3 simple ways to nurture a grateful life

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A practice of daily gratitude is a fantastic thing you can do to transform your life with more resilience and positivity. Counting your blessing every day is a proven strategy that lessens depression and brings more long term happiness. Today I want to give you three new tips that you can add to any gratitude practice that you have and take it to the next level.

These tips will help you go deeper into living a grateful life. All of these can be done as a new daily gratitude exercise or you can them just once when you feel you need a positivity boost.


Find a comfortable seat in a quiet place and close our eyes. Visualize yourself experiencing an event that you are grateful for in your life. It can be simple things like the last time you and your husband had a good laugh together.

Reconnect with the experience. What were you talking about that day? What was the thing that made you laugh? Visualize any joyful time and relive it with the power of your imagination.

Multisensory reconnections

Get your gratitude journal and write down happy memories through your five senses. Think about a day that you went to the park and the weather was ideal. Describe the grass, the weather, the sky, the birds, sounds, and smells.

Also, write about any particular thing that you enjoyed or cherished from that experience. Through your journaling, keep in mind using your five senses to enrich the experience.

Gratitude Notes

Reflect on the people in your life that have helped you and supported uniquely. Think about the people that impacted your life in a meaningful way. Make a list of people and write them a note. Thank them for their support and tell them about their positive impact on your life.

Keep this exercise simple. It is just a note. Consider writing and posting a letter, an email, or get a printed card.

One quote

“It is not joy that makes us grateful; it is gratitude that makes us joyful.”

― Brother David Steindl-Rast

One question

Which one of the tips can you see yourself doing today?

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