Find Time for Gratitude-5 Tips

Find Time for GratitudeIn The Finding Time E-zine I’ve been exploring the ways that gratitude enlarges and enhances our lives.  In yesterday’s edition, I shared 5 tips and insights that highlight the importance of gratitude for creating and nurturing meaning every single day.

I wanted to share those thoughts here as they are so key!

5 Gratitude Tips

1.  Be your gratitude.

Gratitude is about the totality of your life and how you view the world. It is a specific lens through which you make meaning, and it enables you to appreciate the opportunities that you have been given.

2.  As you appreciate yourself, so can you appreciate others.

You are the base on your life. And you can only give what you have. Imagine a well full of water. It is easy to draw from that source. Now imagine a dry well. It has no water; therefore, it cannot give any water. So allow time in your day to acknowledge your humanity, and warmly validate your efforts to care for yourself and for others. Deep inside, always listen to the messages you give yourself.

3.  Let others know that you appreciate them.

Acknowledging others is a concrete way to let them know that you truly see them – AND that you open-handedly appreciate what they have done. Make sure your validations are specific. For example, “Thanks for reviewing my report.  Your feedback was very helpful, and I appreciate the time that you took.”

4.  Like attracts like.

This is a fundamental principal of the Law of Attraction.  You receive back what you put out. If you are negative and critical, then that energy enters the universe and attracts more of the same back to you. And by the same token, if you are grateful and loving, then the universe sends gratitude and love back to you. Your conscious efforts to cultivate gratitude prepare the ground for life’s gifts to take root.

5.  Gratitude is an antidote to fear and self-criticism.

It is virtually impossible to be grateful and afraid, or grateful and self-critical, at the same time. When you experience gratitude, you experience a sense of satisfaction, of wholeness and of completion.

What role does gratitude play in your life?  I’d love to hear from you!

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