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The 5 Benefits of Showing Gratitude Every Day

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Real Estate Agent with eXp Realty LLC Salina Group BR00224198

It's safe to say that most people would like to be happy. And while many things can contribute to our happiness, one of the most important is gratitude.

Gratitude is the quality of being thankful and appreciative. It recognizes that we have been blessed with good things, even during difficult times.

When we are grateful, our focus shifts from what we lack to what we have. Gratitude opens us up to receiving better things. It's also been proven to have several other benefits, including reducing stress, improving relationships, and making us more resilient.

Start practicing gratitude daily if you're looking for ways to increase your happiness. Here are five benefits of gratitude that will inspire you to make it a part of your life!

What is Gratitude?

Gratitude is the feeling of appreciation and thankfulness for the things in your life- both large and small. When you feel grateful for something, it's like hugging yourself for recognizing something good in your life. It allows you to realize that not only are you blessed enough to have something, but you're also aware of what it means to you. While some of those experiences are more obvious, like a partner, a job, or a home, others can be the small things that often go unnoticed. For example, a good cup of coffee, a moment spent outdoors in nature, or a laugh shared with a friend. These are all examples of things that can help us cultivate gratitude. The Benefits of Gratitude The practice of gratitude has been proven to have several positive psychological and physiological effects. Here are just a few:

1. improved self-esteem. Studies have shown that gratitude helps boost our self-esteem and can reduce our negative thoughts and feelings regarding ourselves. 2. Stress relief. Feeling grateful helps to reduce stress and worry, as it brings us into the present moment and allows us some respite from our hectic lives.

3. Increased resilience. Being grateful gives us the tools to be more resilient and bounce back from adversity more quickly. It helps us to recognize that we can foster positivity even in difficult times.

4. Improved relationships. When we express our gratitude towards others, it helps to create a deeper bond between us. It also allows us to appreciate better the people and things in our lives, which motivates us to reciprocate more kindness and understanding.

5. Greater sense of satisfaction. Gratitude helps us to recognize the positive aspects of our lives and to be more content with what we have. This increased contentment opens us to a greater sense of peace and harmony. How to Show Gratitude Every Day It's one thing to recognize that gratitude is beneficial and another to practice it every day. Here are some tips on creating a gratitude practice in your life:

1. Keep a gratitude journal. One of the easiest ways to bring more gratitude into our lives is to start a gratitude journal and write down 3-5 things we're grateful for each day. Doing this helps to create a routine and can make it easier to spot opportunities to express our thanks.

2. Express your gratitude in words or actions. Once you've identified something you're thankful for, express your appreciation by saying thank you or writing a letter. This benefits you and strengthens your relationships with the people in your life.

3. Take time for reflection. Make time each day to sit and reflect on the good things in your life. This helps to keep us grounded and more aware of the blessings in our lives.

4. Start a gratitude jar. A gratitude jar is a great way to collect all the moments you feel grateful for. Collect these throughout the week and reflect upon them when you need more inspiration or motivation.

 Showing gratitude daily has several benefits for us and those around us. It shifts our perspective, allowing us to recognize how blessed we are and motivating us to cultivate more of what we have. Giving thanks each day helps us to develop an appreciation for the people, things, and experiences in our lives, which can ultimately increase our happiness. From keeping a gratitude journal to starting a gratitude jar, there are many ways to show appreciation daily. So don't wait! Start implementing gratitude into your life today.

 

Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Platinum - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

Great post!  Thanks for sharing and enjoy your day!

Feb 04, 2023 07:13 AM
Charles Ross - eXp Realty LLC

Kristin Johnson may you contiune to be blessed daily

Feb 05, 2023 04:03 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Charles- I count my blessings every day and I know that when I do, it's easier to get past whatever negative is going on around me. 

Feb 04, 2023 04:12 PM
Charles Ross - eXp Realty LLC

May you continue to be blessed in whatever you chose to do Kathy Streib

Feb 05, 2023 04:01 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Feb 04, 2023 06:49 PM
Patricia Feager, ABR,CRS,GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Charles Ross - (785)-819-6944 - What a wonderful post about gratitude! I do count my blessings. From your post, this one resonnated with me the most: "For example, a good cup of coffee, a moment spent outdoors in nature, or a laugh shared with a friend." 

If I had to put them in order, I would pick a laugh, a moment or more outdoors in nature, and a good cup of coffee! All of these are good for the body, mind, and soul and I like the way you put them ALL together! Have a blessed day. 

Feb 05, 2023 03:45 AM
Charles Ross - eXp Realty LLC

Thank you Patricia Feager, and may you be blessed on this wonderful day.

 

Feb 05, 2023 03:58 AM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

So true...And Return The Kindness Everyday too!

“We must find time to stop and thank the people who make a difference in our lives.”  ~ John F. Kennedy

Feb 05, 2023 04:25 AM
Charles Ross - eXp Realty LLC

Thank you for your kind words and quote and may you be blessed in everything that you do.

Feb 05, 2023 04:28 AM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Gratitude is a wonderful thing and certainly leads to a much happier life, in my opinion.  I hope that you are having a wonderful weekend!

Feb 05, 2023 04:27 AM
Charles Ross - eXp Realty LLC

Thank you, Brian England, and may you have a blessed Sunday

Feb 05, 2023 05:43 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

This is good advice to share.

Let's continue to spread love and kindness every day.

Feb 05, 2023 05:35 AM
Charles Ross - eXp Realty LLC

Thank you Roy and may the blessing be upon you.

Feb 05, 2023 05:44 AM
Leanne Smith
Dirt Road Real Estate - Golden Valley, AZ
The Grit and Gratitude Agent

Gratitude is an authentic habit of thought. Thank you for your insight and also being featured.

Feb 05, 2023 08:32 AM
Charles Ross - eXp Realty LLC

Thank you, Leanne Smith, for your kind words, and may you be blessed nin everything that you do

Feb 05, 2023 11:27 AM
Aura Alex
Seattle, WA
Retired Real Estate Pro

I am grateful for your post, Charles. Awesome!

Feb 05, 2023 11:00 AM
Charles Ross - eXp Realty LLC

I am grateful for your kind words THANK YOU and be blessed

Feb 05, 2023 11:29 AM
Phyllis Ross
eXp Realty LLC Salina Group - Salina, KS
Realtor Central Kansas Residential Sales

Inspirational blog post Charles! I am thankful, grateful and blessed everyday. Thank you for sharing. Have a wonderful day and a blessed week.

Feb 05, 2023 02:49 PM
Charles Ross - eXp Realty LLC

Thank you for your comment Phyllis Ross, and may you have a wonderful day and a blessed week.

Feb 06, 2023 02:07 AM
Marte Cliff
Marte Cliff Copywriting - Priest River, ID
Your real estate writer

I agree. Gratitude is a powerful tool - and it's free for all of us to use every day!

Feb 05, 2023 07:00 PM
Charles Ross - eXp Realty LLC

Thank you for your comment Marte Cliff, and may you have a wonderful day and a blessed week

Feb 06, 2023 02:06 AM
Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty
Front Gate Real Estate - Brandon, MS
601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell

Thank you for such an uplifting post. It is needed EVERY day!

Feb 07, 2023 07:35 PM
Charles Ross - eXp Realty LLC

Thank You Pat for your comment.May you have a blessed a day

Feb 10, 2023 04:17 AM
Zachary Boutin, CPA
First Response Resolution, LLC - Eagle Point, OR
Oregon's Tax Problem Solver

Taking time to be grateful for what we have can have a huge impact on our mindset. Thank you for this reminder today.

Feb 09, 2023 11:08 AM
Charles Ross - eXp Realty LLC

Zachary thank you for your comments and may you have a blessed day.

Feb 10, 2023 04:18 AM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

gratitude make you healthier that's for sure. I try to live a grateful life. 

Feb 10, 2023 08:35 AM
Charles Ross - eXp Realty LLC

Tammy, thank you for your comments, and may your gratitude continue to bless you every day

 

Feb 16, 2023 03:57 AM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Gratitude is appreciated in so many ways, but the best is the inner sense of doing something for someone else.

Feb 11, 2023 09:20 AM
Charles Ross - eXp Realty LLC

Ed Silva I am grateful for the comments you have written and may you be blessed every day

Feb 16, 2023 04:01 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I enjoyed this post and one thing you left out. Gratitude starts my day out with a smile on my face and it is a gift that keeps on giving Charles 🙂

Feb 13, 2023 01:25 PM
Charles Ross - eXp Realty LLC

I love these comments, Paul thank you and may you be blessed

Feb 16, 2023 04:03 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

What an awesome post the only thing I am missing is the Feature Star to this post, Endre

Feb 15, 2023 09:32 PM
Charles Ross - eXp Realty LLC

Endre Barath Jr, thank you for such kind words, and may you be blessed  in what ever  you do

Feb 16, 2023 04:06 AM
Jerry Newman
Brown Realty, 210-789-4216, - San Antonio, TX
Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation

Hi Charles, those three words of Thankful, Grateful and Blessed say a mouth full. Such an inspirational and joyful post for everyone to reflect on. 

Feb 16, 2023 01:49 PM
Charles Ross - eXp Realty LLC
eXp Realty LLC Salina Group - Salina, KS
Love To Help People

Jerry Newman Thank you for your comments. May you be blessed with everything you do.

Feb 16, 2023 02:33 PM