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  • Writer's pictureSereta Collington

Is Gratitude Helpful?

There are times I can be ungrateful without realizing it. Though I have made it a habit to record things I am thankful for each day during my devotion time, this is just a list I made in my monthly section. Just making a list can be a helpful reminder of the small things I should take for granted, like a cup of coffee or chocolate. I need the reminder to become ungrateful. I am not always consistent, especially when I am busy, but when I remember, I write at least five things for five days.

When we take the time to write about the things we're thankful for, our outlook on life can change for the better. By concentrating on the positive aspects and recognizing the beautiful things that have happened to us, we can experience gratitude. Practicing gratitude has been shown to positively impact our physical, spiritual, and mental health and help us develop stronger relationships and achieve tremendous success in our careers. Writing down our appreciation for what we have can help us maintain a more joyful and contented life.

Sometimes, it's challenging to remember all the things we should be thankful for. We can get so caught up in our daily routines that we forget to appreciate what we already have. A helpful practice is writing down three things we are grateful for daily. This exercise can help refocus our thoughts and remind us of the blessings in our lives. Anyone can practice this simple exercise, regardless of age or stage in life.

Expressing gratitude can help us cope with difficult times and notice small blessings more often. Taking time to appreciate the people we love, the opportunities around us, or even our successes can improve our outlook on life and give us strength and courage to face any challenges that come our way. Gratitude is a practice that can bring happiness and contentment.

It is important to remember that cultivating gratitude does not have to be time-consuming or elaborate. We can recognize and appreciate small moments in our lives, like when a friend offers their support, or we get some much-needed rest. Even something as simple as taking a few deep breaths to pause and appreciate what we do can reset our perspective and help us experience gratitude.

Today, make it a priority to jot down five things you feel grateful for and explain why they are essential. Discuss how this practice positively impacts your day.

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