• Kathryn Hulland

The Power of Gratitude: Why a Gratitude Practice is Important for Living a Happy Life

When things are going wrong and we're feeling down, gratitude can be the last thing on our mind. But gratitude is one of the most important things we can practice for a happy life. In this blog post, we'll explore the power of gratitude and why it's so important to have a gratitude practice. We'll also discuss some tips for starting your own gratitude practice!

Gratitude has the power to change our entire outlook on life. When we're feeling grateful, we're more likely to see the good in people and situations. gratitude also allows us to appreciate the little things in life that we often take for granted.

I love Brené Brown’s work which often discusses gratitude as a practice, I share a few of her quotes through this blog.

Hands and light for gratitude

One of the best things about gratitude is that it's something we can all practice, no matter who we are or what our circumstances may be. Gratitude is the act of being thankful for what we have, even when things are tough.

image reads Today I am grateful for

If you're interested in starting your own gratitude practice, here are a few tips to get you started:

  • Set aside some time each day to reflect on things you're grateful for. This can be first thing in the morning, right before bed, or whenever you have a few minutes to spare

  • Keep a gratitude journal and write down a few things you're grateful for each day. If you're struggling to think of things, try brainstorming categories like: people in your life, things you're proud of, happy memories, things you're looking forward to, or things you're grateful for in your current situation.

  • Share your gratitude with others! Tell a friend or family member about something you're grateful for, or write a thank-you note to someone who has made a difference in your life.

Gratitude is simple but powerful. Give it a try and see how it can change your life for the better!

If gratitude is something you already practice, we'd love to hear about your experience in the comments. What are some of the things you're grateful for? How has gratitude made a difference in your life? Share your thoughts with us below!

Brené Brown has written some very thought provoking, and life changing for people books which I highly recommend! There is also a wealth of articles, podcasts and other useful information on her website

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