“It’s been such a powerful exercise, every morning to get up and say thank you, every morning…. what am I grateful for…. and I’m not just thinking about them…. I’m feeling the feelings of gratitude.” James Arthur Ray
A simple practice of gratitude started with friends in 2009 changed my life. Can it change yours? YES! You may be saying, “Yes, but Lisa, I’m grateful all the time. I’m always thanking people. Why do I need to write it down?”
Because it takes less than two minutes, and it works!
First thing in the morning, or last thing at night, give yourself the gift of writing in your gratitude journal. Your “journal” may be a notebook, a journal, or loose leaf paper – it’s all good. Write down 3-5 things for which you are grateful and in doing so, you’ll experience that feeling of gratefulness. Add details to each entry so your writings are slightly different each day.
Because you’ve been reading these “Gratitude Thoughts for the Week” for awhile now, you’re familiar with the gratitude journal process. And, if you’ve gotten out of the habit, today is a GREAT day to get started again!
PS – Feel the pen in your hands, see the words on paper, hear the expressions of thankfulness – by taking advantage of as many senses as you can in your process, you’ll increase the depth of your experience.
PPS – Here’s one of my keynotes on the power of giving thanks. https://youtu.be/Vvj4afp0Goo