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Practice Gratitude: Five Great Ideas

Note from Charmaine: The Seeds of Success newsletter inspires me every month. The November issue was so incredibly good that I wanted to share it with you, below.

“Always start with thanksgiving; be thankful for what you already have and see the miracles that come from this one simple act.” – Jim Rohn

Make gratitude your No. 1 focus. Put your family first (however you define family), be kind to others and relish everything that brings you joy – even the small stuff!

  1. FAMILY FIRST
    When you look back on your life, you’ll remember your relationships more than anything else. Make a list of the people and relationships that you need to work toward improving. Carve out time for them.
    Read: The 9 People You Need to Be Successful
  2. GIVE FORWARD
    Gratitude isn’t just a thank-you card. It’s paying forward the gifts you’ve been given. Write down your top three strengths and reflect on how you could use those to help others.
    Read: Why Gratitude Makes You a Better Leader
  3. RELISH EVERYTHING
    The point of self-reflection is to reassess what really matters in your life. As you’re journaling, draw a little star next to each memory that brought you joy. Revisit these regularly.
    Read: Would Today Be a Good Day to Die?
  4. FIND FEEDBACK
    We don’t always see ourselves as clearly as we could. This week, reach out to your five closest people and ask where they see opportunities for growth in your life.
    Read: How Would Your Friends Rate You?
  5. SLOW DOWN
    Although there are numerous benefits to a thank-you note, focus on the act of pausing to sit down with a pen and paper. Take a moment to appreciate this gift of a brief pause in a busy world.
    Read: The Health Benefits of Gratitude


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