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Expressing Gratitude

“Gratitude is strongly and consistently associated with greater happiness. Gratitude helps people feel more positive emotions, relish good experiences, improve their health, deal with adversity, and build strong relationships.” – Harvard Health Publishing

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10 months ago I had no idea people actually expressed their gratitude. I was talking to my aunt and she mentioned Rachel Hollis.

What were my first thoughts?

I hadn’t picked up a book in years so I wasn’t too keen on reading her book. But she did have a podcast. Her podcast was one of the first few I started to listen to. And I binged. At the time my commutes were long so it gave me plenty of time. There were plenty where rachel actually yelled at you 😂 I found myself saying okay okay fine I hear you!

She is an advocate for showing gratitude. So I thought hmm there might be something to this. While I wasn’t consistent, I started. And that’s what matters. Over the next few months, I started to see patterns of what I was grateful for. And what drained me.

I keep a gratitude journal. Do I write in it everyday? No. Because I’m human and forget. Regardless I do think of things I’m grateful for throughout the day.

I try to fill a page with things off the top of my head from the day. Some are repeated daily, and that’s fine.

What are you grateful for? How do you express it?

Gratitude can be expressed in many forms.

-gratitude journal⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀



-sending thank you notes⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

-mentally thanking others

These are not the only forms, but they may help you get started.

However you decide, try to take a moment every day to be grateful. No matter how small. It changes your world 💖

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