Gratitude is getting a great deal of attention as a facet of positive psychology: Studies show that we can deliberately cultivate gratitude, and can increase our well-being and happiness by doing so.
People who regularly practice gratitude by taking time to notice and reflect upon the things they’re thankful for experience more positive emotions, feel more alive, sleep better, express more compassion and kindness, and even have stronger immune systems.
Daily Gratitude Affirmations
Gratitude affirmations reminding yourself of all the wonderful things you have in your life is a great way to start your day. Repeating aloud these affirmations will result in giving you the energy you need for the day.
These affirmations of gratitude will give you courage and help you face the day and all its frustration as well as excitement about to unfold.
- I experience gratitude for everything I have in my life.
- I always receive exactly what I ask for and appreciate that.
- I am grateful for excellent health, prosperity and true love.
- My life is filled with an abundance of goodness.
- All challenges are an opportunity for growth and I am thankful for the chance to evolve.
- I am so grateful for supportive friends and a loving family.
- I appreciate everything I have in my life and always keep the door open for more blessings.
- The universe supports me and all my desires.
- I am the co-creator of my reality.
- I see the beauty in nature that surrounds me.
- I see animals as sacred and appreciate the gifts they give.
- I give thanks for the helpful spirits and ancestors that guide me in this life journey.
- I am blessed.
- I feel gratitude for the all!
Prayers of Gratitude
Prayer provides an opportunity to remind oneself of how one should be living, our responsibilities to others, our own failings, and our relative good fortune, should we have it. This is, I think, a pretty worthwhile practice and it is not something you can only do if you believe you are talking to an unseen creator. Many stoics did something similar and some forms of meditation serve the same kind of purpose. My version is simply a few minutes of quiet reflection on such matters each morning.
Often we are overwhelmed by the kindness of others, including God, and those times are some of the best to offer up a prayer of gratitude to God. However, we often forget in those moments to offer up our thankfulness to God for the blessings in our lives. Here is a simple prayer of gratitude for those moments when we have much to be thankful for:
As I express my gratitude in prayer, may it be a pleasing, joyful sound.
I am grateful for my family and friends, and opportunities and the lessons I’ve learned.
Let me never lose sight of the simple blessings that form the fabric and foundation of my life.
Thank you for love. It brings me acceptance and significance.
Thank you for truth. It brings me guidance and direction.
Thank you for mercy. It brings me help and comfort.
Thank you for faithfulness. It brings me stability and strength.
Thank you for kindness. It brings me daily provision and sustenance.
Thank you for beauty displayed in the earth. It brings me joy and delight.
Gratitude Quotes Images
Let’s show your appreciation through these inspiring gratitude quotes, sayings about gratitude. Gratitude could be thankful for someone’s help, or grateful for what you currently have.
Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough. – Oprah Winfrey
Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow. Melody Beattie
Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings. – William Arthur Ward
Gratitude is a quality similar to electricity: it must be produced and discharged and used up in order to exist at all. – William Faulkner
Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things. – Robert Brault
Gratitude helps you to grow and expand; gratitude brings joy and laughter into your life and into the lives of all those around you. Eileen Caddy
Take a moment. Take a breath. Take a look around.