Nature is a major doorway to appreciation. The unarguable beauty and power encountered in natural places inspires a young child’s appreciation. The song of a bird, wind rustling the grass, a butterfly, all are beautiful & awe-inspiring… Let your child experience the wonders of nature through their senses. They will see your obvious pleasure and join you in your appreciation. Share what you’ve experienced later by reviewing the experience. Let your child experience the wonders of nature through their senses then discuss what they appreciated. Read more →
Keeping a gratitude journal can be powerful stuff but like so many things in life, it is so easy to find a reason not do it.
What are your reasons? Are you too busy? Do you have “writer’s block”? Not sure where to begin? Can’t figure out what to be grateful for?
What usually stops us from doing these types of exercises is often caused by the fact that we just can’t see how this will help us. Keeping a gratitude journal won’t help pay your power bill or put food on the table but what it WILL do is help to shift your focus away from scarcity and worry and instead help to create a focus on gratefulness. Hopefully after keeping a journal for awhile, you’ll begin to see the large amount of abundance that you already have in your life. Read more →
The cornucopia is a symbol of abundance and endless supply. When focusing on what we have rather than what we don’t have, a feeling of joy, fullness, and aliveness emerges. When we are grateful, fear disappears and abundance appears. With gratitude we feel confident and energetic. Research shows that we are more enjoyable to be around. Read more →
Most of us have heard the phrase, “Attitude of Gratitude.” Gratitude is an attitude but is much, much more. It is also an emotion, a mood, a habit, a virtue, a personality trait and a way of life. Above all, gratitude is pleasing, feels good and motivates. When we feel grateful, we are motivated to share the goodness we have received with others. Read more →
“When I worked at a Fortune 500 company, I dealt with customers who encountered issues with our products. There was one situation where it took quite a long time for me to be able to provide a resolution for a customer. I made it a point to call him weekly whether I had any news or not just so he’d know I hadn’t forgotten about him. Read more →
Scientific proof shows that, when people engage in a regular practice of gratitude, they experience a great amount of physical, psychological, and interpersonal benefits. In some instances, people have said that their practice of gratitude led to transformative life changes. And, even more significant, friends, relatives, coworkers, and partners in the lives of those who practice gratitude reported that they seem visibly more content and more enjoyable to be around. Read more →