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I appreciate all that I have: Quick Affirmation Reflection Guide

Gratitude is a powerful emotion. When I feel grateful and appreciative about something, I attract more of that thing into my life. Appreciation is like a giant antenna that broadcasts my wishes to the universe. I send out my gratitude and receive so much in return.

Borrow the statements below to help usher in feelings of appreciation and gratitude. Try reading each prompt as is and then insert your own personal details.

  • I am thankful for the wonderful people in my life. My friends and family are important to me. I remind myself of this fact each day. The love I have in my life fills me with appreciation and gratitude.

  • I appreciate my home. I am thankful that I have a place to live. I am safe and comfortable. I enjoy living in my home and look forward to returning there at the end of each day.

  • I appreciate my job. My career is fulfilling and interesting. I love being able to pay my bills on time each month. I appreciate my boss and co-workers. I am grateful for all that my employment contributes to my life.

  • I am grateful for my health. My health is a priority for me, and I am grateful for the good state of health I enjoy. I appreciate my mind and body.

  • I even appreciate the negative experiences in my life. These experiences are learning moments and allow me to be more grateful for the positive experiences in my life. Challenge is good for me.

  • Today, I remind myself of my many blessings. I am grateful for everything good in my life.

Self-Reflection Question #1

  1. How do I feel when I am grateful?

Self-Reflection Question #2

What do I view negatively in my life? Can I find a way to appreciate those things?

"Let gratitude be the pillow upon which you kneel to say your nightly prayer. And let faith be the bridge you build to overcome evil and welcome good."

Maya Angelou,

Celebrations, Rituals of Peace and Prayer

Self-Reflection Question #3

What are the 10 things I appreciate the most in my life?

In Closing

Practicing gratitude can be life changing if you allow it. Like going to the gym or maintaining a healthy sleep routine, you have to be intentional about your efforts. Keep it short. Restate your main point and tell your readers what you want them to do next. If you're looking for an interesting way to share your gratitude, click here to learn about the Buy Nothing Project. I've been a part of this "gift economy" system for years and it has completely increased my ability to give freely, express gratitude to complete strangers, and support my local community. I invite you to share your experience with gratitude and appreciation in the comments. How has your gratitude practice enhanced your life or those around you?

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