There is a surge in book sales especially on ‘Amazon’ for books that encourage us to look for and appreciate why we should feel grateful, this acceptance of gratitude gives us a feeling of well-being. During this period of the ‘Covid Pandemic’ at first you may consider there is nothing to be grateful for, being penned up in isolation, but this is not the case, there are plenty of reasons to be thankful at the start of each new day.
Gratitude is a thankful appreciation for what an individual receives, whether tangible or intangible. Gratitude helps people feel more positive emotions, relish good experiences, improves our health, dealing with adversity, and builds strong relationships. People feel and express gratitude in multiple ways.
Gratitude is a warm feeling of thankfulness towards the world, or towards specific individuals. The person who feels gratitude is thankful for what they have and does not constantly seek more.
How do you practice Christian gratitude?
4 Ways to Practice Gratitude and Reap the Benefits!
Make a habit of remembering.
Tell others about your blessings.
Keep a gratitude journal.
Pray for a grateful heart.
Some of these may appear on your list :-
Wake up refreshed
Know I am loved
Catch up on a TV programme in bed
Feel snug and warm
Do chores in slow time
Plan the day
Able to contact others
Now it’s your turn write your reasons why you feel grateful and please share it with your friends and ask them to share with you their reasons for their feelings of gratefulness.
“Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” “This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.” “And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful.”