My Thanksgiving Gratitude List

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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!

    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.

    Gail Lynne Goodwin

    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. Prior to, Gail spent several years as manager for her recording artist daughter, Carly. As a result of the success of their co-penned song, "Baby Come Back Home", Gail accompanied her daughter to bases in the US and to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba where Carly performed for our troops. Gail and Carly created the 'World's Longest Letter' of love and support and delivered the 18-mile long scroll on a month-long tour of Iraq and the Persian Gulf in 2006. Gail is excited to present her latest course, Love in 21 Days, a step-by-step guide to finding love online. Love in 21 Days is founded on a logical process that has been tested - and proven! - by not only Gail, but also by students around the world who too have found love. Gail is a published author and a regular writer for the Huffington Post. She offers mentoring and mastermind services to clients worldwide from her home in Whitefish, Montana. Follow Gail on Twitter or Google+.

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    1. Marie
      Marie says:

      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. Claire Drapkin
      Claire Drapkin says:

      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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