Gratitude can change your life and it’s one of the simplest things you can do to change the energy you’re putting out into the world. Scientific research has even proven that the more thankful you are, the happier and less stressed you are as well!
If you’re new to the practice of gratitude, being thankful for the bigger things in life may come to mind first. Maybe you’re thankful for your new job or promotion, or maybe you’re thankful that the car that ran through the red light just missed you. While these are obvious things to be thankful for, I bet there are also many smaller things you can be grateful for as well. Maybe you’re grateful that it didn’t rain until after you were done with your walk. Maybe you’re grateful for receiving a large cup of coffee instead of the medium one you paid for. Maybe you’re grateful for your dog who greets you at home after a long day with so much happiness and excitement. If you make it a habit to look for things to be thankful for you may be surprised how many you find!
Once you start discovering all the blessings around you, you may want to start writing them down. You can keep a journal where you write down what you’re grateful for at the end of the day. Or you can make a gratitude jar where you drop little notes of gratitude throughout the year. At the end of the year you can read your notes or journal and remember all the wonderful people, things and events that made you thankful that year. It’s a great way to acknowledge all of the positive things in your life and it makes you feel thankful all over again!
Anything you do to practice gratitude helps to cultivate that feeling in your daily life until it becomes an automatic habit. When you get in the habit of being thankful, you create a more positive energy and frequency that flows into the Universe. When you do this, you are also opening yourself to receive more of what you want in life. Remember, like attracts like! What you put out into the world comes back to you!
On this Thanksgiving day, count your blessings and try to make gratitude a daily habit. You may be surprised how much you can find to be thankful for each day.
We wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving with your loved ones. :)