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Top 10 Ways Gratitude Enhances Your Life

Abundance surrounds you in many ways. Regardless of where you currently are in life, there are many things deserving of the expression of gratitude. What are you thankful for? Take a moment to ponder them. 


Consider the ways that having gratitude makes your life better: 


 1. You’ll be more enthusiastic. Research shows that when subjects recorded what they were thankful for in a journal on a regular basis, they reported having a larger sense of enthusiasm for their life than those who didn’t write about their gratitude. Acknowledge your gratitude. You’ll be glad you did! 


2.  You’ll feel more determined to achieve your goals. When you take notice of the good things you have, you’re more likely to put your nose to the grindstone and keep working for whatever else you desire. 


3.  Your level of optimism will soar. According to several studies, those who documented what they were thankful for were much more positive about how their life was going and how it would proceed. Being optimistic will fuel your passion to construct the life you deserve.

4. Energy levels increase. If you have gratitude, you’ll have more energy to create the life you desire. Being aware of what you’re thankful for galvanizes your efforts to discover all that your life can be. 


5.  You’ll pay more attention. Being thankful ensures you’ll be more alert and aware of how your life is going, what you’re doing, and how you can continue to build the life you seek. 


6. Levels of stress drop. As you live a life of gratitude, things that used to stress you out will lose their power. Instead, you’ll be entrenched in the wonderful world you’re living in. 


7.  You’ll feel more content with life. Those who consciously have gratitude experience reduced levels of depression.

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8. You’ll exercise more. Those who show a sense of thankfulness had higher reports of exercising more than those who weren’t keeping a gratitude journal. 


9.  Providing aid to others will come easier to you. When you notice all the positive things surrounding you, you’ll reach out to help others more often. When your soul is flooded with light and positivity, you’ll feel more like being there for others. 


10.  You’ll discover the life you truly want. As unusual as it may sound, the research about gratitude indicates that those who have thankfulness in their hearts are more likely to achieve their goals. As your thankfulness grows, your dream life is built.


Open your eyes to the bounties that grace your world. When you do, you’ll live a more fulfilling life. Allow yourself to feel passion about the color of the fall leaves, the peacefulness of the snow falling, or the beauty of the blue sky. Notice the feel of a warm coat against your skin or the love in your child’s hug. Maybe you’re even grateful for that first cup of morning coffee.
Get started today on your own gratitude journal. Write about everything that you’re grateful for. As you begin to give thanks, you’ll find your dreams coming true. 


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11 thoughts on “Top 10 Ways Gratitude Enhances Your Life

  1. Very nice post, thanks for sharing! I always try to find the positive or the silver lining in everything, even on bad days, because like you state above–it makes you feel better!!

  2. I love the positivity in this post! I absolutely feel the same way about gratitude and feel I’m normally an optimistic person. I also feel I’m sensitive to those that tend to be more negative (especially with the pandemic limitations). Thanks so much for this insight.

  3. Love this! I feel like I’m not usually a very optimistic or enthusiastic person so perhaps I should be practicing gratitude more. I’d also love to be able to help others more! Thanks for sharing.

  4. Great post, gratitude is so important. I practice it every day and have done it for the past few years; it really does give you a different outlook on life. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Gratitude is an amazing practice that helps round out my life. I love that you share some pretty and refillable journals as a place and way to document the things we are grateful for. 🙂

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