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A 4 Step Morning Routine That Can Change Your Life Completely.

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A 4 Step Morning Routine That Can Change Your Life Completely.
Step One: Express GRATITUDE. "Gratitude is contagious." - Benjamin Hardy. After a good night of sleep, the first thing I do when I wake up in the morning is head to my work space. I sit comfortably in my chair and I begin to express gratitude to God and the universe.

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