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Be Grateful

"Appreciation is a wonderful thing: It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well."

Be a grateful person. Make it a habit to thank the people who touch your life, even for the little things.

When we let others know we appreciate them or something they've done for us, we are letting them know how grateful we are that they are in our life. Be grateful for the weather, for shelter, and food. Share your grateful attitude with all you meet!


Having a grateful attitude in life goes a long way. The more you practice being grateful, the more you will find you are never lacking or wanting!

Step It Up:

Make a list of all the things you are grateful for in your life. At first you might only be able to think of a few things, but keep going! Ask your friends and family around you to help build this list. You will be amazed at how long this list grows. Tape the list somewhere you will see it often--perhaps to the refrigerator or next to a mirror. You will find just looking at the list will continue to make you a grateful person.

Keep It Simple:

Make it a habit every evening to say one thing that makes you grateful. Whether you've had a good day or a bad day, you can always find something to be grateful for. If you do this activity in the evening you will go to sleep with a grateful attitude. Let that attitude carry over into the next morning and see if you don't have more things to be grateful for at the end of that day.

Related Resources:

Join a worldwide movement of people seeking to live grateful lives at

Send an e-card to someone you are thankful for.

Read how being grateful can make you a happier person.

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