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The Power of Gratitude

4 Ways to Develop an Attitude of Gratitude

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There is an old song that goes: "When I'm worried and I can't sleep, I count my blessings instead of sheep, and I fall asleep counting my blessings."

I have been practicing this for years and it is a fine way to end even a bad day!

As you say, LIFE IS GOOD! Report
This is a marvelous article that I am going to recommend to the Dealing with Depression team and the Positive Mental Health teams. Report
I had to stop working two years ago, which was devastating. What helped me through the process, was my wonderful partner in life, who reminded me constantly of how grateful he was to have me in his life! I counted my blessings and continued to do so... today, I am happier than ever!
Thanks for a great article! Report
it can be difficult sometime finding something good in a day.. i will have to start with a journal and see if i can find anything to write down. Report
Wonderful article! I like the idea of a gratitude journal...something I think I'm going to start doing. I also like the idea of each member of the family sharing each day something that happened that they are grateful for...a nice way to start a meal together and to provide conversation. Report
ANNIEJEFFERY
There are so many things to have gratitude for, such as every member of your family and every friend that is alive and healthy today. I lost my husband to brain cancer so I no longer have the joy of being with him day to day, so now I look at my family and cherish every minute of being with them, I find peace in a sunset or sunrise, a family dog, a bird that lands on my feeder, the feel of a cool breeze on a warm day, and the list goes on. Cherish what you have today! Report
Gratitude and reframing - realizing the half full glass is actually completely full. The empty space which fills up half the glass is all there for a reason too. A beautifully written article, thank you. Report
Gratitude is a wonderful, positive force. Report
ANITAGOODLUCK
Thank you for the excellent article. And it was so well written, too. This really coincides with what I am working on right now. I grew up with so much negativity I am having to learn how to focus on the good. I believe focusing on the bad can make us sick and make our loved ones around us sick as well - that is motivatuion enough for me to get my positive act together. Sometimes I don't think we realize how our unhappiness hurts and affects others. Report
JANFOY
Thanks for this article. I need to have more gratitude. I'm not working and am on SSDI but have fairly good health i guess. I'd like to find something i can do at home. THanks again for writing about gratitude. Report

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