41 Underappreciated Things In Life
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41 Underappreciated Things In Life

Slow down and appreciate what life has to offer.

41 Underappreciated Things In Life
Jessica Abbott

Life is full of things to appreciate, big and small. But in the busyness of everything, we forget to take a moment or two to fully soak in everything life has to offer. Our lives have adopted the need to constantly be going; we rush from point A to point G, barely experiencing anything in between. So take a break right now and think about the countless things around you that often go unappreciated each day. Having trouble thinking of some? Here are forty-one to get you started:

1. The feeling of finishing a book

2. Waking up early without an alarm.

3. Fresh air after being in a stuffy room.

4. Your nose when it isn't congested.

You don't realize how great the ability to effortlessly breathe is until it's gone.

5. Waking up before your alarm and being able to stay in bed a little longer.

6. Clouds.

7. The feeling of warm laundry fresh out of the dryer.

8. The sense of accomplishment that comes after finishing a large assignment.

9. Fuzzy socks.

10. Pianos.


11. Meaningful conversations.

12. Silence.

When everyone is always talking, a moment or two of silence makes all the difference.

13. Breakfast food.

14. Bad puns.

Puns really don't get enough credit.

15. Card games.

16. Poems that resonate with your current situation.

17. Unexpected messages.

18. Contagious laughter.

19. Smiles from strangers.

20. City lights.

21. Potatoes.

They're really the most versatile food and they don't get enough credit for it.

22. When your leg isn't asleep.

Much like a congested nose, we don't realize how great it is to be in a normal state until it changes.

23. Hearing familiar songs you haven't listened to in years.

24. Inside jokes.

Windows and eyeballs likely mean something different to you than they mean to me.

25. Cars.

We use them every day, but how often do you stop to think about how incredible it is that we have the technology to propel a hunk of metal across town?

26. Being productive.

27. When someone remembers little details about you.

28. Pockets.

Especially when they're of a decent size.

29. Finding money.

30. Sassy teachers.

31. The cold side of the pillow.

32. Clean water.

33. Good coffee or tea.

With such fast-paced lives, we tend to drink our morning coffee or tea on the go. Taking time to sit and actually take in the quality of your drink is different, and better, than the typical rush to devour it.

34. Education.

It's something we typically don't see the value of because it's so easily accessible here in the U.S., but it's crucial and incredible. We have what so many are willing to fight for.

35. The word "rad."

It's pretty rad.

36. High fives.

37. Brown eyes.

Blue and green eyes get all of the attention.

38. Leaves.

39. Hugs from little kids.

40. Going to bed early.

41. Silly dance moves.

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