WeShare in Gratitude:
10 Ways to be More Grateful
November is the official month of gratitude! Give back to yourself and those around you by holding gratitude in your heart all month long…
Read on for 10 ways to add gratitude to your daily schedule!
Thoughtful Words on Gratitude
From this week’s #MentalHealthMonday
“Research has shown that that practicing gratitude regularly increases mental strength and fosters resilience.
- Improves psychological health by effectively increasing happiness and reducing depression.
- Helps with confidence and self-esteem.
Grateful people are more likely to take care of their physical health.”
Thanks Brittney Moses for getting us started with those thoughtful words on gratitude!
God asks us to use gratitude to grow in our faith!
What does God teach us about gratitude?
3 Uplifting Bible Verses on Gratitude:
1. Colossians 3:15
“Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.”
2. Philippians 4:6 – 7
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”
3. 1 Thessalonians 5:16 – 18
“Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”
Here are 10 ways to add gratitude to your daily schedule:
1. Keep a gratitude journal
Take a few moments every day, whether that’s in the morning or before bed, to write down at least three good things from your day, or previous day, that you are thankful for.
2. Perform random acts of kindness
Helping others in-need can really touch one’s heart, bringing a grateful heart.
3. Say ‘Thank you,’ more frequently
It’s easy to be upset with others for what they don’t do, but instead, lead with a thankful heart first.
4. Don’t know where to start? Focus on your senses
Having gratitude for the little things is as easy as smelling, hearing, feeling, and being with your surroundings. Find peace and joy in the bumble bee buzz, the soft feel of morning dew on grass, or the sweet fragrance of flowers in the air… God wants us to love the nature He created around us!
5. Make a gratitude jar
Get your whole family involved by keeping a family gratitude jar. Everyone writes down at least one reason they are grateful, then review as a family at the end of the week.
6. Welcome in changes like seasons
Oftentimes, we decorate and bring excitement to holidays and the changing seasons. Make sure to also be grateful for the change in your own life, knowing that too has seasons, some happy, some not so much.
7. Pray More
Find quiet time to be grateful and thankful for both the good and the bad that happens in your life. Pray and reflect on your troubles to work through them.
8. K.I.S.S. Gratitude
Keep it simple silly, as we all know, but this can also be a great way to think on gratitude. Don’t let the uncertainty in your mind keep you from recognizing the small and simple in your life.
9. Health is Wealth
Think on ways you can appreciate the health that you have. There are many out there that do not have good health, and it’s better to come from a place of appreciation.
10. Call your family for weekly check-ins
Keep you, and your family, accountable with a heart of gratitude by calling on a weekly basis to catch-up on your five favorite gratitude moments from the week!
Gratitude starts with you, comes from you, and is contagious, just as is a smile!
Showing gratitude, love, and community with our Partners and Ambassadors, next week!
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