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  1. My Mom bought me a book called Everyday Mindfulness for Christmas last year. Each day has an exercise and quotations to help you focus on how to have a centered life focused on gratitude. Reading that book really opened my eyes! I love your ideas too!


    1. Thanks so much, Shauna for sharing this book idea, it sounds amazing and one I need to read! So glad you enjoyed the post:)

  2. It seems there is a lot of talk about gratitude lately and I was gifted a gratitude journal over a year ago and I still haven’t put it to good use. I’m hoping to set aside some time each morning to write in it starting next year. It is interesting how it can change your perspective and self esteem!


    1. Gratitude really is such a game-changer and something that has helped me tremendously. That’s a great idea to start setting aside time in the morning to write in a gratitude journal. Have a happy new year Carrie!

  3. All of these tips are so helpful! We really do have so much to be grateful for. Changing your perspective and the way you look at things can be a game changer. I just need to be more consistent with that thought process!

    Jill – Doused in Pink

    1. Thanks so much, Jill. Yes, consistency is key when it comes to practicing daily gratitude!

  4. I love these tips- gratitude is truly so important for happiness.
    Wishing you a happy new year, babe!

    Le Stylo Rouge

    1. So true! Thanks, Ashley and same to you:-)

  5. Whenever I have a low moment and feel down I like to write down three things I am grateful for and instantly start to feel a little bit better. Gratitude is so important.

    1. I love that you do that Katerina, thanks for sharing such a good idea. Hope you have a wonderful new year!

    1. Thanks for stopping by.

  6. This is wonderful! I’m always trying to teach my oldest child about gratitude and counting her blessings. It makes you a happier more positive person!

    1. I agree, Laura, and we’ve also been focussing on teaching our girls the importance of gratitude and how blessed we are:)

  7. I love this post, Martha! I have found gratitude to be a true game-changer in my life. I agree, it tends to be so overused now that I think people tend to doubt that it really helps. But it does!

    Wishing you the most beautiful New Year, friend!

    Make Life Marvelous

    1. So right, Ashley, it’s a game-changer! Thanks, my friend and wishing you all the best in 2021 too!

    1. Happy New Year Nina, thanks for stopping by!

  8. I have most definitely been working hard on being more grateful this year. I have so much things to be thankful for, but lately my professional life has been super tough. that’s why I aim to always think about 5 things I am grateful for, every single day. this helps me keep my mind into perspective and keep my chin up.

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