The Attitude of Gratitude

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Gratitude, by definition, is the state of being grateful; it’s that warm feeling towards a benefactor; the kindness awakened by something received; and even thankfulness for a life challenge. “Thank you” is the greatest prayer ever spoken.

It is said that people who practice gratitude daily live longer and happier lives. So, an attitude of gratitude is the way forward!!

Gratitude strengthens our emotions, so we become more resilient. We don’t get stuck in the energy of the bad things that happen, but instead learn to hold onto the good memories and let go of the bad. We experience more joy, less envy, and are generally more relaxed.

We have more energy and less stress, which relates to a better quality of sleep, less physical pain, and stronger immune systems.

As we feel happier, we become friendlier and in turn can cultivate deeper relationships, have better marriages and healthier interactions with family. Gratitude helps us to connect with each other more fully and more authentically.

It has been proven that those who regularly practice gratitude by taking time to notice and reflect upon the things and people they're thankful for experience more positive emotions and express more compassion and kindness.

Practicing gratitude makes us more optimistic and less materialistic, which helps us feel more connected to Source. This helps us see the miracles that are all around us and receive messages to help us along our journey.

Gratitude is a truly powerful force and can change your life for the better.

An Attitude of Gratitude is a regular habit to express appreciation for all the different parts of life, no matter how small.

How to Develop an Attitude of Gratitude?

  1. List 3 things you are grateful for each night before you go to sleep. This can be anything from your health, your home, your family, your job or even that you had a nice day! This is a wonderful way to go to bed as you go to sleep feeling good!

  2. Keep a journal of your blessings! You can either do this each day when you wake up or before bed or you can just write a list of as many things as you can think of that you are grateful for adding to it each week or month. If you are going though a tough time, take out your journal and see how many blessings you have in your life, which will help you feel better.

  3. Take time to be grateful for your journey and all the lessons you have experienced! Appreciate yourself for who you are, how far you have come, your talents, and what you have accomplished. By showing gratitude to ourselves and our bodies helps us build our confidence and love for ourselves.

“When we focus on our gratitude, the tide of disappointment goes out and the tide of love rushes in.”
~ Kristin Armstrong ~