Is there a difference between being grateful and feeling grateful? We can choose to be grateful, but is it enough? What if we actually need to feel grateful to see the benefits of gratitude?
If you know me, you know I'm going to tell you we need to give thanks with our WHOLE HEART.
David sings out in Psalm 9:1
I will give thanks to the Lord with all my heart;
I will tell of all Your wonders.
Remember, the Hebrew understanding of heart is that – yes, it is the seat of our emotions, but it's also the seat of our decisions and the seat of our actions.
These three – our decision, our action and our emotion – need to align in order for us to do anything and everything with our whole heart.
So make the decision to be grateful, but then do something about it, so you can FEEL grateful as well. It's the feeling of gratitude that makes a difference in the level of our happiness.
Can I suggest a gratitude challenge?
You can start today and do it on your own. You don't need to wait for anyone else to join you. This one comes from different speakers giving Ted talks .
Your 5-day gratitude challenge: 5 exercises to increase your gratefulness
- Challenge #1
Take a photo every day of something you're thankful for.
- Challenge #2
In your transactions with cashiers, baristas and others, take the time to look them in the eye and really thank them.
- Challenge #3
Put up gratitude “stop signs” in your life.
- Challenge #4
Write a eulogy for a loved one while they're still alive and give it to them.
- Challenge #5
Be honest about the thanks you'd like to hear from the people in your life.
Why not do a gratitude challenge together?
You can also join us in the 5-day Course and Community that comes with the Live LIGHT Gratitude Challenge.
Do you need to grow in gratefulness, appreciation, joy, and thankfulness?
Do you need to stop looking at all that you don’t have and start appreciating all the goodness in your life?
GREAT news! In just 5 days, you can grow in gratefulness in ways you never thought possible.
This 5-day Course and Community will guide you through simple actions you can take every day that will increase both your gratefulness and happiness.
So are you in? It's free!
Yes, I’m In! http://revtrev.link/challenge
Maybe you want my other tools to help you feel gratitude ?
Sign up for the free 5-day Gratitude Challenge http://revtrev.link/challenge
Take the Live LIGHT Happier Mini-course http://revtrev.link/happier
Download for free What Most People Won’t Tell You About Gratitude ebook AND Live LIGHT Gratitude Reflection
Look inside and get the Live LIGHT Gratitude Journal http://revtrev.link/gratitude
Discover the Live LIGHT Gratitude Reflections book and learn more http://revtrev.link/70reflections