14 Things That Make Life Worth Living

Life is a glorious gift. It has its ups and downs, twists and turns, but overall, it’s a fantastic journey we’re lucky to enjoy, and these 14 things make it worth every second. 

The Little Things

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We’re all always so obsessed with the next big thing that we take the little things for granted. Those little things are where it’s at. Smell the delightful aroma of that fresh cup of coffee, relish in a fireside chat with your best pals, and marvel at the burst of color in every sunset. 


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Humans have impressive imaginations, and we can’t wait to see what we’ll develop next. We often take the vast array of creative works for granted, but there’s far too much to see in one lifetime. 


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Nothing beats the wonder of childhood. Recreating that in your children is one of life’s greatest treasures. 


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The only thing better than the journey through life is having someone by your side to share it with. 

Our Pets

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Our pets offer us unconditional love and companionship. Nothing beats the feeling of a soft purr on your chest or the pure joy of coming home to a dog or cat that can’t wait to greet you. 

Spreading Joy

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There’s no greater gift we can give our fellow man than the gift of joy, and it’s so easy to do. Watching someone smile when you open the door for them or pay for their drink makes all the hard things worthwhile. 


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The world’s bounties are out there, waiting for you to enjoy them. Nature shows us the vast beauty of the life flourishing all around us. 

The Helpers

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We see a lot of strife in the media, but we don’t always see all the people working together to make the world a better place. The helpers are all around us, constantly trying to improve things for everyone. The knowledge that such kindness exists in humanity means a lot. 


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Humans conquered the wilderness, and since we don’t have to put our time and energy into survival, we can focus on unlocking the universe’s secrets. There’s so much we don’t know, and every second we can spend learning about it is a second well spent. 


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The world abounds with fascinating cultures, delicious foods, mesmerizing works of art, and majestic views. Getting out and enjoying the richness of the world makes life worth living. 

Exhilarating Adventures

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There’s so much fun to be had in the world! There’s so much to do, from deep sea fishing to skydiving to wilderness hikes; we’ll never have time for it all. 


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The greatest works of art came from the vast soul of human emotion. Life allows us to experience everything, from the most heartbreaking sorrows to the greatest joys. 


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We all have something we’re passionate about. That passion drives us every day. Whether it’s a passion for the arts, family, building things, learning, or something different, it’s worth pursuing. 

Sometimes, we forget our passions in the hustle and bustle of daily life, but that doesn’t mean we don’t have one. Here’s how to rekindle yours.

Want To See What Happens

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One of life’s greatest joys is not knowing what will happen next. The anticipation of things to come and the surprise of what awaits make every day a magical gift. 

Live an Epic Life by Adding these to Your Bucket List

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Don’t just exist, live! Here are over 200 bucket list ideas to pursue for an epic life.

37 Tips for Living Your Best Life

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The life you want is within reach! Here are 37 tips to help you live a fulfilling life

Improve Your Life

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If you’re not ready for the hard work, take smaller steps that will help you improve your life starting today. 

Find out more: How To Improve Your Life Right Now

Find Your Purpose

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If you’re feeling depressed because your life lacks meaning, explore ways to bring more purpose to your life. 

Here’s how to find your purpose

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