Sunday, January 11, 2015

Gratitude: A Powerful Key for a Happier Life

“Gratitude always comes into play; research shows that people are happier if they are grateful for the positive things in their lives, rather than worrying about what might be missing.”
                                         ― Dan Buettner, Thrive: Finding Happiness the Blue Zones Way  

Here's my gratitude jar. Very simple...just a jelly jar and some colorful slips of paper. 

I am keeping a gratitude jar this year. And what a positive difference it is already making in how I feel about my life. Each day (or most days, anyway), I write on a slip of paper something I am especially grateful for and stick it into the jar. If I miss a day or two, I go back and write down what I was grateful for on those days. On my birthday (in June) and on December 31st, I will read through the slips of paper and celebrate all I have to be grateful for. 

Today, I feel especially grateful for my daughter's safe trip to Africa, my husband's handyman help around the house, and good health. I am blessed. And that's my Sunday Inspiration.

Take Action: Create Your Own Gratitude Jar. 

Sneak Peek at Tomorrow's Post: My First Weigh-In


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