How to cultivate gratitude

What does gratitude mean? 

Gratitude is the quality or feeling of being grateful or thankful.

“Gratitude does not change the scenery, it merely washes clean the glass you look through so you can see clearly.”

Cultivating an attitude of gratitude can help you have:

  • a happier life
  • better health
  • deeper relationships
  • increased productivity
  • stronger friendships
  • improved marriage or partnership
  • positive emotions

    NELSON MANDELA a symbol of gratitude
    Nelson Mandela, symbolises the power of  gratitude.
  • more optimism
  • fewer material needs
  • increased spirituality
  • improved sleep
  • greater longevity
  • increased energy
  • greater relaxation.

“When we focus on our gratitude, the tide of disappointment goes out and the tide of love rushes in.”

Kristin Armstrong

Steps you can take to cultivate  gratitude

  1. Start a Gratitude jar.
  2. Say  ‘thank you’ or ‘I appreciate that’ often each day with grace and sincerity for  simple kindnesses.
  3. Perform thoughtful actions.
  4. Start a gratitude journal.
  5. Tell someone how much you appreciate them.

    Gratitude for the beauty all around you. Photograph by Gavin Ryan
    Gratitude for the beauty all around you. Photograph by Gavin Ryan

You can also connect with the Australia’s first co-operative gratitude movement.

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To assist in your journey, purchase you own Qigong DVD to practice daily in your home. It includes five beautiful meditations.

“Gratitude bestows reverence…changing forever how we experience life and the world”

John Milton

Beautiful tree fern. Photograph by Gavin Ryan
Be grateful for the wonders of nature. Photograph by Gavin Ryan