Reason #1:

Gratitude helps you shift your focus

One of my favorite things to remind myself and others about is that we become what we think about most of the time. We create our own reality through our thoughts. This has been said by many people in many different ways.

When we think about how blessed we are in our lives, we find more things to be grateful for and more blessings naturally begin to show up in our lives. When we focus on what we’re missing or what we don’t have, everything seems to be against us even if we are more blessed than the majority of the world’s population.

Practicing gratitude breathes positivity into your everyday life. You suddenly focus on the good things about your spouse and children. You notice the good moments at work. You’re grateful for a job. You bring more joy to others through your attitude.

Recognizing your blessings moves you from a mindset of lack to a mindset of beauty and abundance.

Practical everyday gratitude: Every time you use the bathroom, think of one positive thing you are grateful for!