Thankful Thursday

Make Gratitude a Habit!

Hansen Creek Loop Trail, Little Saint Helens, Washington, USA

I am grateful for the Washington trails, and the peace and serenity of nature!

7 Habits to Become a More Grateful Person

  • Send One Thank You Letter Each Week
    • Write a thank you note to a friend or co-worker who was extra helpful last week.
  • Write in a Daily Gratitude Journal
    • Write at least 3 things you are grateful for each day – Simple things!
  • Establish a Gratitude Ritual
    • Express gratitude during dinner each evening.
    • Identify 3 things you are grateful each night as you slip into bed.
  • Start a Gratitude Bulletin Board
    • Post pictures and notecards to represent things you are grateful for each day.
  • Create a Gratitude Jar
    • Each day write 1 thing you are grateful for and drop it inside the jar. 
    • Open your jar and read all your notes one year from today.
  • Use Social Media to Share Your Gratitude
    • Start a gratitude movement by expressing appreciation on Facebook or Twitter.
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Research has tied gratitude to the following health and wellbeing benefits:

  • Better Relationships
  • Improved Mental Health
  • Better Physical Health
  • Decreased Stress
  • Increased Energy
  • Exceptional Mental Strength





Morin, A. (2016). 7 simple ways to become a more grateful person. Psychology Today. doi: Accessed on November 9, 2019

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