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On this Thanksgiving Eve, I am feeling very blessed. I took a few moments to make a list of what I am most grateful for and wanted to share it with you, in the hopes that you’ll be inspired to create your own “Gratitude List”. It’s always good to remember how much we all have to be grateful for…

Happy Thanksgiving with love!

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My Gratitude List (not in any specific prioritized order):

My husband and our family

Koda, our amazing dog, and his unconditional love and affection

Deep friendships

Our amazing community

Hot chocolate (can you tell it’s -9 degrees today?)

Blustery snowstorms

A great massage

Being in love

The warmth of a crackling fire


The beauty of Nature

The fresh scent of the mountain air

Music that touches my soul (especially written and performed by our son-in-law, Josh!)

The ability to photograph beautiful things

Vitamix- green smoothies and soups that make me feel so alive!

Sailing in the warm waters of the Caribbean

The holiday spirit

The ability to connect with anyone

Grizzly bears

The feeling of community living in a small town

Chocolate chip cookies

The feeling of exhilaration after a great workout


Business relationships


The healing powers of essential oils

Our health and vitality

Hiking a mountain

Our home in Montana

The ability to travel and see new things

My insatiable appetite for knowledge

My favorite on-line companies (Google, Zappos, Amazon, Skype,

iTunes, Netflix)

People who make a difference in the world

Connecting on a deep level

My eternally optimistic attitude

All things Apple- iPhone, iPad, Apple Tv, etc. (I love Apple!)

The feel of my head on my husband’s shoulder

Dark chocolate

Private beaches

Crisp apples


Romance and snuggles

Hot springs and hot tubs in the snow

The abundance of stars in a Montana sky

Moments that take my breath away

Live music

Showthyme, my favorite restaurant in the world

Soft, warm scarves

My granddaughter’s hugs

Skiing down a fresh snowy slope


Smiles and laughter

The smell of wood smoke from the fireplace

Reconnecting with old friends


Inspiration from

Cell signals that don’t drop calls

Down comforters on cold nights

Time spent with people I love

My son’s incredible photography

Movies and books that capture my imagination

The sound of my daughter’s voice when she sings

Creating beautiful artwork

Taking the time to go inside and reconnect

Memories that make me smile

The amazing people I get to interview and work with

Laughter, smiles and love


Thank you for being such an important part of my life and of our community. Please share what you are grateful for below…..

Remember, what you focus on grows, so let it be gratitude.

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Gail Lynne Goodwin is the founder of, bringing the best inspiration to the world. provides free inspiration, each day from a new Inspirational Luminary, to a global community of folks from over 150 countries. Gail has interviewed many well-known names including Sir Richard Branson, Guy Laliberte, Seth Godin, Tony Hseih, Gary Vaynerchuk, Michael Gerber, Marci Shimoff, Jack Canfield and hundreds more. According to Mashable, Gail was one of 2009's Top 25 Most Inspirational People on Twitter.

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This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. LOVE love love your list! love the hugs, the snow storms and how you remind us to grow our gratitude. Thank you for all you do and how you inspire us!


  2. What a pleasure to find your blog. I was looking for how to order your 2010 book on Being a Writer. I am one and identify with much you say.

    I think I should add that even without health and many monetary pleasures, it is possible to richly enjoy my gifts, loves, and imaginations.

    I am working on a memoir and hope i can share some of how even hellish chaos can lead to something better.

    I used to live in south where stars are low in sky and very beautiful. Outside DC now, the country part of nature has escaped me. But I look for stars and find them.

    Thank you for blogging. Claire Drapkin

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