Gratitude Jar: Life Lesson

Life Lesson: Gratitude Jar, continual thread.

Do you want to be happy, and content?

Be grateful. 

Give yourself the opportunity to accept gratitude, and give it freely. Will it make you happier? Give it a try, and see the results.

1. Create a gratitude jar.

2. Every day, write something that you have been grateful for, something that made you smile. Jot this down on a piece of paper, and add it to your jar.

3. Add at least one thing that made you grateful.

4. Add at least one kindness, compliment or words of appreciation you gave someone else. Add these comments to your jar.

5. These thoughts are for your eyes only. At the end of the week, month, year. May your jar be full!

6. Perhaps consider having two jars:

a) Notes showing your gratitude.

b) Notes on when you received gratitude.

7. Take notice, are both jars full? Are you grateful? Do you give compliments freely? Are you naturally a grateful individual, or do you need to work on this aspect of your life?

When reflecting, and looking at all things that caused gratitude. I hope it makes your heart happy. Smiling and laughter are contagious.

Giving thanks, and being grateful have psychological, and physiological benefits.

Studies have noted impressive benefits:

  • Better sleep
  • Fewer symptoms of illness
  • Happiness

Consider focusing on people rather than things.

The unexpected surprises.

Gives us clearer perspective, clarity, and appreciation.

Quote by Arianna Huffington, author of Thrive.

Gratitude works its magic by serving as an antidote to negative emotions. It’s like white blood cells for the soul, protecting us from cynicism, entitlement, anger, and resignation.

Love that quote. Love and live my life with gratitude.

There are many ways to practice being grateful. The gratitude jar is a great start.

Life lesson: gratitude

 

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