So now you know the three phases of gratitude.
Don’t know what I’m talking about?
Just browse through my last three postings and check out the phases of gratitude that helped me recreate my life, and learn to bring more happiness into every day that I wake up.
Now, here’s another idea. Something you can see and touch and feel, and a great way to bring a smile to your face on those “not so great” days.
Create a Gratitude Box. Find a decorative box that you like. You can get them very inexpensively at Target, Pier 1, and a host of other places. Put that lovely box in a place where you will see it every day.
Now, browse through magazines and cut out any pictures that make you happy. Don’t analyze it, judge it, or try to explain it in any way. Just cut out any photo that makes you smile. Put them in that pretty box.
You can also write kind and insightful messages about yourself when you’re having a good day. Focus on what you think is cool about yourself. Put those little notes, mantras, and positive affirmations in that same pretty box along with the photos. Then on those days when things aren’t going so great, pull out one of those notes or affirmations about yourself, or a photo – and feel your mood change.
Here’s a picture of my Gratitude Box along with a few of the photos I keep inside. This pretty box sits right in the middle of my dresser, and on some days, it becomes my new best friend.