Even in our worst days, we can find something to be grateful for. Studies have shown that being grateful can help people feel more positive, relish good experiences, improve their health, and build strong relationships with others.
So, how can you start a life with an attitude of gratitude? Start small, perhaps writing down three things each day that you are grateful for. If you don’t always have paper and pen handy, push the voice recorder on your phone and speak into it.
Gratefulness is a great discipline, and it will enhance your life. It’s like medicine for the heart and soul. Making this practice a daily habit will bring more happiness and contentment into your life. Your health and well-being will likely improve. Even if you’re going through hardship, you can find things to be grateful for, and practicing this will transform your life.
This message is excerpted from “An attitude of gratitude” by Lisa Plorin from the April 25, 2022, blog of the Women of the ELCA.
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