National Gratitude Month: Ways to Find Gratitude - image of turkey under GRATITUDE letters

In a tough year like 2020, it can be challenging to find things to be thankful for, but the effort is worth it. Here are some ways you can remind yourself of the good things in life.

Appreciate the little things.
Your dog’s excitement when you come home. A reliable car. A good meal. Teach yourself to acknowledge and appreciate even the small joys that occur throughout the day.

Help someone in need.
If you feel you’ve been fortunate in your life thanks to the support of others, pass it on by volunteering at your local food bank, donating books to a children’s hospital, or fetching necessities for neighbors who can’t get out and about right now.

Count your blessings.
Literally. Keep a gratitude journal where you jot down just a phrase or two to remind you of the positive things in your life. Or set aside a few minutes in your day to run through them in your head or even share them out loud with a friend or family member.

Gratitude isn’t just for Thanksgiving, of course. Experts agree that feeling thankful can increase empathy, improve your health and your relationships, and help you become a happier person. Practice now so you’re ready to find your joy all year long.

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