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What things make you to feel lucky?

6th Graders,

En este post se publican ideas para escribir en vuestros Shamrocks (tréboles) para Saint Patrick’s Day.

What things make you lucky?

These are great reminders for you to treasure everything you have.

1. Good Health

Even if your health isn’t great, it could be worse and you likely still have some working parts to be thankful for.

2. Money in the Bank

Having just a few coins makes you richer than most people on Earth.

3. Good Friends

Often, it’s the quality of friendships, not the quantity.

4. Freedom of Religion

Being able to worship whomever and however you want is something many people don’t ever experience.

5. Your Parents

Even if they’re dysfunctional, they gave you life.

6. Weekends

There’s something magical about weekends.

7. Having a Partner

Being in a romantic relationship can teach you so much about the world and yourself.

8. Pets

Pets offer one of the best examples of unconditional love.

9. Learning from Mistakes

If we never made mistakes, we wouldn’t learn much so it is one of those things we should be thankful for.

10. Opportunity to Get an Education

The opportunity to attend school is something many people don’t have.

11. Having a Home

Whether you live in an apartment, a mansion, or a tent, having a place to call home is something to be thankful for.

12. An Ability to Read

If you’re reading this right now, you have a lot to be thankful for.

13. Breathing Fresh Air

Being able to step outside to breathe in fresh air is a good reminder how many little things we should be thankful for.

14. A Bed to Sleep

A bed is one of those things that’s easy to take for granted, until you don’t have one.

15. Laughter

Without laughter, the world would be a sad place.

16. Safety and Security

Being able to wake up without immense fear frees us up to really live life.

17. Cars

Without cars, it would take a lot longer to get our activities done.

18. Sunshine

The sun’s warmth can brighten any day.

19. Time

Although we often don’t think there’s enough of it, time is something we shouldn’t take for granted.

20. Clean Water

Many people on earth lack access to clean water.

21. Cell Phones

Cell phones make talking to loved ones easy.

22. Love

The world sure would be a different place if we lacked the ability to love.

23. Books

Books provide an opportunity to enter another world all from the comfort of your own home.

24. Kindness of Strangers

Never take the kindness of a stranger for granted.

25. Campfires

The simplicity of a campfire creates lifelong memories.

26. Pain

Without pain, it would be difficulty to appreciate life’s joys.

27. Art

The world would be less beautiful if art didn’t exist.

28. Holidays

Any reason to celebrate is something we should be thankful for.

29. Freedom of Speech

Being able to express your thoughts and feelings freely should never be taken for granted.

30. Rainbows

The beauty of a rainbow is unmatched.

31. Tears

Sometimes when there are no words to say, tears express how we feel for us.

32. Waking up Today

Simply waking up today means you have things to be thankful for.

33. Indoor Plumbing

Indoor plumbing not only provides convenience, it spares us from disease.

34. Wisdom that Comes with Age

Thankfully, we grow smarter over time.

35. Mountains

Mountains provide us with beauty and recreation.

36. Eyesight

Being able to see allows us to view the world’s beauty.

37. Grocery Stores

Grocery stores mean we don’t have to spend all of our time getting our own food.

38. Sunsets

Sunsets are a reminder that we should enjoy the simple things in life.

39. Entertainment

Entertainment gives us a way to relax and enjoy life.

40. Your Mind

Being able to think, remember, and solve problems sure makes life easier.

  1. Employment

Even if you don’t like your job, being employed means someone thought you were special enough to hire.

  1. Diversity

The world would be a boring place without diversity.

  1. Moon and Stars

The moon and stars encourage us to dream.

  1. Electricity

Electricity makes most of our chores efficient.

  1. Air Conditioning

Staying cool on a hot day is something people wouldn’t have dreamed about in past centuries.

  1. Hearing

Being able to hear your loved one’s voice is something that not everyone gets to do.

  1. Children

Watching children laugh, grow, and dream can keep things in perspective.

  1. Ability to Learn

The ability to learn new things means we have endless potential.

  1. People Willing to Teach

Whether it’s your grandmother teaching you to knit or your plumber showing you how to prevent future problems, be grateful that others are willing to use their time and talents to teach you something new.

  1. Oceans

The sea creatures in the ocean almost seem too mystical to be real.

  1. Modern Medicine

Without advances in modern medicine, many of us wouldn’t be alive.

  1. Music

Music brings out new emotions.

  1. Entrepreneurs and inventors

Some of life’s best inventions resulted from an entrepreneur who was willing to take a risk.

  1. Warm Clothing

On a cold day, there’s nothing more important than warm clothing.

  1. Freedom to Vote

Being able to have a say in the laws should never be taken for granted.

  1. An Internet Connection

It’s hard to believe how easy it is to take the internet for granted, seeing how none of us had just a couple of decades ago.

  1. Challenges

Without challenges in life, we wouldn’t be the people we are now.

  1. Hiking Trails

Hiking trails give us the chance to enjoy mother’s nature beauty.

  1. Vaccines

  1. Your family and friends
    2. Your healthand wellbeing
    3. The opportunity to have an education
    4. Food on the table
    5. Your favorite song
    6. Hot showers
    7. The internet
    8. Having a job and/or income
    9. The ability to dream
    10. Sunrises and sunsets
    11. Eyesight
    12. A roof over your head
    13. Having a holiday
    14. Pets/Animals
    15. Surprises
    16. When a stranger smiles at you
    17. Rainbows
    18. A home cooked meal
    19. Hearing some good news
    20. Chocolate
    21. The fact each day is a new chance to begin again!
    22. The freedom to vote
    23. Modern medicine
    24. Cups of tea
    25. Cuddles
“Be mindful. Be grateful. Be positive. Be true. Be kind.”
― Roy T. Bennett
  1. Fresh countryside walks
    27. Cameras to capture amazing memories
    28. Hitting the snooze button on your alarm
    29. When you find something you thought you had lost
    30. The ability to travel the world
    31. Date nights
    32. Your favorite movie, tv show or book
    33. Winning a game
    34. Dancing
    35. Fresh running water
    36. Uncontrollable laughter
    37. Living pain-free
    38. Goodnight kisses
    39. Your imagination
    40. Being able to look forward to something
    41. Sleep
    42. Nature
    43. Coffee
    44. Technology
    45. Electricity
    46. Advances in cancer treatment
    47. Being able to set and achieve your goals
    48. Good hair days
    49. Unconditional Love
    50. Getting something for free or on sale
“Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” 
― Marcel Proust
  1. Waking up every morning
    52. Access to medication
    53. Having some time to yourself
    54. Kindness of strangers
    55. The fact that there is no one else like you in the world
    56. Learning from your mistakes
    57. The weekend
    58. Payday
    59. The seasons changing
    60. The progression of human rights
    61. Being able to see colors
    62. The ability to create your own family
    63. Great co-workers
    64. Puppies
    65. Equality and diversity
    66. Traditions, such as Christmas and Easter
    67. Nice neighbours
    68. The honesty of a child
    69. Creating a future with someone
    70. Having deep conversations until the early morning
    71. Forgiveness
    72. Teamwork
    73. Spell checker
    74. Jumping into a swimming pool in the summer
    75. Finding music that moves you
“Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson
  1. Comfortable clothes
    77. Who you are
    78. Senses
    79. Finding people who bring the best out in you
    80. Being able to experience all emotions
    81. Being able to drive
    82. Speaking to family and friends from all over the world with new technology
    83. Fresh bed sheets and duvet
    84. Getting a takeaway/going to a restaurant
    85. Long drives
    86. Having a passion
    87. Transportation
    88. Old photographs
    89. Meeting up with old friends
    90. Snow days
    91. A nice bubble bath
    92. Not having to set an alarm
    93. Sunday mornings
    94. Bad days that make you appreciate the good ones
    95. The ability to help others
    96. Sincere apologies
    97. Open minded people
    98. Strength
    99. The generosity of others
    100. Respect
“I am happy because I’m grateful. I choose to be grateful. That gratitude allows me to be happy.”
―Will Arnett