I regard my life as a precious gift. I show my appreciation in words and actions.
I let my family know how much they mean to me. I thank them for loving me and standing by me through life’s ups and downs. I cook my partner’s favorite dinners and plan fun outings for my kids.
I thank my friends for making my life richer. I tell them what a difference they make in my life. I listen to their struggles and laugh at their jokes.
I recognize my coworkers and how they’ve contributed to my success. I compliment them on their talents and achievements.
I notice how much I depend on others for essential products and services. I tip generously and support local businesses. I write positive reviews and refer new customers.
I keep a gratitude journal. Writing about my blessings keeps them fresh in my mind.
I focus on specifics. My thank you messages are personal and unique. I describe what I am grateful for and what it means to me. I thank my parents for teaching me to persevere, so I can overcome obstacles and reach my goals.
I express my gratitude even when I feel awkward. The more I practice showing my appreciation, the more natural it feels.
Today, I give thanks openly and frequently. Gratitude makes me feel more connected to others. I am inspired to work hard and share my strengths.
- Why does being grateful make me happier?
- What is one act of kindness that had a big impact on my life?
- What is the difference between feeling grateful and feeling obligated?