Creative Ways You Can Practice Gratitude

Creative Ways You Can Practice Gratitude

“Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation.” -Brian Tracy


People use gratitude as thanking someone. It also means a deeper appreciation of something leading us to positive thinking. According to a gratitude researcher, Robert Emmon’s, “gratitude has been conceptualized as an emotion, a virtue, a moral sentiment, a motive, a coping response, a skill, and an attitude. It is all of these and more.

Minimally, gratitude is an emotional response to a gift. It is the appreciation felt after one has been the beneficiary of an altruistic act”. According Emmon’s research people should cultivate gratitude for positive emotion and for a good health. Giving up victim mentality is very important and practicing gratitude is one of the ways to achieve that. Without further ado, let’s see the difference ways you can practice your gratitude and accordingly increase your well-being:


  1. Send love to your enemies or people you dislike
  2. Appreciate everything
  3. Keep a gratitude journal
  4. Be thoughtful of others
  5. Find gratitude in your challenges
  6. Write a gratitude letter to someone
  7. Express yourself
  8. Improve your happiness in other areas of your life
  9. Watch inspiring videos that will remind you of the good in the world
  10. Smile, smile, smile
  11. Appreciate the beauty of the nature
  12. Avoid media and movies with negative content
  13. Do not gossip about others
  14. Be thankful for who you are
  15. Write a message to someone you haven’t seen in a long time
  16. In negative situation see the things from the positive perspective
  17. Do not complain about anything one day
  18. Grow your compassion toward people
  19. Thank the people for the service
  20. Tell co-workers how thankful you are
  21. Be thankful for you learning something new in your life
  22. Practice forgiveness
  23. Focus on what you have
  24. See the growth opportunity in your mistakes
  25. Focus on your strengths
  26. Donate money
  27. Donate clothing to homeless shelter
  28. Be thankful for your successes
  29. Look for the life opportunities
  30. Host a gathering of close friends
  31. Help your friends see the positive side to life
  32. Share the benefits of gratitude with your friends or family
  33. Say thank you for the little things loved ones do for you
  34. Remember to compliment your friends and family
  35. Write a love letter
  36. Do something unexpected for someone
  37. Recognize each day as a gift
  38. Call your parent(s) more often
  39. Take nothing for granted
  40. Leave encouraging words for someone
  41. Give hope to someone in need
  42. Give a genuine compliment
  43. Say sorry
  44. Be gracious towards challenges
  45. Do not complain
  46. Practice mindful eating
  47. Buy a gift
  48. Meditate in gratitude
  49. Post positive notes or quotes around your house
  50. Recognize how good things really are
  51. Mentor or teach someone
  52. Read books on gratitude
  53. Invite neighbors to dinner to get to know them
  54. Be a good listener
  55. Hug someone
  56. Leave a nice tip
  57. Stop feeling guilty
  58. Encourage someone with kind words
  59. If someone does something nice for you, do something nice for them
  60. Make a friend or family member their favorite meal
  61. Challenge your inner critic
  62. Think about what life would be like
  63. Be grateful for all the people in your life
  64. Do not taking loved ones for granted
  65. Make a list of what you love about someone and give it to them as a gift
  66. Leave a good review online for a service
  67. Do not worry about the past
  68. Show respect for those around you
  69. Be patient
  70. Choose happiness
  71. Practice gratitude affirmations


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