Make gratitude a mindset.
Without exception, every person I interviewed who described living a joyful life or who described themselves as joyful, actively practiced gratitude and attributed their joyfulness to their gratitude practice.
-Brene Brown, The Gifts of Imperfection
Good morning! I know life is wonderfully busy right now so, as always, I appreciate you taking the time to visit. Making the time for friends is always a good thing.
It’s that time of year when the spotlight shines on gratitude and thankfulness. It’s really quite remarkable how the holidays bring about feelings of gratitude and acknowledgment of the people and things in life we’re thankful for. You can feel it in the air. Can you feel it?
Try this, ask someone what they’re most thankful for. Notice the look of happiness that brightens their face. The smile. They may hesitate at first (maybe not), but after they share one or 2 things more are sure follow.
Happiness and an enthusiasm for life creates an upward spiral of joy when experienced and shared with others.
A daily practice of gratitude shines a new light of love and appreciation through which we begin to see the world, creating a deep inner feeling of peace and joy that makes us feel more alive.
Capture those feelings. Write them down. Bring light to the things we are blessed to have. Make it intentional until it becomes a habit. A mindset. Start a daily gratitude journal.
5 Tips To Start a Daily Gratitude Journal
- Set a daily time for journal writing.
- Everything counts, from beautiful scenery to modern day conveniences.
- Write with love and joy. Focus on what makes you feel good and want more of.
- Elaborate in more detail about the thing that earns extra gratitude.
- As you write, be aware of the depth of your gratitude for certain things.
A daily attitude of gratitude increases our awareness of life’s pleasures. It takes an already good life and makes it even better.
When do you feel the most confident? Think about it. What are you doing when you know, without hesitation, “I’ve got this”?
What is a modern day convenience you’re most thankful for? Who is someone that would often be included in your daily gratitude journal? Do you have a gratitude journal?
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