Gratitude is by far the quickest and easiest way to experience more love and joy in your life.
Rather than directing our attention always towards what we want and what we are lacking, gratitude invites us to find appreciation for what we already have. Studies have shown that taking a few minutes to think about, talk about and document what we are grateful for, even just once per week can have a huge impact on our overall happiness.
Consider the potential here. An investment (that’s actually free) of even a few minutes per week could greatly improve your day to day feelings of joy and happiness. Easy huh? Worth it huh? I reckon so!
This should be fun and easy, not like a chore at all. If you feel as though you are forcing it or getting caught up in comparisons or thoughts about lack then take a break and come back to it another time.
Bringing gratitude into your life can be informal and as simple as closing your eyes and thinking about the things, people and circumstances that you appreciate. If you have the time to write these things down and then discuss them with someone else you will experience more ongoing feeling of joy than if you just think about it but both approaches are valuable.
As you do this, start to notice how appreciation feel just like love… that’s because it is love! Gratitude is simply loving your life as it is. A perfect way to experience more love everyday!