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Things I’m Thankful for That Money Can’t Buy


The holidays seem to become more and more centered around shopping, spending, and buying every year. So I thought I would jump off the shopping treadmill for a few minutes today to reflect on the things I’m thankful for that don’t have a price tag. Of which there are MANY!

I’d love to hear your additions in the comments as well! I hope you and yours have a wonderful Thanksgiving!



Things I am Grateful for:


A close knit family


Good friends


Caring neighbors


My faith




My community – both physical and virtual


Good health


A happy home


Well-adjusted kids




Lessons learned




Wisdom that comes with age


The beauty of nature


Work that I love


Working from home


Working with family






Peace of mind


Things to believe in


Things to cheer for


A strong work ethic


Lunch dates


Time to relax


Support groups


Generous mentors/friends


Almost 30 years of marriage to my best friend


Second chances

Appreciation of the simple things


New beginnings


Purpose and passion in life

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Jill Nystul (aka Jillee)

Jill Nystul is an accomplished writer and author who founded the blog One Good Thing by Jillee in 2011. With over 30 years of experience in homemaking, she has become a trusted resource for contemporary homemakers by offering practical solutions to everyday household challenges.I share creative homemaking and lifestyle solutions that make your life easier and more enjoyable!

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  • Jillee I think you’ve said all my reasons God Bless You and for your great blog too!
    I have forward your blog to family and friends we all particularly like the helpful hints. I tried the banana to shine shoes works great! Merry Christmas

  • Thank you Jilee., I am also thankful to the Lord Who created the earth and everything in it, for everything you are thankful for. I am also thankful for you sharing it to bring the thankfulness out of our hearts to even share it with others and be open in who we believe in most. And most of all thank you for the breath of life that God gives us to be alive today. Life is so precious…let’s enjoy it to the fullest.


  • I’m thankful for you, Jill. Thank you for your love, your friendship, your goodness and for the positive energy you generate around our planet with your terrific work! xo

  • I am thankful for my family all the circumstance that I have experienced most specially the past year for it made me realize how much faith I have when I lifted up everything that I have no control of. Prayer is free and it is the best gift that I have received from God. I am also very thankful that I can listen to music to cheer me up or calm me down when needed

  • I am thankful for a wonderful son and the rest of my family. My husband passed away five months ago from a battle with cancer. I am so thankful for the 34 years of marriage that we shared. I miss him so much but he is not suffering anymore. He is spending the holidays with our Lord and Savior. I appreciate all the prayers that have been prayed for my family.

  • I’m thankful for simple things – the beautiful weather where I live in AZ, the giddiness I still feel when my husband calls out “Honey I’m home”, the fact that I don’t have to worry about having a home and food, two beautiful granddaughters – Life is good!

  • Thank you for your uplifting blog, Jillee! Its very title reminds me to be thankful for the good things in life, and there are many to be thankful for each day. I too am thankful for the Lord, family, health, friends, and so much more.

    • Thank for reminding us of the little thing that matter so much, yet we take them for granted. I thank God for my Faith in Christ , my family , my children and my community, my friends and my extended family. A wonderful sister in law. Gracious Lord I thank you for innumerable things that I can’t mention.

  • I just started reading your blog and it is the bomb. It’s very informative and interesting. So I am thankful for your time. I am thankful for God, my family, friends, and for all the people in this world who realize we are humans firstly, the freedom that was fought for us secondly and last the people who are grown up and are good inside and outside. God bless all of you!

  • I am grateful that you wrote this article. Blessings abound that have nothing to do with commerce. Enjoying walks with your dog. The first cup of coffee in the morning. Helping others who are in need. The brilliant beauty of an autumn tree. The scent of gardenias. A smile from a stranger. Waking up every morning. Not taking ANYTHING for granted.

  • What an uplifting post! I am grateful for all the things you mentioned, but the way you listed them was a wonderful reminder. Thank you for your wonderful blog – I look forward to it every day! So thanks to you and your great staff. Happy Thanksgiving!

  • I love every morning when I log on to my computer and your site is there waiting for me. I have used innumerable hints and helps from you and I’m very thankful that you do what you do. Happy Thanksgiving, every day!

  • God put onegoodthingbyjillee on my radar early this year at a pivotal (earth shattering) point in my life. Your story gave me courage to acknowledge the fact that there were things in my life that needed to change. That change, would not come easy, but by working every day on something or as you put it (one good thing) change would indeed come.


  • Happy Thanksgiving Jillee, to you and your family and all your followers. I am so very thankful for everything, so many things that we take for granted. We are a blessed nation. I enjoy all your posts. May God Bless.

  • Hi Jillee, my name is Daniela and I’m writing from Brazil.
    I’m 23 years old and just graduated in journalism, but I was lost about what to work and start to look for new ideas, thats when I found your website.
    I have to tell you that I love to read all your tips, even from another country. Thank you so much for all the tips! :)

  • You are the best. I look forward to opening my email and finding yours there. I am grateful for so many things and people. The phone I answered to hear my friend singing Happy Birthday to me. To the friends on Facebook, for what I have accomplished I did not know I could. My son, my dogs, cats and rabbit. All saved from being unwanted. That we are free. That we can go where we want. That we can have freedom of speech and religion. That I have my sisters and brother. That we had the mom we did and her father. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.

  • I wish you & Your Family The Most Blessed of Thanksgivings & I am thankful for finding you on the web. God Bless you & Yours. I just love what you share with us all.
    Love & Light, Linda Z

  • I too am thankful for a close-knit family! I am thankful for the freedom we enjoy and so thankful to the men and women who make it possible. I am thankful for a roof over our heads, clothes on our bodies, and food in our bellies. I’m thankful for friends and for a vehicle that gets us around. I am thankful for a God who makes it all possible.

  • Am thankful for my freedom to worship, God’s saving Grace, family and friends, all the military that fight for my freedom. God bless us all. love your tips. ..look forward to your emails.

  • What a wonderful list – thank you, Jillee, for filling me with gratitude as well. And I love the photo of your well-adjusted children – really, mine are just as adjusted… :-)

  • Jillee, I too want to thank you for your daily emails and great ideas. Even though my daughter passed away this year, I am thankful that I had her for as many years as I did, thankful for her friendship and love, thankful for her lovely daughter, our granddaughter, and thankful that I have a son and daughter-in-law who are spending Thanksgiving with us today. I am very thankful for a supportive family, freedom and the blessings that come from a strong faith. Thank you for allowing me a place to express this today.

    • I am so very sorry for your loss Judie. I’m glad you have the warmth of your family and your faith to surround you at this difficult time. My prayers are with you and your family. xoxo

  • Hi Jillee, I live in the UK, so I hope it’s OK for me to make a comment.
    I would like to say how much I appreciate all the tips and comments on your website.
    Things I am grateful for that money can’t buy? The change in seasons, such as looking for the first snowdrops after Christmas.

    Thanks, Jenny

  • I look forward each day to receiving your One good Thing post each day. They are always interesting to read and many of them help me to try to become more thrifty and efficient in everyday work and interests. Thankyou Jillee.

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