Burpees and 25 Other Random Things I’m Grateful For

Each year, around Thanksgiving, we usually do a post on what we’re grateful for. This year, we’re turning it into a Question of the Week! And unlike past years where we’ve been grateful for the really BIG things in life (family, health, work, etc.), this go-round we’re showing you that an attitude of gratitude can be about the little silly things, too — and that it can last all month and year long!


There are a million plus one (plus one!) things to be grateful in this amazing world of ours. Large and small, I try to focus on at least a couple of them every day. And there’s no better way to bust out of a funk than by focusing on what you have. We all have SO much. So read on for a few of the lighterhearted and random things I’m grateful for … hopefully you’re thankful for them, too!

26 Random Things Jenn Is Grateful For

  1. Trader Joe’s.
  2. Burpees. Seriously.
  3. Anything in and around Paso Robles.
  4. Running in the rain.
  5. The sound of coffee percolating.
  6. The word percolating.
  7. Apps, of all kinds.
  8. Catching the sunrise after an early morning workout.
  9. The smell of new running shoes.
  10. My dog nudging me awake.
  11. DVR.
  12. Togetherness.
  13. Silence.
  14. The fuzziness of sheep.
  15. A good glass of red wine.
  16. The sound of my own breath after a hard workout.
  17. Orange Is the New Black.
  18. Large mugs of hot cocoa — or, really, anything.
  19. Queen.
  20. Days when you feel like you could run forever.
  21. Aspartame-free chewing gum.
  22. The crunch-crunch sound leaves make under your feet.
  23. Random acts of kindness.
  24. Deltoids.
  25. People like this speaking their (and our) truth.
  26. Lists of random things to be grateful for!

What totally random things are you grateful for? —Jenn 

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  1. Maggie J says:

    I love this, particularly #9 and #18! I’m grateful for so many things I try to make it an at least monthly feature on my blog. Here’s some highlights: http://trulymargaretmary.com/?s=grateful+for&submit=Search.

    Next up on my grateful for list – the foam roller! Man, does that thing hurt so good on my sore IT band and hips!!!

  2. Hi Jenn,

    What a breath of fresh air! I have been practising mindfulness and intuitive eating for the past six months, with tremendous improvements in my psychological and physical health.

    I’m a huge fan of Geneen Roth and her teachings. She has inspired me in so many ways. I find your philosophy akin to hers, and so wonderful.

    Attached is my blog “Everything Tastes Better When You’re Hungry”.


  3. Ashley says:

    I am also grateful for my Apps, its strange thing to be thankful for especially with all my brain games, and my fitness apps.
    I am grateful for:
    the smell of freshly brewed tea
    how I feel for the rest of the day after a good workout
    the sound of oceans waves, living close to a coast has its perks
    my super loving, and incredibly silly dog I swear she thinks she is a human
    random acts of kindness, both giving and receiving