Practicing Gratitude Year-round: Making Gratitude a Lifestyle

Practicing gratitude year-round is what makes a significant impact. During the holidays, it is almost innate for us to look for things to be grateful for, but when it comes to the rest of the year, we seem to get so wrapped up in the busyness of life that we don’t really think about it. However, what if we lived a life where we intentionally gave thanks every single day? How different would our lives be if we were attracting endless abundance by being thankful ?

Practicing gratitude every day with intention: five helpful ideas

Cultivating a gratitude mindset will directly improve the quality of your life. An attitude of gratitude can be implemented in many different ways, but here are 5 practical ways to get started:

  1. Look for ways that others in your life are blessing you, and go out of your way to tell them.
  2. Do a gratitude texting challenge. Every day for the next 14 days, text a friend three things you are grateful for or thankful for.
  3. Maintain a gratitude journal. Starting and ending your day with a grateful heart by writing down a gratitude list can be a powerful experience.
  4. Take the opportunity to pause. If you intentionally look for the things that you are grateful for, over time, it will become a habit. 
  5. Take the opportunity to tell our loved ones, neighbors, strangers, etc., why we are thankful for them. We get so wrapped up in the busyness of our lives that we forget to tell people how they have impacted our lives. We overlook these little gestures, but these little acts of kindness are around us every single day. 

Being thankful every day by shifting our perspective

It’s not what you do that matters; it’s how you intentionally show up. Gratitude is how you find presence and purpose. The daily practise of being thankful can even change our perspective little by little.

There is so much to be thankful for. Make it a habit to do it every day.


  • Your perspective is either your passport or your prison.
  • Every day, write down 100 things you are thankful for.
  • 21 Days of Cards: Write a letter to someone who has impacted your life in a positive way every day.
  • Ask the people around you what their definition of gratitude is.
  • Thankfulness is the root of gratitude.

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