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Tap Into The Power Of Gratitude Every Day

While researching for this piece, I came across an article that talks about the power of gratitude. You may not be aware of it, but gratitude is important for a happy, healthy and fulfilling life.

Especially this year when it’s been so much easier to focus on what we are missing, the people we don’t get to see, the places we don’t get to travel to and all the things we don’t get to do. Understanding the power of gratitude and expressing it – even when things are really tough– can actually make you feel better.

How does gratitude work, you may wonder? Well, according to my personal experience as well as the article I read, “It changes our perspective, our outlook, our feelings. It can even change how we express ourselves. As a result, gratitude changes our experiences.”

But, when things are really a mess, the way they have been this year, it may be difficult to feel grateful. You may wonder how is it possible to feel the good feelings gratitude is meant to bring? It’s really pretty easy. Simply look around and find just one single thing that you are grateful for. If you can find one thing, then, as the article instructs, “find something else for which you're grateful. It could be as simple as being grateful for a pet, or for a smile someone gave you, or for the Thanksgiving holiday.”

It has been my experience that once I start looking around and thinking about my life, I have hundreds of things for which I am grateful. When I focus on the things I love and am thankful for I always feel wonderful. The article verifies that this is how the power of gratitude works.

Some of the words used to describe how gratitude makes us feel include satisfied, confident, happy, positive and easy-going. There’s also a greater sense of calmness and trust.

If you’d like to read the entire article, just click on this link:

I hope you make expressing gratitude a daily habit in your life.

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