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9 Daily Gratitude Prompts

The word gratitude is derived from the Latin word gratia, which means grace, graciousness,  or gratefulness (depending on the context). In some ways gratitude encompasses all of  these meanings. Gratitude is a thankful appreciation for what an individual receives,  whether tangible or intangible. With gratitude, people acknowledge the goodness in their  lives. In the process, people usually recognize that the source of that goodness lies at least  partially outside themselves. As a result, gratitude also helps people connect to something  larger than themselves as individuals — whether to other people, nature, or a higher power. 

In positive psychology research, gratitude is strongly and consistently associated with  greater happiness. Gratitude helps people feel more positive emotions, relish good  experiences, improve their health, deal with adversity, and build strong relationships. 

People feel and express gratitude in multiple ways. They can apply it to the past (retrieving  positive memories and being thankful for elements of childhood or past blessings), the  present (not taking good fortune for granted as it comes), and the future (maintaining a  hopeful and optimistic attitude). Regardless of the inherent or current level of someone’s  gratitude, it’s a quality that individuals can successfully cultivate further. 

Here we provide a list of daily prompts that you can use for your journal. These prompts are  not necessarily focused on gratitude but include other positive experiences. These prompts  were inspired by Patel (2015). 

• Name three thoughts that made you smile today. 

• Name three things that challenged you today. 

• Name three urges that you resisted today. 

• Name three events that made you feel productive today. 

• Name three actions that made you feel loved today. 

• Name three beautiful things that you heard today. 

• Name three experiences that made you feel brave today. 

• Name three things that you learned today. 

• Name three beautiful things that you saw today.

About Yogazeit Ltd.  

YOGAZEIT Ltd. is an Australian registered Charity and Not for Profit organisation  dedicated to empowering and educating Australian Youth and Seniors with Yoga and  Mindfulness classes, programs, training, and professional development courses founded  on the principles of education, ethics and research. 

At YOGAZEIT, we believe that the physical, mental, and emotional benefits of yoga and  mindfulness should be accessible to all School Communities and Aged Care facilities  across Australia, regardless of financial circumstances, gender, age, backgrounds,  abilities, challenges and talents. 

We are a team of highly experienced Educators, Business Professionals, Aged Care  Workers, Social Scientists and much more. We are committed to changing the scope of  Education and Ageing, meeting the needs of the Young and Young at Heart through  the tools of accessible Yoga and Mindfulness for every BODY.

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