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When the little (and big!) stresses of everyday life start to come at me, it is easy to lose sight of one important fact;
I have so much to be grateful for.
I have been cultivating gratitude in my own life for the past two years and I aim to continue to do so throughout 2013.
It is such a simple practice and it really makes such a difference; to my mood, my outlook, my life.
It can be as simple as acknowledging your gratitude internally.
Just appreciating a moment, a sight, a person.
Taking a second just to be thankful for them in your heart.
Or you can express your gratitude externally;
A personal notebook to jot down all you are grateful for.
A thank you note to someone you appreciate.
A tweet, a status update on Facebook, a blog post.
Tell someone in person how grateful you are that they are in your life.
Share your gratitude and watch all that you have to be grateful for, grow.
It’s a special kind of magic.
Join in with other grateful people.
Watch the gratitude spread thoughout your life, throughout the universe.
Feel it growing in your heart, making your eyes shine, making your world shine.
And be grateful.
Are you a believer in gratitude? How do you cultivate gratitude in your life?
For ideas on finding gratitude online see my next post here.
For a lovely community of gratitude seekers and sharers click here.