Celebrate World Gratitude Day Today!
Here are some suggestions to make the most of World Gratitude Day:
Take a moment to appreciate your family. Today, take a moment to pause and give thanks to your family members for all the good they bring into your life. Tell your siblings how much you appreciate the support they give you. Tell your spouse how it feels to be connected and loved. Tell your kids how proud you are of them.
Appreciate the positives of being connected. Social media has been a point of discussion as we learn how to treat and communicate with each other online. We focus on the negatives; online bullying, sharing too much information, venting about your terrible neighbor. Instead, choose to have your social media forum be a voice of positivity. Compliment others, share links for local businesses that really go the extra mile, post pictures of nature, and make the choice to send out a positive vibe.
Be thankful for your community. Make it a point to say a heartfelt 'thank you' to those who make a difference in your community. This could be the server at your local restaurant, the firemen, the policemen, the garbage man, or the bus driver. Give thanks to the people who perform duties that keep us safe and make our lives easier.
Practice internal gratitude. Let yourself look at your life with understanding and loving eyes. Stop beating yourself up - and give thanks for each breath and each heartbeat. Love yourself for your imperfections.
Give yourself a gratitude makeover. You don't have to wait another year to celebrate World Gratitude Day again. Make this a daily practice in your life. Buy a gratitude journal. Begin and end each day with a deep cleansing breath. Share one thing you're grateful for with your family before dinner. Find whatever works for you!