Because life has been so hard lately, it is only natural that most of us are drowning in negativity. The news, world events our personal battles all add to this potpourri of negative emotions. But often time because of all this noise we forget that we have everything we need to thrive in life. There’s a roof over our heads, there’s food on the table and we’re surrounded by people that love us. However, our antidote is gratitude. It is the act of expressing appreciation for everything we have in life

Being grateful can transform you. It can save you from the dark hole we find ourselves being sucked into and gives us a sense of purpose and happiness. Being grateful makes way for many good things in life. Some mentioned below:

  • It will boost your self-esteem.
  • Increase your happiness.
  • Allow you to sleep better at night.
  • Improve your mental health.
  • Helps one cope with life’s changes.
  • Improves both personal and romantic relationships.
  • Builds resilience when tackling challenging experiences.
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Here are a few gratitude prompts to create thankfulness in your life:

1) Something funny that you’re grateful for?

My cat—she is the funniest creature ever and everything she does make me laugh out loud.

2) Something comforting that you’re grateful for?

Food—is there anything more comforting than a good meal?

3) A memory that you’re grateful for?

My 30th birthday—an unforgettable night filled with my favourite people.

4) Something interesting that you’re grateful for?

Adventure—I recently had the opportunity to see adventure put my spirit and body to the test and I couldn’t have been more happy.

5) A challenge that you’re grateful for?

Proving that honest people are good people has always been a huge challenge because off the bat people find the truth hard to swallow.

6) Something beautiful you’re grateful for?

Animals—have you seen anything more beautiful? their colours, patterns, their souls?

7) A strength of yours that you’re grateful for?

My attention to detail—really saves me at work and even in relationships.

8) Something money can’t buy that makes you feel grateful?

My empathy—Nothing makes me happier than the fact that I am able to make people feel comforted in my presence.

9) A thing that constantly changes that you’re grateful for?

Jobs—I love the idea of changing jobs and roles, challenging myself and learning something new truly brings me joy.

10) One thing in nature that makes you feel grateful?

Water—Nothing replenishes me like water.

Wot! this exercise really put things in perspective for me and I know going forward I have so much to be happy for #Blessed. Hopefully, you too will feel the same way after too.

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What are some gratitude prompts you use to create thankfulness in your life? Let us know in the comments below.

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