The Practice of Being Thankful
Making a list of things we’re thankful for isn’t something we normally practice off the bat. In these tough times, it’s a great idea to pause and take time to think about the moments we’re most grateful for, and make a list of them. Focusing on gratitude boosts your happiness and lets you realize you are luckier than most people in the world.
When you are thankful for something, whether big or small, it promotes great solidarity with others and mental resilience with yourself. Thankfulness is good for the body, the mind, and the spirit.
What Are You Thankful For?
Be thankful for the love you receive, and for the love we give out. As little as greeting your loved one on a good morning, or donating to a charity – any form of love is always the best kind of gratitude.
Be thankful for your family, for always being there in spite of it all that’s happened.
Be thankful for your friends, for checking up on you whenever they can, for thinking of you during these tough times, for listening to you when you’re up and down.
Be thankful for your pet/s, if you have any. Pets probably give out the most unconditional love you’ll ever receive. Thank them for inspiring you to love others like they love you.
Be thankful for your job, that you’re earning a decent amount in rough times. Whether you’re doing part-time, full-time or freelance work, be grateful that opportunities come your way.
Be thankful for the time you have, for the time you’ve spent, and the time you’ll be able to spend with your loved ones. Be thankful for every minute of the day that passes by.
Be thankful for your health and well-being, that you are breathing and coping up well, that you’re alive with a strong heart and a strong mind.
Be thankful for the food you eat, the food you receive. It’s every bit of nourishment for the body and it’s an important asset to your growth and development.
Be thankful for your personal creations and successes. As simple as fixing your bed or cleaning the dishes is a small victory that should be celebrated. Be thankful for everything you’ve accomplished in your life.
There is So Much More To Be Grateful For
Simply making a thankfulness list helps you take your time to think and write down things you are grateful for. Once you start writing, you’ll see how happier you’ll be. Gratitude can pull you out from a spiral of negativity, bringing you a refreshed sense of purpose and joy.
Get started with your very own thankfulness list by browsing hundreds of free Thank You note cards at allfreethankyounotes.com. Our Thankfulness Journal also contains guides, tips and tricks on how to express your gratitude to people that matter the most to you.
“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.” — Melody Beattie