We have 24-hours available to us in a day. Of course, we need to get adequate rest, so assuming 8-hours of sleep, that leaves us a full 16-hours available to us to live our day.
Whatever the remaining time you have in a day, how much of that time is devoted to expressing gratitude?
How many times do you say thank you and acknowledge all the blessings you have received?
I confess I had not made a conscious effort to make gratitude a part of my day until about 3-years ago. Now I use an app called the 5-Minute Journal which as its name implies only takes about a few minutes to record 3 or more things to be grateful for in your day.
Expressing gratitude has been shown to have many benefits, from helping people be more prosperous to being more resilient to disease and other challenges. If you are interested in additional information, the New York Times has an excellent article from a few years back detailing the many benefits of practicing gratitude.
Five minutes is about %0.5 of 16-hours.
Imagine how we might feel if we practiced gratitude for more of our day.
To help further cultivate an attitude of gratitude I have created a 10-Day, Thankfulness Tune-Up challenge. During this Tune-Up we will focus on a particular aspect of life to focus our gratitude on. We will also have a Facebook group to share our experience.
Please sign-up here to receive the emails as well as information about the Facebook Group.