We are finally in the last month of 2020. So many of us have been praying to end this year and we are nearly there now. As we take the time to reflect on all that has happened during this global pandemic, we cannot ignore the importance of having gratitude in our hearts and minds. What is the best way to embrace gratitude in your life? Here are 10 affirmations of gratitude that you can memorize and say to yourself over and over again throughout the day.
#1 I am grateful to be alive
Life is not guaranteed. Being alive and having the ability to read this post means you are truly blessed! To be alive means you have the opportunity to design the life you want and deserve. How amazing is that?
#2 I am grateful for the essential workers who risk their lives for the greater good
We will never be able to truly thank the essential workers who show up on our behalf each and every day. They risk their lives for the greater good of society and it is imperative that we keep them in our thoughts and prayers every day.
When things go well in life, we are happy with the outcome but what happens when the unexpected happens? Or when things do not go so well? Are you still happy or grateful for those experiences? Whether the outcome is favorable or unfavorable there are teachable lessons that you can learn from and be grateful for. Do you agree?
According to a Chinese Proverb, “learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere.” Investing time to learn, grow, and evolve will create the future you want for yourself. Guess what? You deserve it!
The kindest thing we can do for ourselves and others is to offer our understanding and empathy. We all come from different walks of life and we do not share the same narrative or experiences. Why judge each other when we can never truly understand what it feels to be another person’s shoes?
There is so much beauty around us. Even if most of us find ourselves indoors due to COVID-19, we can still celebrate our surroundings and put plans in place to travel to see these remarkable sights when the timing makes sense.
#9 I am grateful for the love I have from family and friends
Every year it is truly unbelievable how many technological and medical improvements discovered by leading engineers, scientists, and doctors around the world. It will be very exciting to see what discoveries happen in 2021!