Gratitude shapes how you experience life.  It’s easy to be grateful when everything goes how you want it to, but if you can be grateful even when life gets really hard, then you will truly feel it’s most profound impact.  Practicing gratitude doesn’t take away a diagnosis, pain, hardship or sadness, but it does allow you to shift your focus toward what’s in your control.

Being grateful takes practice and like anything, gets deeper and richer with commitment and discipline.

What are you grateful for today?

Write down three positive experiences you’ve experienced.  Challenge yourself to keep this up and write a short list of what you have gratitude for the next 7 days.  At the end of the week, share your gratitude list with 3 people close to you, and notice the impact that this simple practice has on your life.

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