Gratitude is a constant attitude of thankfulness and appreciation for life as it unfolds. It is a virtue we can never have to much of and in life’s trials, we seek to understand, to accept, and to learn. Gratitude is the essence of genuine happiness.
Gratitude births only positive feelings – love, compassion, joy, and hope.
As we focus on what we are thankful for – fear, anger, and bitterness,
simply melt away, seemingly without effort.
~M. J. Ryan
“Happiness cannot be travelled to, owned,
earned, worn or consumed.
Happiness is the spiritual experience
of living every minute
with love, grace, and Gratitude.”
To speak Gratitude is courteous and pleasant,
to enact Gratitude is generous and noble,
to live Gratitude is to touch heaven.
~Johannes A. Gaertner
Practice of Gratitude Exercise (repeat as often as needed)
1. I am grateful for my life.
2. I perceive the blessings in each moment.
3. I continually express appreciation
4. I reflect on the good things of life.
5. I find value in my lessons.
6. I celebrate abundance.
7. I am happy.