In all things we should give thanks.  Yes in even the difficult things because I have learned that the harder the hurt the more serious the lesson for soul growth.

How can you learn how to be more grateful in your life?  One thing that really worked for me was starting a gratitude journal.  I started writing down at least 3 things I was grateful for each day but started seeing that my list was growing each day.  You can easily start off that you are alive today,  and you have air to breathe.

I found that I was so thankful for so many things that I just didn’t think about until I really took the time to look at them.  I could see how blessed I was each day.  It made me feel happier, lighter, cared for, and thankful.

Why not try to keep a gratitude journal for yourself?  Blessings definitely come from a heart that is grateful and thankful.  It has been really neat for me to go back and see all of the things I wrote down in my gratitude journal from years past.

Another way to be grateful is to be mindful of the things going on around you.  When you walk outside are you grateful for the plants, trees, grass, soil,  or the sunlight that shines on you?  We take so many things for granted.  When you are mindful of the food you are eating are you also thankful of the plants and animals that gave you that food that nourishes your body?  When I take the time to really be in the moment and be aware of what I am doing I find that I have more gratitude because my mind is not running through so many different things.

Try starting a gratitude journal if you do not already have one.  Experience what is feel like to really feel grateful for all of your blessings – no matter how big or small.  Be in the moment.  EnJOY life!

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