Why let thankfulness and celebration only come at holidays and special occasions? Why not make every day a celebration by being thankful? Here are some ideas on how to do that.
1. Get the Right State of Mind
To start, you'll need to relieve tension and anxiety. It's just really hard to feel grateful when you are upset, nervous, or otherwise tense. Prayer, music, exercise, deep breathing or whatever works for you can be employed here. Take some time to relax and get the right mindset. And the good news is, as you concentrate on things to be thankful for, you won't have as much time to think about worrisome things!
2. Celebrate the Moment
When you think about it, right now is the only time when you can act! Don't wallow in the past or worry about the future. Stop and think about where you are, right now, and be grateful for what you see and feel.
3. Show Gratitude to Your Family
If there's any group who's with you every day, it's your family. And if there's any group that's easy to overlook and take for granted, it's your family! Take a moment to celebrate your family and be grateful for them. Show your appreciation each day by acknowledging a family member's individual contribution and personality. Each day, you can think of which family member you're going to thank, and how.
4. Remember Your Friends
Friends are also easy to take for granted, especially in this day and age of hundreds and hundreds of online friends on social networking sites. Instead of amassing more and more, take a moment and celebrate something special about a friend today. Maybe a note, phone call, text, or some other personal communication would make his or her day. Share a memory! Go out for lunch! Have your friend over for tea! Find a way to show your gratitude for those people who are your friends.
5. Go Outdoors
There is nothing like spending time in nature to celebrate your day. Even if it's cool and rainy, there are some lovely things you can experience outdoors. Put on rain boots and just go for a walk – be thankful it's raining, which is so good for the plants and streams. Getting out in the sunshine and eating lunch outdoors is another great way to celebrate today – just because it's today!
The real key to celebrating each day by being thankful is to look for ways to do so. It's a state of mind. Always be on the lookout for something to be grateful for, no matter how small.
Need More Inspiration?
This little ebook contains things to celebrate (and be thankful for) one for each day of the year!