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Day 30: Grateful for sharing Grateful in April  

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When you first started Grateful in April, you might have had a few ideas about what you might get from spending a month practicing the art of gratitude.  In the early days you might have had to remind yourself to focus on what is good in your life, but the more you do it, the easier it can became.  Maybe every once in a while you found yourself lapsing […]

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Day 29: Grateful for 100 things 

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Over the past month you’ve had the opportunity to compile a bedside journal of nearly 100 things you are grateful for in your life.  Maybe you have a book overflowing with gratitude or maybe you meant to write something each day but you missed a night, then another and then forgot again. Maybe you never […]

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Day 28: Grateful for the things you’ve done 

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Cross To Do off your list today.  Yep, today is all about writing a list called ‘Things done’.  We often spend so much time noticing what still needs to be done, that we forget to focus on our achievements and those of the people around us.  We’re quick to cross things off and move to the next […]

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Day 27: Grateful for the wisdom of others 

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Learning from the wisdom of others is a great way to keep motivated to maintain your gratitude mindset.  Whether you like good old fashioned books or the more portable digital world of the e-publication, you can inspire yourself daily with stories, autobiographies and quotes from some of the great minds past and present.  Whatever ‘speaks’ to you, […]

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Day 26: Grateful for clearing clutter 

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When you begin to be grateful for all that you already have in your life you might look around and see how much you have.  Look how much you have. No really. What is all of that stuff?  If you have created some clutter in your surroundings, you may find that it clutters up your […]

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Day 25: Grateful for liking our own lives 

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We’re busy liking things on social media, but do you ‘like’ your life?  We are 25 days into a comprehensive burst of practicing gratitude and you may find it is still easy to sometimes worry about what’s not working in your life.  Worrying and imagination are two sides of the same coin. Worrying about things […]

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Day 24: Grateful for believing 

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This attitude of gratitude stuff works. It really does!  We know people have connected and reconnected with people. They’ve created space for amazing things to happen and opportunities to come to them both personally and professionally.  Each year we run this we get phone calls from people, messages in our inbox and even posts through social media from people who are having positive life-changing […]

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Day 23: Grateful for gifting 

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Want to be happy? Give a little bit. Money, time and skills are all valuable gifts.   Studies show that people who spent even small amounts of money on other people felt measurably happier than when they spent it on themselves.  Across the 136 countries studied, donating to charity had a similar relationship to happiness as doubling […]

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Day 22: Grateful for acting 

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We’re not talking about the Oscars, but you need to start acting. Thinking and planning are great but mean nothing if not acted on. Is there an area in your life where you could be taking action?  Some dramatic world events and changes to personal circumstances might make some goals seem completely unattainable right now. Do you have […]

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Day 21: Grateful for all poppies 

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Who could you cheer on today?  We need to build others up and stop cutting them down – Enough of the ‘tall poppy’ syndrome. We say support all poppies, whatever height.  Spend at least the rest of April noticing stories of people who achieve some kind of greatness or goal and be genuinely happy for […]