Welcome to day 4 of the gratitude challenge. What was it like saying, “Thank you,” to so many people? How did it change the way you went through your day? Today we’re going to be discussing the important gratitude affirmations.
Gratitude affirmations go even beyond just saying, “Thank you,” to a person or journaling. They are active, positive, enthusiastic statements of gratitude. Gratitude affirmations are NOT based on you feeling grateful. That’s a key distinction. Rather, you are CHOOSING to be grateful for things, even if you don’t feel grateful.
There are two types of gratitude affirmations.
- The first is when you’re grateful for the things you already have. You AFFIRM that you have received a good things in your life and you give SPECIFIC thanks for all the blessings that you have received.
- The second type of affirmations are future-oriented and are when you give thanks for all the good things you are GOING to receive.
Both types of affirmations are CRITICALLY important. The first helps you constantly be grateful in the moment for every good thing that flows into your life. The second helps you live in a state of grateful ANTICIPATION for all the good things that are coming your way.
Today, you’re going to create both a present gratefulness affirmation and a future gratefulness affirmation. When it comes to the present gratefulness affirmation, you want to include as many things as you can think of to be grateful for. Start your affirmation with, “I’m grateful for…” and then begin reciting the numerous things that fill your heart with overflowing gratitude. An example of a present gratitude affirmation is:
I’m so grateful for all the blessings I’ve received today. I’m grateful for my new job. I’m grateful for my friendships. I’m grateful for my children. I’m grateful for the delicious steak I ate last night. I’m grateful for the good night’s sleep I got. I’m grateful for this wonderful Diet Mountain Dew I’m drinking.
Until then, leave a comment below telling everyone what this experience was like for you. What does your current gratitude affirmation look like? What about your future affirmation? Share your thoughts.