Gratitude: a most reasonable response to the many gifts of life.
So, be a “gratitude detective.” Find the evidence.
Gratitude isn’t LIKE medicine. Gratitude IS medicine! Need some? Take some.
Tell the people you’re grateful for, that you are, and why.
Tell the people you love, that you love them, and why. Why wait?
Consider how different the world would be if your parents never met,
and be grateful that they did! (This can be endlessly extrapolated.)
Gratitude for the good stuff makes it easier to navigate the not-so-good stuff.
Sincere expressions of gratitude and appreciation can have powerful, and sometimes long-lasting effects on those who receive them. Of course, the giver benefits as well!
Gratitude: for fast, temporary relief from crabby moods.
Failing to express gratitude when it’s clearly appropriate, is a missed opportunity.
Emotions are contagious … so is gratitude.
Grateful for the kindness of family. Grateful for the kindness of friends.
Grateful for the kindness of strangers. Grateful for the kindness of anybody!
An intentional gratitude practice, like writing a daily gratitude journal,
doesn’t guarantee miracles … but can increase their likelihood!
Everyday tasks and chores can be converted into rituals of gratitude.
Want a short emotional vacation? Write down twenty ways that you’re fortunate.
Just being alive is sufficient cause for gratitude.
Gratitude will instantly improve your mood (that’s reason enough)!