We all know that gratitude is good for us. We all know that being appreciative makes us feel better. We all know that a daily gratitude practice would be a great addition to our days.
But…taking time to remember what we’re grateful for and being able to stay in this place of appreciation doesn’t always happen, right? We get so busy with “have tos” and “to dos” that we forget to be thankful for our life, our loved ones, our health, our spirit, etc.
I know that being grateful has the power to change lives. Here are some of the amazing benefits of gratitude:
- Change your life. Because our thoughts become our reality, when we focus on what we are thankful for, we attract into our lives positive people, things, and experiences.
- Boost your self esteem. Imagine that you woke up each morning, looked at yourself in the mirror, and said what you are grateful for about yourself. When you first start, you may find that it feels awkward or silly – you may even find that it’s painful and hard to find anything to say. But if you stick with it, eventually, you will find that your self esteem begins to soar, and you have a bit of spring to your step. You will start to see yourself in a positive light – all because of gratitude!
- Strengthen your relationships. Remember the last time someone complimented you? Remember how amazing you felt? You have the power to do this for every single person you see – your family members, acquaintances, and strangers, too! When you express your gratitude for them, their eyes will light up. Their day will be made! And they will feel so amazing that they will take that gratitude and share it with someone else. It will become a positive chain reaction that has the power to reach the entire world. How wonderful would that be? All because of gratitude!
I know that gratitude has become a bit of a buzz word. I know that it may seem to be everywhere, and you may be feeling a bit desensitized by it because of that. But… think about this: If it weren’t so powerful and if it wasn’t changing lives, it wouldn’t still be around. People would have forgotten about it and moved onto something new. It’s still here because it truly works. I know it for a fact. And I would love for each of us to join together this month and share our gratitude with each other!
I had so much fun during our Month of Meditation that I wanted to keep the momentum going! We have created a community where we support each other, and I love that! So let’s continue that with a daily gratitude practice.
Starting today, let’s spend the next 28 days creating a habit of gratitude!
Let’s commit to doing at least one thing per day to show our gratitude.
It can be writing in a gratitude journal, telling someone how much we appreciate them, taking a moment to pat ourselves on the back for a job well done, etc. Anything that helps us express our appreciation!
We will also commit to coming back here and checking in.
This part is really important for a couple of reasons:
- It creates a community. We know that we are fully supported by others who are doing it, too!
- It holds us accountable. We want to make our daily gratitude practice a habit, and knowing that someone else is waiting for us to report back helps us remember to do it. It’s essential to do this for the first 28 days – that’s how long it takes to form a habit.
Each day, we’ll click on that Day’s page, and we’ll leave a comment sharing what we did to show our gratitude. We can also write about what we’re grateful for!
Here is today’s: June 1st
1. Read The Magic
I recently came across an amazing book. It’s called, The Magic by Rhonda Byrne. She also wrote The Secret and The Power, which I absolutely loved. The Magic is all about gratitude, which is the magic ingredient to manifesting our ideal life! And who wouldn’t want to do that?
The Magic consists of a 28-Day Program that offers new exercises each day – all based around gratitude. I’m going to base my gratitude practice around the exercises that are offered each day in this book! If you would like to join me, just write your experience with it when you comment each day.
2. Use A Gratitude Journal
I am a huge fan of journaling, and I think a gratitude journal is an essential part of starting a gratitude practice. If you would like to get one, I have two from our Soulful Journals series that I can recommend:
This gift set contains both journals!
Click on the photo to learn more and order!
Will you join me in committing to a daily gratitude practice this month?
Remember, all you’re committing to is that you’ll take some time each day this month to share what you’re grateful for. (In any way that feels right for you.)
I can’t wait to see how our lives change throughout this month.
I’m so honored to share this journey with each of you and to be a part of such a beautiful gift – the gift of gratitude, appreciation, and giving thanks. I know that our lives will become fuller just by expressing our gratitude for each and every part of our life.
Let’s start sharing our gratitude!
P.S. – Please click here to read all of the FAQ and for sample tweets to share if you’re participating!
P.P.S. – Thank you so much to everyone who participated in our Month of Meditation! Over 50 people committed to giving themselves the gift of stillness each day, and it was so wonderful to read about your journeys. Please click here to share what your entire experience was like, and also to share any final thoughts – if you will continue to meditate, what you learned about yourself during the process, etc.