How Do I Live With Gratitude?

What are some other ways to live a life of gratitude? I mentioned yesterday being appreciative of some simple things we often take for granted. Today I will be more specific.

  1. Be grateful each day that you are healthy. If your health is a challenge at the moment, be grateful that you are able to recognize that things can be improved and that you are able to take steps to make that improvement
  2. Be grateful for your family and friends. Even if you are not in a relationship or don’t have a family recognize that it is within your power to brighten someone else’s day. Become a volunteer, help an elderly relative, be a cheery person to be around
  3. Be grateful for your job, even if it is not what you really want to do – you are able to work – there are many that are unable due to illness or disability. If you currently don’t have a job, be grateful you have the ability to search for a job.
  4. Be grateful for the food we have and the clean water we can drink. There are many people in the world that have neither
  5. Be grateful for those little annoyances that we all go through at sometime. It helps you really appreciate the good times. You can’t have the good without the bad – they are two sides of the same coin.
  6. Be grateful that you are able to read and understand what is written

AND last but not least be grateful that you can experience all the emotions that you possibly can. Without the sadness, pain, joy, laughter, love and disappointments which we all can feel at one time we would not be able to say, feel and believe: “I am grateful for being human – I am grateful to be alive.”

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24 Responses to How Do I Live With Gratitude?

  1. Robyn says:

    I love this one. Sometimes I think we forget how lucky and blessed we truly are. Sometimes we can get caught up in life’s little “dramas” and fail to put the reality of that into it’s true perspective. I love being grateful and happy for my life, rather than unhappy, angry and depressed because life doesn’t sometimes go the way I expected. Being grateful is such a better, happier and calmer place to be!

  2. Brenda says:

    Sometimes people let their life’s “little dramas” become all they focus on, and before long there are more and more dramas in their lives as that is all they focus on. To be grateful and happy for your life, as you are Robyn, is truly the best blessing you can have in your life.

  3. Fred says:

    This is my very first comment on your site. I have been reading your posts for a while and just wanted you to know how much I enjoy reading them.

  4. grant says:

    My friend recommended this site. Keep up the fantastic work! Sometimes you need a reminder about what is important. Thank you

  5. Brenda says:

    Thank you Grant and Fred. I am happy you enjoy reading my posts as much as I enjoy writing them

  6. Lizbeth says:

    Hello – excellent post. I really enjoyed reading this post and the others on this site. Thanks

  7. Shaun says:

    Gratitude is sometimes a very difficult thing to have when you are consumed with things you want. It is good to take stock of what you do have in your life rather than the things you are yearning for.

  8. Alex says:

    Hey thank you for this article. It really made me think. Keep it up

  9. Chase says:

    Living with gratitude – I had forgotten this. My parents used to tell me this, and I somehow forgot. A good reminder

  10. Sandra says:

    Hello. I would like to express MY gratitude to you for writing this article. It was just what I needed to hear today. Thank you

  11. Julie says:

    Gratitude is sometimes hard to express, but i an inwardly thankful for some of the people in my life

  12. Ross S says:

    Hey guys – I try and live each day with gratitude – some days are easy – some days not so. At least I try and it has made my life so much better 🙂

  13. Chad says:

    This is very useful information and should be read by many more people. I have directed my friends to your site also. Keep up the great work

  14. Tina says:

    This is something that I do everyday. After i wake up and before I go to bed, i am thankful for the people I have in my life and my ability to do the things I can. I am not able to get around as well as I used to, but I have so many blessings.

    i think too many people focus on what they can’t do, rather than what they can

  15. Kyle says:

    Anyone can live with gratitude. It is a conscious decision. Once you start then you will find it very easy.

  16. Lacy says:

    I agree with Kyle. Being aware to be grateful for all we have in our lives rather than what we don’t have is the best way to live

  17. Thank you all for your comments. They are greatly appreciated

  18. Brandee says:

    Sometimes it is hard to be grateful for what life has given me. It’s not always good.

    • Living with gratitude isn’t necessarily easy Brandee. We all have challenges along the way, but if you look for your shining lights rather than focusing on the darkness, it will become easier for you. Take care

  19. Antonio says:

    I agree. Thank you Mind recipes for providing me with motivation and inspiration

  20. Jermaine says:

    I would like to express my gratitude to Mind Recipes. Thank you

  21. Tory says:

    I was fed up with the life I was leading until a few years ago when I learned to focus on good stuff. It took me a while to understand this, but the more I opened my eye, the more good stuff appeared. i am very grateful I learned this

  22. Peta says:

    I am thankful and grateful that I found Mind Recipes

  23. Ian says:

    Simple steps to follow – thank you

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