It’s time again for Gratitude Sunday! A few weeks ago I introduced this tradition because I think gratitude is so important to our happiness.
There are so many benefits of practicing gratitude, but I wanted to specifically share this one with you today: In a series of experiments in the the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, listing off all the things you are thankful for were linked with a brighter outlook on life and a greater sense of positivity.
Here are 3 things I’m grateful for today:
1) Getting to taste my neighbor’s oh-so amazing cherry tomatoes that he grows in his garden. They were the BEST tomatoes I’ve ever eaten and truly inspired me to start up a vegetable garden again.
2) Spotting these happy cookies at my local bakery. Of course I had to get them 🙂
3) Getting to practice yoga outside. It’s amazing what a difference it makes for me to exercise outside vs. inside. I enjoy it so much more! Plus, I’m kind of obsessed with my new “Exhale Only Love” tank I got at Wanderlust.
I’m also super excited AND grateful that I get to announce a really fun new project, called Paper Nostalgia, that has to do with snail mail and connecting all of us Happsters on a deeper level. Look for that announcement this week!
What are you grateful for today? Let me know in the comments!
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exhale only love? that sounds like my kind of mantra 🙂 i just posted a whole list of things to be grateful for during september: http://apartment-wife.com/2013/09/01/suddenly-september/
i have a daily 3 gratitude blog if you are interested. I really like your blog
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I am SO very grateful for vision. I actually mean physical vision, that I can see the sky, trees, the color of my clothing. But, as I started to write this, I am also grateful for spiritual vision~! God is good~!
You paper project is right up my alley, I hope you will post in here (and I hope I don’t miss it!) I am grateful for this beautiful Sunday and the ability to sit here and read blogs like yours. Thank you Happster!
So glad to hear that! I just posted about it here: https://happsters.com/2013/09/04/the-beginning-of-paper-nostalgia/. Hope you’ll join in on the fun!
I’m grateful for the ability to be aware enough TO SAY I AM GRATEFUL! For this day, for this blog, for all the gifts of life, for the next in breath…..
This is so important!
I’m thankful for the fun afternoon my wife and I spent driving the backroads and visiting a bunch of antique stores along the way (all but one was in Niles, CA). It has been a long time since we have taken the time for this type of adventure which we both enjoy. It was a fun afternoon with a picnic lunch and visit to an ice cream parlor. Quality time as a couple.
I got to spend time with my family in Ohio, reconnect, and restore some family ties.