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My go-to gratitude practice is holding silence for a brief moment once my partner and I have sat down for dinner - a moment to just give quiet thanks for the meal, my partner's love and presence, my own gifts and strengths, the safe place I live in, my breath, and so on and so on.

What are your favourite gratitude practices?

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My favorite gratitude practice is to that the universe and all powers that make my journey possible in the morning as I wake up and in the evening as I go to sleep.  I also do gratitude journaling at times.  

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I like to remember the kindness of others as part of a meditation before I go to sleep

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first of all it was gratitude journal, but I wasn't able to cultivate any power to it anymore.

then I've discovered Morning power questions by Tony Robbins, they are easy to do anywhere.

What are you grateful for ?

what are you happy about ?

what are you committed to ?

what are you excited for ?

what are you enjoying most in your life ?

who do you love ? who loves you ?

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10 hours ago, Ali Zien said:

then I've discovered Morning power questions by Tony Robbins, they are easy to do anywhere.

What are you grateful for ?

what are you happy about ?

what are you committed to ?

what are you excited for ?

what are you enjoying most in your life ?

who do you love ? who loves you ?

Hi @Ali Zien, These are great questions. I really appreciate Tony Robbins. I have followed his Personal Power program in the past and like his approaches. Many thanks for sharing this. 

Regards,

Gene

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I like to make gratitude lists in my journal, particularly when I'm feeling down. I've found it's nearly impossible to be in a bad mood and be grateful at the same time. For some reason, every morning when I take a shower, which is sometimes a chore because I like to take my time reading, writing, drinking coffee and lounging around in the morning, I focus on being grateful for having hot, running water.  Such a simple thing that we take for granted, yet something that many, many people do not have. It helps me start the day in a positive and thankful mood. I also focus on all of the wonderful people in my life who love and support me. I am also grateful for all of you and this community🙂

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2 minutes ago, Jo L said:

I like to make gratitude lists in my journal, particularly when I'm feeling down. I've found it's nearly impossible to be in a bad mood and be grateful at the same time. For some reason, every morning when I take a shower, which is sometimes a chore because I like to take my time reading, writing, drinking coffee and lounging around in the morning, I focus on being grateful for having hot, running water.  Such a simple thing that we take for granted, yet something that many, many people do not have. It helps me start the day in a positive and thankful mood. I also focus on all of the wonderful people in my life who love and support me. I am also grateful for all of you and this community🙂

Another thing I find myself extremely grateful for is a good book that I get absorbed in. If I read a well-composed sentence it actually makes me giddy. I will highlight it and read it over and over. I know, kind of weird. When I finish this kind of book I actually grieve, until I remember that there are endless books to discover. Another thing I am grateful for is yoga (which saved my life) and meditation.

One more thing- a quality I like best about myself and am grateful for- is my insatiable curiosity about people, and my non-judgement, compassion and empathy. I say hello to everyone I pass, including homeless people, because I don't think that they are any worthy than any other individual.  It seems to me that since the digital age, most people communicate via electronic means, and no longer greet each other personally. I am so happy and grateful when I can inspire a smile in someone, help people find the good in themselves, or offer them a new perspective. This is why I chose to be a psychologist, and why I am now pursuing teaching mindfulness and yoga. 

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8 minutes ago, Jo L said:

For some reason, every morning when I take a shower, which is sometimes a chore because I like to take my time reading, writing, drinking coffee and lounging around in the morning, I focus on being grateful for having hot, running water.

I can completely relate to this. Hot showers are one of the conveniences of modern life that I often reflect on. This is truly such a blessing, especially in cold countries and seasons.

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I'm glad you can relate! I remember my grandfather talking about having no electricity and using an outhouse! We really take a lot for granted! Although I'm not sure all the digital media is a good thing or bad- depends on how it is utilized.

On 12/24/2019 at 1:05 PM, Paige PIlege said:

My favorite gratitude practice is to that the universe and all powers that make my journey possible in the morning as I wake up and in the evening as I go to sleep.  I also do gratitude journaling at times.  

That's lovely and very thoughtful!

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47 minutes ago, Jo L said:

Another thing I find myself extremely grateful for is a good book that I get absorbed in. If I read a well-composed sentence it actually makes me giddy. I will highlight it and read it over and over. I know, kind of weird.

Hi @Jo L, I must be weired as well because I do exactly the same thing!!😁

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On 5/23/2020 at 8:45 AM, Jo L said:

I'm glad you can relate! I remember my grandfather talking about having no electricity and using an outhouse! We really take a lot for granted! Although I'm not sure all the digital media is a good thing or bad- depends on how it is utilized.

That's lovely and very thoughtful!

Thank you.  

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