What are you grateful for today that occurred in the last 24 hours?
What we focus on changes how we feel. Let’s take our practices of being grateful to a deeper level by being more specific and intentional.
In order for the practice of gratitude to be most effective we must narrow our focus to the last 24 hours. This way, we can move past being grateful for the more generic things (ex. family, health, home, friends etc.) and instead really notice our blessings.
This practice does not have to be complicated. In my “Five Minute Journal,” I write in the morning three things I’m grateful for that happened the day before and in the evening, I end the day celebrating 🥳 three amazing things that happened that day.
Don’t have a journal you love? Grab a blank spiral notebook until you find one. Don’t worry if you miss a day.
I also try to teach my kids this practice by asking them to tell me three things that they are grateful for each day. Whether it’s right before bed or when we’re driving in the car, this trains them to practice gratitude and focus on the good things in their lives because the hard things can take over too easily.
Maybe today if you’re feeling discouraged and like nothing is going your way by counting your blessing that may have gone unnoticed, you can overcome feeling discontent and longing for maybe the life someone else has.
I’d love to know something on your gratitude list today in the comments below!