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Day 17: Grateful for good news

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It seems that there is a never ending stream of bad news coming from our news outlets. Why does bad news sell? Have you ever wondered what would happen if you stopped tuning into it for a day? A week? A month? Not only are news broadcasts full of doom and gloom, they are getting […]

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Day 16: Grateful for our food

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For most of us, if we are hungry, we go to the fridge or cupboard for food. If there is nothing there, we head to a corner store, supermarket or cafe. Millions of people around the world don’t have that option, either through lack of access to food or poverty. Even in our own cities […]

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Day 15: Grateful for a bigger picture

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As you cultivate your attitude of gratitude, most certainly you will start to have some new ideas about your ideal life and a picture might be forming of what you would like to create, see more of and achieve. A vision board can be a fun and powerful tool for focusing on the things you […]

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Day 14: Grateful for forgiving yourself

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It happens. Whether you are in the middle of Grateful in April or not. There you are, out there being grateful and happy for everything and then along comes something you just can’t reconcile with a feeling of gratitude. How could you be grateful for something sad or bad? One of the hardest and most […]

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Day 13: Grateful for the smell things

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Stop and smell the roses – it maybe a cliché, but research has shown that taking time to appreciate little things can have a powerfully positive effect with your overall sense of satisfaction with life. People who experience the wonder and awe associated with nature report higher levels of happiness in their lives. And roses […]

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Day 12: Grateful for sound choices

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You know how a song comes on the radio and suddenly you feel differently? Music has the power to transport you to a time, a place or a feeling in an instant. Try developing a playlist of songs that made you feel happy or motivated or peaceful. You can play them whenever you need –in […]

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Day 11: Grateful for having a laugh

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What makes you laugh? Think about how laughing makes you feel. Good right? Well here’s a little reminder that you can never have too much laughter in your life. Laughing is good for you. It is good for the immune system, it lowers your stress response and can relieve pain. It also impacts on keeping […]

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Day 10: Grateful for everyone around us

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We know it’s easy to complain, we could all do it from sun up to sun down but – what if you concentrated on only the good aspects of your interactions today? Today’s challenge is to thank people you interact with for the job they are doing – while putting aside any negative judgment. Just […]

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Day 9: Grateful for words

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Love. Passion. Compassion. Determination. Gratitude. These are just five of the words that inspire the m.a.d.woman foundation journey every day. We believe so strongly that it’s possible for every single person to make a positive difference to our world and its inhabitants and have worked hard to be creative and innovative in showing others ways […]

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Day 8: Grateful for connecting

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It’s never been easier to communicate with others – be it in person, by phone or online. Creating connections with like-minded people can help to inspire both you and them, so join in with communities that share your values and your goals. Grateful in April is using this month to spread the word about the […]