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  1. S

    I am really grateful for this life I got and everything that God provides me with. My family, my friends, the food I eat daily, and every other thing.

    3 years ago
  2. Gaia

    For my morning coffee, books and music

    3 years ago
  3. Malag

    Am not up long but already so many. I’m breathing, so that’s a good start. I like it that I can keep breathing and fully intend to until the last one. And then there’s that cup of water I just had and the warmth of shelter.

    3 years ago
  4. m

    je suis reconnaissante de me reveiller ce matin et de voir de la neige tombé

    3 years ago
    1. Michele

      translation: I’m grateful to wake up this morning and see snow fallen

      3 years ago
    2. Malag

      merveilleux, mo

      3 years ago
  5. Linda

    Shelter, healthy food, a good car, my husband and family, and all is well.

    3 years ago
  6. C

    As others have mentioned , food, water, shelter and safety. I’m also grateful for my five senses and my ability to think and reason and love.

    3 years ago
  7. Javier Visionquest

    What’s basic?
    Check out:

    3 years ago
  8. Elaine

    Food supply. As our local food supply is in serious long term jeopardy due to catastrophic flooding. My gratitude is boundless for all who are figuring out solutions short term and long term.

    3 years ago
  9. d

    A long slow deep breath, exhale

    3 years ago
  10. Anne Gunn

    My friends know my response will be coffee! Coffee is more than my favored beverage: it means that I acknowledge the earth that produced it; the hands that harvested it; all the people and “tech” that brought it to my cupboard. I give thanks that I have shelter in which to make my coffee and enough peace every day to enjoy — to the very last drop. So, for me, coffee is basic.

    3 years ago
  11. Don Jones

    The soil – the mother of so much life on this planet.

    3 years ago
    1. Holly in Ohio

      YES! .🙂

      3 years ago
  12. Jenn

    My breath, my cats, indoor plumbing, and heat and air conditioning, thought that may not be basic! I’m also grateful for the trees, earth, sun and sky I get to take in everyday from my home office!

    3 years ago
    1. Javier Visionquest

      After the ordeal of replacing a simple plastic locknut that attaches the faucet to the basin in the bathroom this morning, I was almost ready swear off indoor plumbing forever! I’m truly grateful for patience when I exercise it.

      3 years ago
  13. Melissa

    Clean water, every time I turn on the faucet I say “thank you” to the Earth and all who make it possible. When I do I feel connected to all the people and nature.

    3 years ago
  14. L

    Sunshine. It lifts my mood and keeps me warm. I consider it “basic” because it’s always there and I don’t need to do much to experience it…although I guess in actuality it is anything but.

    3 years ago
  15. Hot Sauce

    Some “basic” things for which I am truly grateful are my education, my car, safe shelter, clean food and water, my body’s ability to move, my brain (especially the limbic system, which I find so fascinating!), and the fact that I am alive right now.

    3 years ago
  16. r

    Wheels, reels, soles, bowls and rolls

    3 years ago
  17. Antoinette

    Clean water, breathing fresh, food and shelter are basics I’m very grateful .

    3 years ago
  18. Cathie

    Basics that we may take for granted and yet for which I am grateful? The air I breathe, that it is still clean and keeps me alive; the water I drink, that it is still clean enough to support us; the food I eat; warmth from the sun; shelter from the elements; companions along the way.

    3 years ago
  19. M

    Today, I am grateful for my strength and resilience. I am grateful for my smile, my body, my heart, my love, my family, friends and the world around me. I am grateful for my the continuous presence I bring to the world and my ability to be compassionate with myself. My life is a process and learning to compassionate towards myself is something I continue to mindful of. I am grateful for the love and passion my students bring everyday and the positive energy they spread in this world.
    Thank you for my role as a teacher and the ability I have to impact the children in front of me.

    And so it is

    3 years ago
  20. Javier Visionquest

    Carbon, nitrogen, phosphorus, & potassium; a little half acre of dirt, all the microbes and mycelium that breathe it into life, and this precious time to appreciate and create with it.
    Oh, and toilet paper!

    3 years ago
  21. Nelson

    Same as everyone has mentioned: food, shelter, water, safety, etc.

    3 years ago
  22. Marnie Jackson

    Food, shelter, safety, connection

    3 years ago
  23. Holly in Ohio

    I have been up 15 minutes this morning…
    breathing / life
    my cat companion
    this website
    my husband
    the world
    I don’t know what is “basic,” When you feel truly grateful, everything seems extraordinary!

    3 years ago
    1. Jenn


      3 years ago
  24. DeVonna

    Love, joy, peace, patience, gentleness, goodness…all the things that make life worth living.

    3 years ago
  25. EJP

    Good health, happiness, strength, courage, peace, love, faith and safety for all.

    3 years ago
  26. sunnypatti48317

    I woke up this morning 🙂
    I have shelter, clean water, fresh air, and a partner to share the journey with.
    Cat & dog snuggles, sunrises and sunsets. And this hot cup of coffee!

    3 years ago
  27. Kevin

    Water, food, shelter, air, companionship, and love.

    3 years ago
  28. Ed Schulte

    The ‘Word of the Day’

    “Our own lives are the instruments with which we experiment with truth.”

    Encapsulates the “basic thing” but I treat the words “our own lives” to be referring to the personalities we, as Humans, put on with each new incarnation so we can yes “experiment” with in this Infinite BE-ing-ness ( aka “Life” ) we ARE and DO journey in this re-discovery of the Truth. And the “ARE and Do” is encapsulated in one word…”friendship”.

    3 years ago
  29. Dusty Su

    Breathing, sleeping, walking, talking, thinking, connecting….

    3 years ago
  30. Michele

    My home, utilities, food, and a car are ‘basic’ things for which I am truly grateful. Oh, and my hot shower in the morning – sorry Christine, hot is where it’s at, not cold, lol.

    3 years ago
  31. Mary Pat

    Being able to get out of bed by myself and not need constant help. Having a home, a family, never having to worry about food, or transportation, clothing or communication devices like computers or phones. Having insurance on cars, home and health…so many things!

    3 years ago
  32. Christine

    Fresh water and my cold shower in the morning.

    3 years ago

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