As we go into this Thanksgiving Week and Holiday Season, I thought it was a perfect time for this! Gratitude is the best attitude to have, every day of the year, but especially in these seasons of life.
Gratitude is a powerful word, meaning the state of being grateful. In my eyes, there isn’t a day that goes by where I don’t feel extremely thankful. Grateful for my hubby and babies, family, friends, health, career and all my amazing patients! I don’t take a single one of these things for granted, nor will I ever. Every day my feelings of gratitude for each of these people and things changes and that is the amazing beauty of reflecting on gratitude.
Gratitude can transform normal days into Thanksgiving, turn routine jobs into joy and ordinary opportunities into life’s BIGGEST blessings. It truly is the key to manifesting a better life. Without a sincere appreciation for all of the good things we already have, it is impossible to truly see the potential that our future can hold!
While in this chaotic season, the feelings of gratitude can be pushed to the side and we can find ourselves focusing on surviving and getting everything done… but here is my tip for you! Focus on being the best person you can be and in the very moment that is front of you. Soak up the moment that is front of you and try to not let other areas of life seep into what you are living that second. This little practice will allow you to appreciate everything more and I guarantee you will be able to experience more gratitude and happiness. Practicing gratitude is a deep way of living and truly does come from living in the moment. It also allows us to hold onto the good things that really matter, right in front of us.
Living and practicing gratitude has been scientifically proven to be associated with one’s well being, happiness, overall improved mental health and opens the doors to more relationships, among many other benefits.
Fun Ways To Show Gratitude
- Share your thoughts of thankfulness with those around you
- Give genuine compliments
- Smile, smile, smile
- Do Random Acts of Kindness
- Write a note of appreciation to someone
- Lend a listening ear
- Provide encouragement
I urge you this season to wake up every morning and reflect on your feelings of gratitude and thankfulness. Each day come up with something different, don’t repeat things, and jot it down in the notes section of your phone. It doesn’t have to be complex, it can be as simple as the sun shining or that warm cup of coffee in the 3 minutes of silence before your kids wake up. Remember that life is a precious gift and each day we have is another opportunity to live out a life of gratitude!