Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing
that comes to you,
and to give thanks continuously.
And because all things have contributed
to your advancement,
you should include all things in your gratitude.
Affirmation: Gratitude comes easily to me.
I am thankful for so many things. My life overflows with abundance. I see it every time I look around. In my family, career, and social lives, I am richly and truly blessed. For all these things and more, gratitude comes easily to me.
My career is on the right path for me, and I am thankful for it. Whether this path is the same as the job through which I make my living, or is another one entirely, I feel blessed to have a calling in and on life. Gratitude is my natural response to this.
The gifts I have to share with the world are valuable and valued, and I am thankful for them. Some are innate. Others, I develop. All of them are worth having, and I count myself lucky to have them all.
If I ever notice myself feeling a lack of gratitude, I take a few deep breaths and look around. What do I see that is good?
Small things remind me to be grateful, from my partner’s hand on my shoulder to a day with perfect weather. I would not want to miss any of them!
Of course, I desire things. This is natural for us humans. However, I know that these desires are just that: wants, rather than anything that indicates true lack in my life. All of my needs are met, as well as many of my desires. New wants just give me opportunities to remember how much I already have!
Today, I am thankful for all parts of my life.
From the gifts I receive to those I have to give, every aspect of my world brings me joy.
Each and every day, I cultivate gratitude for my many blessings.
Homework/ Self-Reflective Questions/ Journal Prompts:
1. Which parts of my life am I most thankful for?
2. Which parts could I stand to appreciate more?
3. How do I benefit from cultivating gratitude?