During this month of thankfulness it’s easy to be grateful for everything we have. But how do you make counting your blessings a routine? Here are just a few ways to be thankful more often.
- Keep a gratitude diary. Once a day, wrote down the things you are grateful for.
- When you can’t fall asleep at night instead of counting sheep, count the things you’re glad are part of your life.
- Write out one or two things you’re thankful for on slips of paper and save it in a jar where you will be reminded of all the good things in your life as they build up in the jar.
- As you drive, remind yourself of the things you are thankful for every time you stop at a stop sign or stoplight.
- Once a month, write a thank you card to someone that made a difference to you.
- When you wish someone a Happy Birthday, whether in a card, online, or in person, tell them why you’re thankful they are in your life.
- At dinner with your family, go around the table and talk about something that you are thankful for that happened that day.
- When you think of something you are grateful for write it on a small piece of paper and slip it somewhere you’ll find it later, such as a book, your wallet, or a coat pocket you don’t wear that often.
- Do the same with slips of paper and write small notes of thank you to others in your life so they will find them in their books, lunch, or pocket.
- Name all the things you are grateful for from A to Z.
This post was previously published on catherinelanser.com.
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