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So here's a few tips:
1. Keep a gratitude journal.
2. At suppertime, have your family members share good things from their day.
3. After work or before bedtime, unwind by focusing on good things in your life.
4. Hang sticky notes everywhere as reminders of your blessings.
5. Make a gratitude "chart" for your kids to fill in each day.
6. Concentrate on "subtraction, not addition"*: think about what you'd miss without your present blessings instead of thinking how your life could be better.
7. Take time to savor things as they happen as well as remembering them later.
8. When you count your blessings, be specific and detailed. It's more beneficial than making a long list of generalizations.
9. Remember the reason: "give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus." (1 Thessalonians 5:18)
* Some material in this post came from "2 Little Words" by Janice Kaplan, Good Housekeeping, February 2013, Page 93-98
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