#Grateful

In a word filled with fear, where do we start with gratitude?  There’s stress about relationships, health, work and family.  It’s well documented the relationship between happiness and gratitude.  Gratitude is the key to happiness, productivity and organization. How do we practice gratitude?

Starting your day with gratitude

A grateful start to your day shapes your day.  Spend a few minutes each morning either writing in your paper or digital journal.  Dig deep and find meaning in what you are recording.  Think of one idea that will shape your day as you go forward.   Throughout the day you will make lemonaid from the lemons.

 

Random Acts of Kindness

Lots of random acts of kindness are recorded daily. Find a way to share your gratitude and kindness.  From paying for the person behind you in line to stopping to help someone take their recycling from their car to the bins, there are little ways each day to practice being grateful by helping someone else.

 

Gratitude jar

Take a moment each day and place a small slip of paper in a jar.  At the end of the month or year, read back and reflect on your moments of gratitude.

 

Hand written notes

When was the last time you snail mailed a letter of thanks?  If it’s been too long, start this week.  Use your lovely stationary and write a note to thank a special someone, a teacher, a spiritual leader, or a family member.

Volunteering

 Twenty five percent of us volunteered for one organization last year. What way can you add meaning to your life and share a skill, take on a project or make a difference?  Serving and giving to others adds joy .

Adding gratitude to your day

In the spirit of love, pick one way you can add gratitude to your day. Gratitude need only take a minute. Check off a way to make gratitude happen today.

 

More on organization and productivity here!

 

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5 replies
  1. Seana Turner
    Seana Turner says:

    Gratitude is really a way of helping ourselves see things in perspective. On any given day, many things are going right, even if it doesn’t feel that way. A concentrated focus on being thankful, expressing gratitude, and helping others is a gift we can give ourselves to help feed and nourish a positive mindset.

  2. Liana George
    Liana George says:

    Love this Ellen! I’m always telling my girls to live with an attitude of gratitude. Wonderful ideas to intentionally fill our days with thankfulness. Wonderful post!

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