Gratitude Challenge

As part of my mission to make the world a better place I make a it a habit of encouraging people to express gratitude.  Expressing gratitude daily will increase your quality of life and bring you more of the things you desire.  Expressing appreciation and giving thanks for all that you have been blessed with will increase happiness and abundance.  It shifts your focus from what you may feel you’re lacking in life, strengthens your relationships and improves your health.  It makes you a more productive worker which leads to success in your job or business and it reduces stress and negativity.

Practicing gratitude can sometimes be a challenge.  So, what I do is I keep a gratitude journal where I write down everyday the things that I am grateful for. When I started doing this it was a little difficult but the more I did it, the easier it became and the feelings of gratitude just flowed to me.  Having a gratitude journal is also a great way to remind you of all your many blessings when  you’re having a bad day. It really helps to put things into perspective.

Here’s the challenge:

1.  For the next 21 days write down at least three things that you’re grateful for.

Note: the reason that the duration is 21 days is because, according to the 21 day Habit Theory, it takes 21 consecutive days of a repeated behaviour for our brains to accept new data for a change of habit or to create a habit.

2.  Share at least one thing on your gratitude list through words, pictures or videos and post them through comments to the “Gratitude Challenge” page or the “Daily Gratitude” post.

This challenge will inspire and encourage you to appreciate all those little things that are taken for granted.  It will bring a smile to your face each day and enable you to see the positive even in the most not so positive situations.  Don’t wait for something good to happen to express gratitude. Give thanks starting now and the  many reasons to be grateful will flow freely to you.

The challenge starts now 🙂

So tell me, what are you grateful for?

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The Gratitude Challenge

gratitude2In daily life we must see that it is not happiness that makes us grateful, but gratefulness that makes us happy.

Brother David Steindl-Rast

Austrian-American Author and Benedictine Monk

What are you grateful for today?

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gratitude“Let gratitude be the pillow upon which you kneel to say your nightly prayer. And let faith be the bridge you build to overcome evil and welcome good.”

Maya Angelou

What are you grateful for today?

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The Gratitude Challenge

Gratitude“Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance.”

Eckhart  Tolle

What are you grateful for today?

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The Gratitude Challenge

daily gratitude 5As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.

John F. Kennedy 

What are you grateful for today?

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dream bigDevelop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation.
Brian Tracy
What are you grateful for today?
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gratitude day 7Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.

Melody Beattie

What are you grateful for today?

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The Gratitude Challenge

Happiness“True happiness is to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future, not to amuse ourselves with either hopes or fears but to rest satisfied with what we have, which is sufficient, for he that is so wants nothing. The greatest blessings of mankind are within us and within our reach. A wise man is content with his lot, whatever it may be, without wishing for what he has not.” 

 Lucius Annaeus Seneca

What are you grateful for today?

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Feeling Good“To be grateful is to recognize the Love of God in everything He has given us – and He has given us everything. Every breath we draw is a gift of His love, every moment of existence is a grace, for it brings with it immense graces from Him. Gratitude therefore takes nothing for granted, is never unresponsive, is constantly awakening to new wonder and to praise of the goodness of God. For the grateful person knows that God is good, not by hearsay but by experience. And that is what makes all the difference.”

Thomas Merton

What are you grateful for today?

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gratitude day 10“We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.” Thornton Wilder

What are you grateful for today?
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The Gratitude Challenge

gratitude day 11“One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feelings. The curriculum is so much necessary raw material, but warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child.”

Carl Jung

This quote truly touches my heart.  I had a few teachers who truly cared and made a difference in my life. Their impact and influence is  part of the reason why I am where I am in life today.

Thank you.

What are you grateful for today?

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gratitude day12“Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.”

William Arthur Ward

What are you grateful for today?

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gratitude day13Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness  is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and  gratitude.

Denis Waitley 

What are you grateful for today?

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