I don’t know if you’re in the habit of being grateful but it’s a great one to pick up! Every day I say a prayer of thanks for all of the wonderful things in my life. Every Sunday I like to highlight something I’m grateful for. I find that it’s very hard to be depressed, sad, anxious, unhappy, or down while being grateful at the same time.
Practicing gratefulness regularly helped me change my negative pessimistic thoughts to uplifting optimistic ones. That’s not to say that I never have a bad day, bad things don’t happen or that I’m happy all of the time but I do choose to see the good instead of focusing on the bad.
This week I’m thankful for my family. In all honesty, I’m always thankful for them but I’m feeling especially grateful for them today. I’m grateful for the love and support they show me and the way they believe in me even when I don’t believe in myself as strongly. I love my husband’s sense of humor, his carefreeness, his ability to see on the bright side, what a loving dad he is and how he’s always there for me. I love that my daughters teach me how to enjoy life, live in the moment, have more fun and always be kind. My mom is such a great role model, she’s a wonderful person, dedicated to her family, loving, and the best grandma my girls could wish for.
What did you think of the video? Do you have a gratitude journal? What method do you use- a list or one topic? Do you think you’ll try it the way the video mentions? What are you grateful for today? If you don’t already practice gratitude daily, give it a try! You just might surprise yourself!