3 Things You Should Be Grateful For In 2015

Good to see you’ve made it to 2015! Since you’re here, lets wave goodbye to 2014 and shake hands with 2015.

2014 Is officially in the past now, so you’re free abandon it for good.

But that’s not what this post is about, this post is about gratitude.

It’s about 3 things you should be grateful for in 2015, and why you should be grateful for it.

So lets get straight to it!


1. Be grateful you made it

As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. – John F. Kennedy

Take a look at the news and you’ll see the amount of deaths, stabbings, murders, and crimes they portray.

Think about the amount of people who have cancer, aids, malaria, and other deadly diseases.

Imagine the amount of people who have lost their lives due to accidents such as car crashes, and so on.

My point is this. Some of those people didn’t make it into the year 2015. Some of them may have already passed.

So If there’s anything you should be grateful for, then be grateful you made it to see another year.

We’re living in a time a lot of people won’t get to see or experience, due to unfortunate circumstances. So that’s something to be grateful for.


2. Be grateful for your family

I think togetherness is a very important ingredient to family life. – Barbara Bush

Similar to what I mentioned earlier, some people didn’t get the chance to make it into 2015.

And these people are relatives. Which means there are people out there who have lost family members.

Whether you are or aren’t one of those people, be grateful for the family you have.

Be grateful for the bond you and your family share.

Be grateful for the support, the love, and the connection you and your family share.

And most importantly, be grateful for the fact you have family to even turn to. Because some people don’t have that privilege!

And some people may be coming into 2015 without the family they once had. So If you’re gonna be grateful for anything, be grateful for your family.


3. Be grateful for your health

Without health life is not life; it is only a state of languor and suffering – an image of death. – Buddha

If you’re fit and healthy, be grateful for that.

If you’re able to get around, walk, and do things for yourself, be grateful.

If you have no health complications in the slightest, be grateful for that.

If you don’t need to take tablets, injections, and prescriptions to maintain your health, be grateful.

If you’re not in and out of hospital every other day, be grateful for that.

If your mental health is great, and you’re not suffering from depression, be grateful.

Why? Because that’s a BLESSING. Some people have it a lot tougher than you and I do, physically and mentally.

And some of those people will be bringing that into 2015. Some people are facing those realities everyday, trying to overcome their health challenges.

If there’s anything you should be grateful for in 2015, this should be on your gratitude list. Because as the quote above stated –

Without health life is not life; it is only a state of languor and suffering – an image of death.


What other things are you grateful for in 2015? Let it be known…

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Theo J Ellis

Theo J Ellis

After giving birth to Just Be Real, I've made it my mission to share life lessons and document my experiences along the way. Not to mention inspire others to do the things they believe in without fear of criticism. I'm driven to help people build the self confidence they deserve.

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