How would you like to keep that current of gratitude flowing with supercharged buzz of appreciation? Give your gratitude practice a transformational boost with these five powerful ways to light up gratitude:
1. Share Surges of Appreciation for People Who Serve You
Every day there are people in the background of our lives, who often go unappreciated — the barista, the grocer, the public groundsman, the banker, the bus driver. Fuel a moment of added kindness by asking their name, and sincerely thanking them for the service they're providing you and ease they bring into your life.
2. Snap Sparks of Gratitude with a Photo Project
Take photos of people, places, and things you appreciate energizing a visual connection to these beautiful, simple moments that fuel gratitude. Print a photo book, plug them into a digital album or slideshow for your screensaver creating a powerful reflection of the positivity that flows through your life. Listen to a powerful story of how a photo gratitude project transformed Hailey Bartholomew's life here.
3. Energize Gratitude through the Circuitry Your Five Senses
Engaging all of our five senses to energize gratitude charges a deeper awareness of the energetic abundance within our everyday daily lives. Take a few minutes to pause, and plug in appreciation for things you see, hear, smell, taste and feel in the present moment. Things you:
4. Tune into the Power of Gratitude Playlist
Just like electricity powers our devices, music has the power to positively energize our emotions and memories. Create a playlist of songs that remind you of things you're grateful for or songs that evoke feelings of gratitude. Listen to it when you need a positivity boost. Here are a couple of my favorite songs of appreciation:5. Energize Appreciation for the Mundane
You've probably appreciated a stunning sunset (or sunrise), gorgeous view, and perhaps even hugged a tree. Yet when was the last time you stopped to thank the little things that simply exist in your life? If you want to really supercharge gratitude, take a few minutes each day to energize appreciation for the most mundane — the carpet fibers that keep our toes off the cold floor in the mornings, the electricity flowing from the outlets to power your devices, or nail that keeps a piece of artwork on the wall.
By plugging into these practices may just find yourself fueled with an added buzz of appreciation that takes your gratitude practice from ordinary to extraordinary! If you do, I'd love to hear about it in the comments.