Living In Gratitude: Resolve To Be Grateful

Be in love with your life, every minute of it. ~Jack Keroac

Every moment of life is an adventure and the start of a new year always holds the promise of a fresh start. Many of us choose this time to ‘start over’, to make changes in our lives for the better.

For those who’ve made a New Years resolution or two, consider making a resolution to be more grateful. Nurturing one’s gratitude can provide profound and life-altering changes.

Feeling and expressing appreciation spills over into all areas of life. Read more

Living In Gratitude: 7 Questions To Ask Yourself At The End of Every Day

Our days are filled with asking questions of others: coworkers, managers, teachers, partners, children, customer service personnel but there is one person we rarely ask anything.


By asking these seven key questions, we frame our mindset with an optimistic outlook. This allows us to reflect on the day that just ended as well as set ourselves up for success tomorrow.

7 Questions To Ask Yourself At The End of Every Day


Even if we don’t realize it, we learn something new every day. By taking time to acknowledge what we’ve learned gives us a sense of accomplishment. It contributes to our wellbeing, helping us grow and change. This recognition of learning opens us up to actively seeking more knowledge. Read more

Living In Gratitude: Science Says Do These 11 Things Daily To Be Happier & More Productive

It’s a safe assumption to say that all of us want to be happy. But did you know that in addition to feeling lighthearted and content, happiness also boosts our personal productivity?

Science has proven that happy people accomplish more.

And, there are simple, scientifically proven things we can do daily to increase our happiness quotient.

1. Smile more

A genuine smile make us feel good. Smiling enhances our mood, increasing our attention and focus while reducing stress, especially during challenging times. A true smile involves our entire face, reaching and including our eyes.

Science shows smiling is beneficial:

“A new study led by a Michigan State University business scholar suggests customer-service workers who fake smile throughout the day worsen their mood and withdraw from work, affecting productivity. But workers who smile as a result of cultivating positive thoughts–such as a tropical vacation or a child’s recital–improve their mood and withdraw less.”

2. Exercise for 7 minutes

Exercise has an overwhelming impact on our happiness and well-being. Even a small, daily dose can dramatically enhance happiness. We can all find time to squeeze in 7 minutes to take a brisk walk, bust out some jumping jacks or dance to our favorite song.

Exercise can help you relax, increase your brainpower, and even improve your body image, even if you don’t lose any weight. A study in the Journal of Health Psychology found that people who exercised felt better about their bodies even when they saw no physical changes. Read more

Living In Gratitude: ‘Thank You’ Has Magic

A simple ‘thank you’ has magic…it warms the heart and creates a moment of connection and peace between two people.

Thank you.

Those two little words hold such exquisite power. Read more

5 Ways To Practice Gratitude

Just like exercising and eating right, getting into a regular habit of being grateful is a discipline but one well worth the effort. Studies show that people who show their appreciation daily are more energetic, determined, healthier and more creative as well as have better interpersonal relationships, are more optimistic and better able to handle stress and personal challenges.

Here are five ways to practice gratitude that will help strengthen your appreciation muscles.


1. Each day, write down 3 to 5 things for which you are grateful. Watch what happens to the abundance in your life. Read more

Living In Gratitude: Begin & End Each Day

Begin and end each day with a grateful heart.

Each day is a gift, something to unwrap, filled with discovery and unknown treasures. Expressing our gratitude for all of the blessings, beauty, and wonder every day offers, we invite happiness, laughter, peace, kindness, and satisfaction into our hearts and lives.

Gratitude has been proven by over 40 research studies to have long-lasting and wide-reaching impact on all aspects of life. During their extensive studies, top gratitude researchers, Dr. Robert Emmons and Sonja Lyubomirsky, have consistently shown that gratitude is essential to happiness and wellbeing. Read more

Living In Gratitude: I Am Thankful For…

I am thankful for…

Nights that turned into mornings,

Friends that tuned into family,

And dreams that turned into reality.


What are you thankful for today, in this moment?

Studies show that people who express appreciation as well as those who write down their gratitudes are more satisfied with life. They are generally happier, healthier, and have deeper, more connected relationships. Read more

Living In Gratitude: You Are Never Too Old

You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream. ~C.S. Lewis

Keep life vibrant and inspiring by exploring new things, taking new opportunities and aiming for new heights. Read more

Living In Gratitude: I Am Grateful

I am grateful for the years I’ve had, people along the way, mistakes made and opportunities taken. ~Carol Adamski

This very moment, stop and look around. Ask yourself:

What opens my heart to gratitude? Read more

Living In Gratitude: It Is Impossible To Be Grateful And Depressed

It is impossible to be grateful and depressed simultaneously.

And when we are feeling down, one of the quickest ways to boost our spirits is to reflect on what we have to be grateful for. Even when our days are darkest, there is always something we can appreciate. Really.

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