9 Ways to Learn Gratitude

Did you know that we can learn to be more grateful? And it's something that improves our overall well-being.

Some people are naturally grateful. But most of us need to work on developing a "gratitude attitude." 

So here are a few tips:

1. Keep a gratitude journal, recording your blessings.
See: Do You Have a Happiness Diary? 

2. At suppertime, have your family members share good things from their day (Philippians 4:8).

3. When you pray include lots of thanksgiving, not just petitions.
See: Thankfulness - An Important Aspect of Prayer.

4. Post sticky notes on your mirror, fridge, or desk with Scriptures about gratitude. For example: Psalm 34:1, Ephesians 5:19-20, and 1 Thessalonians 5:18.
See: 3 Ways to Focus on Jesus When You're Busy.

5. Memorize these Scriptures and teach them to your children.
See Bible Vitamins.

6. Think about things we take for granted, things that much of the world does without: hot water, safety, reliable transportation, good shoes, a full pantry, etc.
See: Contentment Comes from Proper Perspective.

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 it's God's will: "Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus." 1 Thessalonians 5:18

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Let these other 1-minute devotions about gratitude inspire you:
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3 Ways to Keep Your Perspective During Difficulties


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6 comments:

  1. Good stuff ... substantial, yet oh-so-practical!

    Linda

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  2. Great tips and needed reminders!

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  3. Ewe... good stuff.
    I like #6 & #7

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  4. Very good tips. I tried keeping a journal but it was hard to remember everything I was thankful for in a day :)

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  5. Love the suggestion about subtraction, not addition. Sometimes, we forget. Thanks for the list!

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  6. Thank you for linking up several of your posts over at WholeHearted Home. I always look forward to finding your daily email in my inbox and heading over to read it when I find a minute (pun intended.)

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