This week’s challenge- be grateful!

To practice gratitude is something that we all should do. I have started to write down 3 things every morning that I’m grateful for using 3 Good Things. Happiness is also something that we all strive towards- right? What then is the secret to this? Money, health, great family, amazing friends, supportive partner, successful children, well trained pets, own your home, live in a secure area, love your job? The list goes on… I am starting to think that there is no secret though… Having stumbled across this Ted talk: Want to be happy- be grateful it makes me realise what a powerful word gratefulness truly is. And also how powerful the feeling of being grateful really is. I love the idea of tagging things in the home that we take for granted such as the tap. Not everyone has this feature in their home.

I’ve talked prior about how I see the world and everything in it developing in cycles. I think all this meditation, yoga and mindset is something that is in a growth stage. If you look at the product life cycle, we have:

  • Development or research
  • Growth stage
  • Maturity stage
  • Decline stage

We are where this kind of thinking is becoming more mainstream and gaining more and more acceptance. More and more of us are practicing this. Some of us have perhaps always done it?

This week, I challenge you and recommend you to write down 3 things every day that you are grateful for. Nothing complicated, simple things such as where you live, the weather, positive things about yourself, your health, that you make someone happy in your life, the air, water and so on…

I also think it’s important to think about the here and the now and how you can truly make a difference. In your life and for people around you. Try it! Accept this challenge and let me know how you get on- it’s a challenge for 7 days that might make you think slightly different. You have nothing to lose! I truly recommend: every day, write down 3 things that you are grateful for!

Published by livelivingnow

Convinced it’s the small things in life that we need to focus on to ensure we live a happy life. Love sharing experiences and recommendations and starting to understand that positivity is very contagious!

16 thoughts on “This week’s challenge- be grateful!

  1. I agree with you! I have started keeping a ‘gratitude’ journal which I write in most evenings, and it really helps me to focus on the many lovely things – conversations, aspects of nature, interesting ideas etc that have happened in the day. It’s amazing how many there are 🙂

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      1. Yes it is a simple thing to do and quite easy once you get into it. I thought after doing it so many months, I would stop. But no, I have kept at it. 🙂

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  2. Brilliant! Today I’m grateful for…
    1) Guilt-free sleep in Sundays.
    2) Gorgeous weather for the NYC marathon. I’m not running, obviously, but I like to stand along the sidelines for hours and cheer on the marathoners as they go by.
    3) You, Emma; for your wonderful recommendations and challenges.

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    1. I agree with you regarding the 1)… that is quite amazing. And yes it’s the NYC marathon today. I hope all the runners have a fantastic day! Ah and thank you… that is such an amazingly nice comment to receive… truly, truly… you’ve made my day! I wish you a splendid day watching the runners today ❤️😌🙏🏻

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  3. I kept a gratitude journal for many months to help my depression, but now my mood is better I just feel naturally grateful about so many things without a need to make notes. Whether this is because of consciously practicing gratitude or just because my sunny optimistic side has been revealed… who knows?!

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    1. I have to admit that I am doing this on and off. Right now, I know I need to remind myself about the many things in my life that I am grateful for. I also believe that consciously doing this can train your brain to focus on the good in your life. I’m so happy it has helped you through difficult times. Thank you for sharing and for your comment 🙏🏻😌

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    1. Good question- honestly I don’t think that anything can replace writing in a book or a note book. Just as reading and holding a proper book- the sensation- even the smell… right now I guess I’m retorting to modern life shortcuts which is why I use 3 Good Things on my iPhone. Thank you so much for your comment. 🙏🏻😌

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  4. I’m totally with you on this. Being thankful is certainly the way to go. I find it to be a snowball effect. Once you accept the mindset of being thankful it seems like I find more and more things to be thankful for. Great reminder!👍🏾🙂

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