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Grateful Sunday


Through my recovery, I’ve learned the power of gratitude. So many podcasts, therapists, gurus, and self-help books boost the power of writing down gratitude in our lives as a way to find happiness. Rewind my negative thinking brain 10 years plus and I can hear the lecture my ex would give me when I was habitually complaining, “I want to hear three things you’re grateful for after every complaint I hear you speak.” I was unable to find the positive in my life, habitually learned as a child how to focus on the negative and stay a victim to the world around me.


Here are 31 Benefits of Gratitude.


What I have learned when I keep a gratitude journal is that when I look back on the previous year(s), I don’t relive all the emotional pain, the struggles, the negative in my life. Instead, I recall all that was good for the year. When I relive my written record of my successes, my joys, and the positive connections I had with others, it’s like I’ve given myself a hug. There’s a warmth that radiates deep within my soul as I have this internal smile that brings me so much happiness.


My wish is my fledglings will join me writing their gratitude for the week in the comments. We can create a community of looking back at the good that life brings all of us and embracing the gifts the universe gives.


Grateful Sunday 2021


Grateful Sunday 2020


Grateful Sunday 2019


Grateful Sunday 2018


Grateful Sunday 2017