Here are four prompting questions to get you started on the emotion of GRATITUDE:
1. When have you felt grateful or thankful, deeply appreciative of someone or something?
2. What gifts do you treasure most? When has someone gone out of their way to do something good for you?
3. When have you simply basked in how lucky you are?
4. When do you feel the urge to repay a kindness? What inspires you to get creative about giving back?
We hope you have a fabulous time cultivating GRATITUDE
“What has got me through this year is remembering to be grateful for the little things. Over the last few months of working from home, I’ve tried to keep my routine as normal as possible. Some might say that getting up at 5:30 when my office is literally in my back bedroom is crazy but look what you get to see when you do.
I am grateful that last weekend when the sun came out, I could lay in backyard with the sun on my face. I am grateful that even though we can’t physically connect with our loved ones, we can still connect with them, and I am grateful that I (we all) have something to look forward to at the start of every day.”
“I’ve been struggling to write the words for this gratitude post all day today, so I’ve just decided to keep it simple.
I am so deeply and utterly grateful that I knew my amazing grandfather, Keith.
Even though he hated the fact that I have so many socialist values, he still loved me anyway.”
“Gratitude for me is having friends who check in – the ones who call for no other reason than just to see how you are.
With R U Ok day coming up this week, I’m grateful that people ask me if I am ok.
Sometimes I am, other times I’m not.”
“Every day I wake up deeply appreciative of how lucky I am – I have my faculties, I have love in my life and I have access to an abundance of food, clean drinking water, clean air, and education. Many in the world still don’t have access to these basic human rights. I’m grateful that I care about the inequalities in the world and have a strong desire to act and champion change in any way I can.”
“This is me the younger version of me.
I think it sums me up very well….
Scabbed knees from being a tom boy and keeping up with the best of them.
Comfy shoes coz I’m all about comfort over look. But still somewhat cute with matching shoes, dress and hair ribbons.
Dancing and having fun, enjoying life and sticking my tongue out to those who might want to stop me from fullly living and loving life. What you don’t see in this picture is my beautiful supportive family all around me. This was at my Uncles wedding when I was 4.
They too are all having a good time and lots of laughs. I even asked someone to marry me that day but got rejected because I was too young 🤣 Always wearing my heart on my sleeve.
I have so much gratitude for the life that this little girl has lived. So much so it is making me all teary writing this 🙄
I have had the best time so far. Have meet so many wonderful people, had so many incredible experiences, shared so much love, and learnt so many lessons. I am incredibly grateful for every moment, for every person I have met on my journey thus far. I really am the luckiest person alive 🙏💞”
“Killing two birds with one stone here, but what I am especially grateful for at the moment, as well as something that absolutely brings me joy, is living so close to an amazing National Park! So lucky that I’m still able to explore the Grampians (Gariwerd) for exercise and to rejuvenate my soul!
They never fail to make my first world problems shrink in comparison to their enduring magnificence and sheer magnitude. Yeah, mountains are awesome 😊”
“Super grateful to be part of a team that’s more like a family in how we support and encourage each other. A care package arrived that included this very personally hand-picked book. My workmate (emphasis on mate) knows I’m in an acting leadership role, and that I have huge admiration for Jacinda and her leadership style. It’s perfect.”
“One recent memory I had this year of when I felt overwhelmed with GRATITUDE was when I had to let go of my staff due to COVID-19. It was stressful to say the least a total rollercoaster of emotions which I ended up having to walk away to cry once I delivered the bad news. Everyone came over to me to supported me with praise and support, I felt so grateful for their support and understanding dispute the crappy situation.”
“Two people who I will be eternally grateful for, my Mum and my Grandfather (Nonno). They have done so much for me that I feel I owe so much to them.
They have paved the way for me throughout my life and supported me in whatever I did.
They taught me so many lessons and values, which I still hold today, and have greatly contributed to who I am today.
The finger salute my grand father is giving is a sign that he likes you 😄 he was full of character!”
“GRATITUDE for me has played a big part in getting through these less than ideal times. I made a list, ”Positives from 2020” a while ago, and when I felt down, I’d read it and remember I’ve got so much to be grateful for.
- For my health
- For every experience that I’ve had in my life – whether they were good or tough ones. They are all part of me and formed who I am today.
- For the opportunities life gave me so far – the places I visited, the people I met and to be able to call three corners of the World ‘home’ (Brazil, UK and Australia)
- For the beautiful people in my life, but especially my family – there isn’t a day that goes past that I don’t miss them. Despite the distance and not being able to see them often, I cherish the memories of my childhood in Brazil and all the moments we’ve had together. I’m grateful for that, and for those moments with them that will come.
- For the technology that now helps us to stay connected with those we love 😂😂😂 – but truly… Family.
“Gratitude – I am so utterly grateful for the strong friendships I have in my life. When I first started thinking about what I am grateful about during this last couple of months, it’s my family and friends.
In particular, during the most recent lockdown I have twice weekly zooms with my friends to watch the Bachelor 🌹💻. Despite the arguably poor choice to tv show, these zooms make my evenings feel almost normal, I get to giggle along to half chats in the ad breaks about our week and talk about nothing in particular. It’s both intimate, comfortable and joyful. It makes me feel full in an empty house.”
“Waking up to the vibrant skies, amazing family and being surrounded by beautiful people who make the world a better place.
- The travel I have done
- The career opportunities I’ve had and currently have
- My mentors and network of supportive, encouraging and caring people surrounding me.