The simple act of gratitude

The simple act of gratitude

Hey everyone! Today we’re going to be chatting about gratitude!

Gratitude is the quality of being appreciative and the act of being thankful. Having gratitude in your life is so so important. The quote “life is about the little things” is a good one to point out. Being thankful for the small things in your life that you take for granted is a simple form of mindfulness. Things as simple as your senses, your surroundings and your future are just some examples of this.

There are many reasons why you should practise gratitude in your life. It can help strengthen your relationships with your friends, family and even yourself. Telling someone that you appreciate them is a form of kindness that we sometimes forget to do regularly. Secondly, it can help you improve your attitudes or bad habits. Telling yourself that you are thankful for something is an unexpected way to change your way of thinking. For example, if you don’t want to go to school or complete your homework, try telling yourself that you are thankful for the opportunity to go to school, instead of thinking about how much you don’t want to do it.

Some ways that you can practise gratitude include keeping a journal that you write a few things in each day that you’re thankful for. Reread the journal every so often to remind yourself of this. Another way is by completing this simple mindfulness task.

Right where you are, look around you. Use all five of your senses to think of three to five things that you are thankful for. Try to push yourself and think outside of the box and ponder things that you have not before. This will help you take note of smaller things and put into perspective your problems or issues, helping you take better control of them.

Gratitude is something that many people take for granted and should practise more. Remind yourself to be thankful and share with others what you are grateful for. Share in the comments your answer!

Until next time, Jorja Rose x

14 thoughts on “The simple act of gratitude

  1. Showing gratitude is really important! I really believe it helps open up the energy to not only give, but also receive love and peace. Thank you for sharing this post, Jorja, it reminded me to take up my journal again! xx

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    1. That is a great point, Arshia! The saying that the energy you give of is the energy you receive is particularly true when it comes to showing gratitude! I’m glad that you enjoyed my post, thanks so much for reading! 😊💖

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  2. Love my gratitude journal as part of my night time routine 😌 I’ve found it really helps my perspective on a not so good day. Right now I’m thankful for a steady job, my days off coming up, my family, summer is coming, 3 months til Christmas today! 🙌🏼🤩

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    1. There is so many things to be greatful for! That is really great that you keep it apart of your nightly routine, it brings so many benifits! I am also thankful for summer and Christmas, can’t wait to see all the cool content we make! 😊 Thank you for reading gorgous 🤍

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  3. I love this post, it reminded me to think of everything I am grateful for, and that always makes me feel so much more positive and calm, as there’s always so many more things that I’m grateful for than I first think of 💛

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  4. A beautiful and well written post as always! Thank you for this Jorja. I couldn’t agree more. It’s life’s simplest pleasures that can have the most impact on our day to day and serve as a much needed reminder that we are blessed beyond measure!

    You’ve inspired me to take out my journal and write freely for a bit. After all, I am very lucky to have space to do so!

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