The power of gratitude. This is one of the rare places where everyone from scientists, to self-help coaches, to New Age teachers agree. It’s an essential part of being happy and also one of the areas where those who aren’t happy are most likely to have neglected.
It’s also easy to cultivate.
If you’re having a problem feeling grateful keep these things in mind. They are sure to help.
Start a Gratitude Journal.
Pick up a notebook and keep it next to your bed. Every morning as soon as you open your eyes write a few sentences about what you feel grateful for. Be creative.
Just before you tuck yourself in for bed review your morning’s notes and write some more about the things that you’ve experienced throughout the day that you also feel grateful for. Do this for at least thirty days without taking a break. Many choose to continue this exercise way beyond the thirty day mark, since it brings them such a better outlook on life. See what you think.
Help The Less Fortunate.
Let’s face it though we may have it tough at times, there’s always someone who is doing much worse. A sure way to cultivate gratefulness for our own situation is to lend a hand when we can. This may mean volunteering a day at the homeless shelter, visiting the old age home or even adopting a rescue cat or dog. There’s a real mysterious wonder about acts like these. The universe seems to recognize this type of act and often responds with unexpected rewards!
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