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“Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.”

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5. Remember to appreciate the smallest blessings
  1. The best way to activate your gratitude is by acknowledging the gifts in your life.
  2. If you have food in your refrigerator, clothes in your closet and a roof over your head, you are better off than 75 percent of the world’s population.
  3. If you eat three meals a day, you are far better off than the 1 billion people on the planet who eat once a day at most.
  4. Do you have a phone? Do you have a computer and Internet access to stay in touch with the world? Do you have clean water to drink?
  5. Celebrate these blessings. These daily conveniences are gifts that some people in the world do not enjoy.

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2. Make a conscious effort to appreciate at least 3 people everyday
  1. By letting people know how much you appreciate them, you increase their own sense of appreciation and self-worth and encourage them to pay this positive energy forward to other people.
  2. While most people enjoy receiving verbal appreciation, written notes are also nice because they can be saved and re-read.

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4.  Carry a physical token of gratitude in your pocket
  1. A physical reminder can bring you back to your daily habit practice of gratitude when your mind has drifted elsewhere.
  2. As you reach into your pocket throughout the day and feel the token, use it as a reminder to stop, breathe and take a moment to fully experience the emotion of gratitude.
  3. The more conscious effort you put into seeking it out, the easier it will be to find it – and the more powerful your experience will be.

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Daily Habits of Gratitude and Appreciation are One of the Highest Emotional States
  1. When you cultivate gratitude, you’re able to feel true joy and contentment, no matter what you have or don’t have in your life.
  2. The Law of Attraction states that like attracts like, when you’re grateful for what you already have, you will naturally attract more for which you can be grateful.
  3. Gratitude is one of the most important habits of successful people – a natural daily habit, so you can attract more joy and abundance into your life all year long.

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6. Appreciate yourself
  1. Finally, don’t forget to appreciate your OWN qualities and accomplishments.
  2. In addition to celebrating your big successes, acknowledge your small daily successes too.
  3. We all need acknowledgment, but the most important acknowledgment is that which we give ourselves.
  4. Even the smallest act of gratitude will have a positive impact on your life.

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1. Take 7 minutes each morning to write down everything you appreciate
  1. Starting your day this way primes you to be receptive and grateful for everything your day will bring.
  2. It also helps you cultivate an air of positivity that makes you naturally more attractive to other positive people – and inspires them to want to help you achieve your goals.

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3. Play the appreciation game
  1. Set a specific time each day to consciously appreciate everything you encounter.
  2. An ideal time to do this is on your way to or from work.
  3. Appreciate the people you pass, the road you walk on, the cars that let you merge into a different lane, the street signs that make it easy for you to know where you’re going, the rain that’s nourishing the plants and trees, and so on.
  4. Look for the good in all situations – even those you would normally view as negative.
  5. As the saying goes, “Every cloud has a silver lining.”

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