of Recreate Your Life Story, an eCourse that helps you get unstuck and change your life. For inspiring posts and wisdom quotes, follow Tiny Buddha on Twitter and Facebook.

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  • anita

    Sunrises and Sunsets………… (anita holland)

  • Parker Lee

    Hi Lori

    I found your site through Corbett's website. I like what I see and look forward to more of your thoughts :)

  • Gsalemi1

    If you only found fifty……. keep looking. Ooops, there goes 51….

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  • Cindy @notjustagranny

    love this. beautiful responses. mine = hugs from my daughter. waking in the morning. spring & autumn

  • michael pico

    what about the class:(

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    Nice list :)

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  • Jen_arg

    Imagination :]

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  • http://www.verysimplewisdom.com VerySimpleWisdom

    Simple things that we “adults” take for granted. Thank you for this great reminders.

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  • Anonymous

    I dig this a lot

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  • http://tiltedsquare.com Dan N

    This is a great list, I need to be reminded of these things daily. 

    Also, I really hope that I can get to the point where I can awake early enough to watch the sunrise everyday. This special moment always seems to make the rest of the day very pleasant.

  • http://www.playlist.pk Pakistani music

    I just love the quotes.

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  • http://www.36broadway.com Amanda @ 36broadway

    Being able to run outdoors or do any type of physical activity is fun, free, and
    relaxing!

  • http://twitter.com/lori_deschene Lori Deschene

    My new favorite is bike riding at the beach. I checked out your “Fit in a Month” challenge. Very cool! I’d like to try something like that.

  • http://www.lose9.com Kathlyn Garnet

    …the chance to laugh and be silly

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  • Moquimarbl

    Summer rain storms

  • Hillary

    when i sit, close my eyes, feel my body being breathed as the sun kisses my face. great post! 

  • http://www.johnnyandthehurricanes.com Sonja

    Wonderful words of wisdom!

  • Akshatpaul

    internet – even thtz free and let us read awesome posts like this  :)

  • Lynn

    Playing games – especially Mah Jongg – with my family and friends.

  • Cynthia

    That everyone knows something that I don’t know. That everyone has something to teach me if I will open my heart and mind to them.

    Cynthia

  • Lbt79

    love it. very  inspirational

  • Kate

    A huge WOW for all the 50 inspiring points! One really doesn’t has to go anywhere for a mood lift , this blog post is enough! I’ll bookmark this page.:)

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  • http://www.facebook.com/dena.stevens Dena L. Stevens

    I’m liking this list at the moment!

  • http://twitter.com/lori_deschene Lori Deschene

    I’m so glad! =)

  • http://twitter.com/lastbrokenhome Adam Alvarado

    Why need a reason at all I wonder?  Seems almost weird to say you love life because of BLANK as if if it didn’t exist your love of life wouldn’t either.  Just thinking aloud I guess…

  • http://peppervirtualassistant.com Nicole Lim

    Very inspiring post! Sometimes when we are bombarded with so much pain and trouble, we forget how beautiful life is. We forget that the best things in life are really those that are free. More power! :)

  • http://twitter.com/lori_deschene Lori Deschene

    I’m glad you enjoyed it Siobe!

  • Jahnae3

    I love life so much lawl

  • http://100percentchampions.com John Sherry

    All simple, all doable, all there everyday in our lives, all available, and all we miss or take for granted. Where would we be without them? Forget money, we would be beyond poor if these weren’t around and a whole lot less happy too!

  • http://twitter.com/lori_deschene Lori Deschene

    Absolutely John! Couldn’t agree more. =)

  • http://www.absoluteplacementtoday.com Samar Wilson

    I so needed to hear this today. Thanks for making me feel better about life

  • http://twitter.com/lori_deschene Lori Deschene

    You’re most welcome. =)

  • http://www.seslivesohbet.com Sesli Sohbet

    very good… Thanks you very much !

  • http://twitter.com/lori_deschene Lori Deschene

    You’re most welcome! =)

  • Natasha

    I love when people smile back!!

  • AX

    Thanks. This made me smile.

  • http://twitter.com/lori_deschene Lori Deschene

    You’re welcome! =)

  • dawn dawn

    amen…amen…AMEN!!!!

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  • enia

    ..I feel blessed..thanks!

  • http://twitter.com/lori_deschene Lori Deschene

    You’re most welcome!

  • http://twitter.com/lori_deschene Lori Deschene

    You’re most welcome!

  • Navanirajni

    I like your thoughts and there are so many things in our life that we take it for granted. Thanks for remind me of so many things that we should be thankful for.

  • http://twitter.com/lori_deschene Lori Deschene

    You’re most welcome. =)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003311826083 Aaryan Mishra

    Very Inspiring and thoughtful. It takes me back to those days when I used to watch clouds and the sky on the roof of my countryside house for hours. Now working with an MNC those moments can only be brought through imagination.

  • http://twitter.com/lori_deschene Lori Deschene

    That sounds wonderful, watching the clouds on your roof. I’m a huge fan of just staring at the sky. =)

  • ChellePhD

    Best of luck with your surgery.   I’m sure all will go smoothly and you’ll laugh / smile your way through the many comments and thoughts shared.  

    Great post, as always!  So many times we travel through each day at breakneck speed and don’t allow ourselves the gift of treasuring the simple things in life.  

    Your posts have carried me through a challenging year and helped me to focus on what is truly important in life.  Thank you for that!  I’ve begun a daily journal and so enjoy reading back through posts.  Each day, one of the questions I answer in my journal is ‘what made me the happiest’ from yesterday.  It’s a gift to myself that brings a moment of reflection and smile on all that is beautiful!  

  • Leilani419

    Hi Lori my name is Karlee..I wrestle for WWE as Maxine and im on the road all the time have been reading your blogs for 6months now. It helps while im gone and motivates me. So thank you take care!!!

  • Azzah

    I just know you are going to be good as rain ;) hope you enjoy this as much as I did last year… http://youtu.be/nGeKSiCQkPw

  • Paula

    I needed exactly this today, a reminder of all that is good in my life. Thank you and I wish you a quick and full recovery. <3 Paula

  • tkct

    My most favorite things are the smiles I get from my girls.  :-)

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  • Claudia

    Hi Lori, We wish you the best of luck with your surgery and thanks for always sharing such positive throughs in your blog, it’s great to read these in the morning and keep them in mind as I go through my busy day.  

    Here is something that I found inspirational today…
    http://www.ted.com/talks/frank_warren_half_a_million_secrets.html

  • Samantha Printy

    I love that in a world that can at times seem dark and cold, people allow thier lights to be a brightness for all to share, this is humanity at its best, and these are the moments we should focus on.

  • http://www.letgoandlaugh.com/ Michelle Zhang

    What a wonderful idea asking your fans to submit answers! I believe the best things in life are free! Here is my favourite free thing about life:

    Thank you so much for all your uplifting and inspirational posts! :)

  • http://www.letgoandlaugh.com/ Michelle Zhang

    Oops, the picture did not work! Here is the quote:
    “One of the best feelings in the world is when you hug someone you love, and they hug you back even tighter” :)

  • Hazel

    I read your posts every day, last thing before I leave work and it helps me put everything back into perspective before going home.  I hope everything goes well for you and that you are better soon, love Hazel x

  • Rachel

    You give so much to us…this is 1 minute of inspriation for You!
    Thank you Thank you Thank you for your Abundance of Goodness <3

    http://blog.givemore.com/apple-on-thinking-differently/?utm_source=gmb-post-etf&utm_medium=etf&utm_content=text_post-title

  • Ellen Eder

    Looking through this set will help you feel better : )  Bunnies make everything better.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/boltandfrolic/sets/72157594345172250/

  • http://twitter.com/St_M Marty

    Loving someone unconditionally.

  • Letitsnow0203

    For a smile today, especially if you have ever had a toddler in your life, watch Baby Trashes a Bar in Las Palmas, YouTube. It is simply silly.

  • Denis O’Connor

    Lori, I wish you well and hope everything goes straight forward with your operation, love and best wishes, Denis.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Vinh-Nguyen/100000188312882 Vinh Nguyen

     Blessed is the one who brings joy and happiness to others. May you be safe and healthy. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JCJ-Yb-p6UI

  • Joanne Blake

    I love the sky. Clear or cloudy it is always beautiful. Never the same but alwats inspiring.

  • Tielag

    As a fellow-writer, you may appreciate Mark Twain’s witty words…

    “The difference between the almost-right word and the right word is the difference between the lightening-bug and the lightening!”

    Get well soon, Lori!

  • http://twitter.com/lori_deschene Lori Deschene

    I love that! I have found that shorter pieces can sometimes take more time to write than longer ones for this very reason: When there are fewer words, it’s even more important to find the right ones!

  • lynn fux

    What wonderful responses and what a wonderful compassionate group of humans. I want to add to the fifty,All the wonderful things that my Nichiren Buddhist practice has brought to my life,books and friends and the work of all of the friends at Tiny Buddah. Love to all,Lynn Fux

  • http://www.carlsbadvillageortho.com/ CarlsbadVillageOrthodontist

    For me thinking about it now,  what I love about life is that if we care enough we really can make a difference in someone’s life. It’s a beauty to watch, and a marvelous thing to be a part of a community that can change a life.

  • Abhi

    truly an amazin post..reminds me of a video that i watched a fortnight back..50 people..1 question..i recommend everyone to watch it!!

  • http://nochnoch.com/ Noch Noch | be me. be natural.

    thanks Lori for being here :)

    Noch Noch

  • http://twitter.com/lori_deschene Lori Deschene

    You’re most welcome, and thank you for being here as well! =)

  • Jill

    I love the wind. It can wrap itself around you and wash away negative feelings and doubt and leave one feeling peaceful.

  • mossgirl

      

    belly laughs.
    bear hugs.
    play.

    wonder.

    wishing you all these heavenly things

  • Vee Sanchez

    I love the way my puppy just loves and trusts me. One time I accidentally stepped on him when I was dancing in the living room and he backed up into a corner and started barking at me. I thought he wouldn’t let me near him since he was so scared. But I walked over, apologizing in a soft voice, I picked him up and cradled him and he immediately calmed down. He began to lick my face and eventually fell into a nap right on my lap. It’s so beautiful how a tiny creature could posses such a pure, forgiving and unconditional love.

  • http://www.thelastbrokenhome.com/ Adam Alvarado

    Learning, for sure.  I never get tired of learning something new, and I’m always looking up the answers to the most random questions that pop into my mind.

  • Angela_1972

    Love this post!  A welcome reminder of all the wonderful things I have to be grateful for :-)

  • http://twitter.com/lori_deschene Lori Deschene

    I’m glad you enjoyed it Angela!

  • http://twitter.com/HighAndDeep Shonali Datta

    I simply loved to have found out ‘Tiny Buddha’…Godbless Lori! An dyeah, I love the way I can manage my troubles, while helping others come out of their own problems. :)

  • http://twitter.com/lori_deschene Lori Deschene

    I’m glad you’ve enjoyed the site Shonali! =)

  • Menno

    If this is true, why is the world so ugly? Right.

  • http://life-is-what-u-make-of-it.blogspot.in/ Life Is What

    I have been successful in so many aspects of life and have accomplished much. I know that I could do so much more if I want to, but for the most part I find myself thinking ‘I don’t want to”.

    I put it down to thoroughly enjoying the journey of life, and not fixating on one destination. I want to (and have) experienced so much that I resist pursuing one goal with any passion or enthusiasm. Living MY life is my passion, and perhaps that is where I am most successful.

    Thanks for getting me thinking on this, and Manny thanks for bringing up the topic.

  • Seth D Cohen

    I love Action and how it makes me feel. Check out 25 Action Rules at http://wp.me/p2945p-pt or http://www.sethdcohen.com

  • Rockstar2010 Cool@gmail.com

    Wow this Is true!! ;) thanks for your help!!! U got me out of a situation that I could have never got out of if I didn’t find these answers!! ;)

  • Musicmyluv

    I love life because I ve learnt to appreciate it at my lowest point in my life, when i reached rock bottom. It s the people, nature, music and my mum that keep me happy

  • Laryssa

    Loving life is about setting an intention for me. It is that feeling of waking up and declaring what my day will be intended for or what my inspiration may be. Along with my tiny devotions mala beads, a cup of chia tea and over looking the ocean- these are my simple pleasures. #setyourintention 

  • Xavi G

    I love seeing people. The things that people do, the way they think, how mind blowing ti is that we all have a story. A pink car with a pink wheel cover and college books in the backseat. A burly man with the stench of the sun and tobbacco, but when he pays he has a picture of his daughter in his wallet. Little things like that. People are wonderful

  • Robtyson26

    I love you so much

  • farrrrrrrrrr far

    thank you for this ,… this made me smile… Life is so beautiful if we stop for a minute and appreciate and thank God for all we have and just smile. Always spreading the love and happiness

  • http://twitter.com/lori_deschene Lori Deschene

    You’re most welcome. I’m so glad you enjoyed it :)

  • skepticfeeling

    In my life I went through very bad times, when I really started to doubt the reason why I am still alive… Everytime I thought about my miserable life, there was always something reminding me of my mother, my bf, my new dress that I didn’t wear yet … And all of a sudden everything starts to make sense… http://www.katagogi.com/mid18603746

  • TRAN LE VAN FROM VIETNAM

    HOW BUDDHISM MAKES MY LIFE HAPPY!

    HI!

    I
    want to share with you my success story in life

    I
    am Van – I am from Vietnam-
    I was the fifth boy in the 8 member
    family

    From
    grade 1 to grade 6 :I was a normal student
    – even a bad student

    From
    grade 7 to 12 : I was a very good student in my class

    Why
    is that? – In the summer of grade 6 –I was lucky to meet a great teacher of
    English who was also a monk then. I went to his pagoda : read Buddha’s
    teachings , prayed, set on knees, did
    meditaion everyday – then I became enlightened , bright minded- I became a very good student in my class in
    the following years – I was the best student in the province -I was the best
    student at Hue university – the best manager in Proctor&Gamble VN – Good sales
    manager in Pepsi cola VietNam – good manager in Johnson&Johnson VN. (the
    teacher who helped us is teacher and monk NGAN. He is living in Seatle –the USA now. He
    stays at a big pagoda at present –His buddha name is THICH TAM KHONG )

    Everyday I say the name of the budda many times
    (the Buddha of Mercy- -NAM MO QUAN THE AM BO TAT OR IN ENGLISH : NAMO AVALO
    KITES VARA . That’s why I have been rescued from death of water, accidents at
    least 5 time in life

    Now I am a famous teacher , a donator ,
    philanthropist. I help people everyday and train them how to be happy in life

    What has Buddhsim given me?

    Buddhsim
    gives me in order : bright mind – great thinking – protection from risks of
    life (no fire,no accidents, no thiefs, and no sickness)– love for others –calmness
    and smartness in all situations- and finally money ,house, land, property .in life .

    Now I have one wife and two sons : they all practice Buddhism with me everyday . I am sure they will be
    happy later in life because what I see clearly is that they realy love people .

    First
    , thanks to Buhddism , I change my life

    How
    about five other members in the family?
    Are they happy like me?

    Before my parents knew Buddhsim , we lived an
    unhappy life :no money, no good house, brothers quareled and fought everyday .
    Life was terrible those days.

    But things changed when all my brothers and
    sisters followed Buddhsim (especcialy it is very meaningful in this economic
    crisis at present) :

    +my
    eldest brother : now he is a boss with 5 houses with very good job

    +my
    second brother (who pratices buddhism least) live a rather good life with a car, house and good family. However ,
    he has least money in the house

    +my
    third sister (who drew many buddhism paitings and wrote in hand the very famous
    buddhism bible KINH DIEU PHAP LIEN HOA when she was young – now she is the head
    of a department of BINH DINH General Hospital .Her husband is the director of a
    state owned depardment. They have big house car and very good chidlren. She is
    very helpful

    + my
    fourth brother(who just practiced buddhism 2 years ago) : now he is a boss with
    a big house with good job . two good
    sons. Things will be much better for him I am sure because he prays everyday

    +
    and then me (as I told above)

    +
    my younger sister : she is a good daugher of buddhism and very charitable .Now
    she is very rich and the owner of a fishery factory in QuiNhon. She is very
    rich and happy with 2 sons ans 1 daugher.

    I hope this story can help you think to choose
    to live a happier life

    Best regards

    Teacher
    Van

  • TRAN LE VAN FROM VIETNAM

    IN my opinion , Bill gates and Warren Buffet are good but not smart. distant vision- why do i say so? -because he is giving people fish , not the fishing rod . he donates money a lot to the poor Africans .Sure, they will be happy for a while and may be a generation ,but not longer. The following generation will be miserable again .I can see clearly the roots of misery and poverty .That’s is because they don’t have love. No love – no morality – no great mind -no education -no money and house- no happiness – no peace in life- that leads to killing , fraud, cheating ….ect….and misery will drag misery again and again .

    So, How to have love???

    Only Buddhism can help. I can tell more if you want to learn ……..
    Teacher van -Ex Sales manager at P&G VietNam

  • Gianna

    This an amazing an post, shows us even more to be thankful for. The intangible things really are the most important

  • http://goalsetting-workshop.com/blog/ Jorge Blanco

    Call me a kid, but I like the list your little eight year old self made. But it’s not just the material things that I like on that list. I particularly love the feeling in those moments. The feeling you get when you eat ice cream on a hot summer day, on a bad day when you eat ice cream to make yourself feel better, or on a happy day when you buy ice cream as a reward. Swings – they remind me of childhood and times when you can just swing back and forth and think about life, on what’s happened and what’s to come. Snow and beach days – again, childhood memories, when you were having a snow ball fight, or when you worked hard to make a sand castle for the first time. Saturday morning cartoons – that moment when you can just relax and let time pass like there’s no such thing as a schedule.

  • http://twitter.com/lori_deschene Lori Deschene

    Thanks so much Gianna. I’m glad you enjoyed it!

  • http://twitter.com/lori_deschene Lori Deschene

    I like those things too Jorge! There’s a swing set near the laundry room for my courtyard, and I usually hop on one while I’m waiting for my laundry. And I still eat my fair share of ice cream and spend a great deal of time on beaches. Snow days–don’t get many of those here in LA! And I can’t remember the last time I caught Saturday morning cartoons, but I still watch Christmas cartoons every year with my brother. =)

  • http://goalsetting-workshop.com/blog/ Jorge Blanco

    I’m glad you do. The little joys in life are something that we have to be thankful for, as well.

    Ah yes. Christmas cartoons. I love those and watched those when I was a kid, too. I think I might just go do that this Christmas break. Thanks for reminding me! :)

  • van

    who can explain for me : give everything to get everything.

  • Milo Bozovich

    Beautiful post.. It’s easy to forget all the things we have to be thankful for so a reminder is always good..

  • http://twitter.com/lori_deschene Lori Deschene

    Thanks Milo–I’m glad you enjoyed it!

  • http://www.successstories.co.in/ Mousumi Saha Kumar

    Thanks for bringing such wonderful points in my conscience. Several
    precious points touched me including 3, 5, 8, 22, 29 and more

  • Laura Aanenson

    Congratulations!
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    questions of you, please visit my blog post at http://where2look4ancestors.com/2013/01/06/award-winner-who-me/

  • http://twitter.com/cheriedirksen Cherie Roe Dirksen

    It’s all the simple things in life that mean the most…and ice-cream, of course!

  • Jen

    This is so wonderful. Thank you for sharing.

  • http://twitter.com/lori_deschene Lori Deschene

    You’re most welcome!

  • Kirsty

    40 Things I Love About Life

    1.
    Love, giving and receiving

    2.
    Family, the family I have now, and knowing my
    potential to have a family of my own one day

    3.
    Quiet moments to myself

    4.
    Seeing the people I love laugh and smile

    5.
    Music

    6.
    Good food

    7.
    The feeling of wet sand or mud between my toes

    8.
    Being cuddled

    9.
    Unconditional love from a dog

    10.
    Polite smiles from strangers

    11.
    Nature, animals and the open countryside

    12.
    The feeling you get when getting into bed after
    a long day

    13.
    Laughing so hard my belly hurts

    14.
    Thunderstorms

    15.
    The knowledge that I never have to stop learning
    new things

    16.
    Fishing

    17.
    Cold mornings

    18.
    Sitting in the middle of the countryside alone
    just to absorb my surroundings

    19.
    Hope

    20.
    Being kissed on my forehead

    21.
    Knowing that even when I hit rock bottom I am
    strong enough to pick myself up again

    22.
    Creativity, and the ability to express it

    23.
    Haribo

    24.
    Hot baths

    25.
    When you experience something that completely blows
    your mind

    26.
    The universe, and how thinking about it puts
    everything into perspective for me

    27.
    Its unpredictability

    28.
    Snow

    29.
    Being up somewhere high and taking in the view

    30.
    Getting into my pyjamas and settling down to
    watch tv or a film

    31.
    The funny things kids come out with sometimes

    32.
    Lightbulb moments

    33.
    Watching someone play an instrument

    34.
    Football

    35.
    Photography, the way an image captures a moment
    that will never happen ever again

    36.
    Choice

    37.
    Walking outside barefoot

    38.
    Finding my inner strength in the face of
    adversity

    39.
    Disney

    40.
    Life itself, being alive and finding something every
    day to remind me how lucky I am

  • PhongVu T.

    What I love about life is that my playfulness far exceeds my ability to express it.

  • jatin

    life is just creation of moments for future………………..

  • Ben

    Love the list!

    It’s really important to show gratitude for the good things in your life like all these people have. I usually lay in bed before I goto sleep and cover what I have gratitude for in my life. It definately relaxes me and makes me feel good.

    And because of what you focus on grows, it’s better to focus on good things! ;)

    -Ben

  • http://www.youremotionalfreedom.com/ Ben

    Love the list!

    It’s really important to show
    gratitude for the good things in your life like all these people have. I
    usually lay in bed before I goto sleep and cover what I have gratitude
    for in my life. It definately relaxes me and makes me feel good.

    And because of what you focus on grows, it’s better to focus on good things! ;)

    -Ben

  • Melinda

    Trees, just looking at them makes me cry sometimes (I’m not unstable, I promise!). Something about the way they are always just “being”. They don’t move around and make drama, they just are themselves.

  • janela

    my love never will be for got by oldani to janela

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  • hiht

    I been suffering with depression but i am slowly getting over it and moving on with my life because i am reading things like this and not the negativey i have been surrounded by thanks

  • Inga

    I love human kindness, with that we can move mountains

  • http://tipigraphics.com/ Tzvi Perlow

    That moment when you find a genius someone that’s amazed by that idea that everyone bashes you for, it gives me shivers down my spine every time.

  • Christine Dryland

    This is such a beautiful post, very heart touching. Thank you so much for sharing this! :)

  • Savas Vedova

    You made me remember the things I’ve forgot. Thanks.

  • http://twitter.com/lori_deschene Lori Deschene

    You’re most welcome!

  • Brainwavelove

    This post is so powerful and inspiring, because again, it reminds us that we are all one! The love that drives us is one, and it is all in these priceless, intangible things listed here. I am sure each one of us could add more, but at the same time we each one of us will also agree with each of these 50. This is the beauty of life! What unites us is stronger than anything else.

  • Marjorie

    I love the way my dog smells like sunshine when she comes in from outside.

  • Julie Verheye

    This is a very interesting post! Sometimes we forget to enjoy the little things in life. We should learn that they are a lot more worth than for example material objects.

  • Sin ‘EM’

    ice cream is not free

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    Great Article. Thank you for sharing great information about life, I learn many things from this article. Thanks

  • Arijit

    You made me realize how beautiful life is :)

  • Arijit

    wow, I fell in love with my life again.Thank you