Friday, July 1, 2022

Best Ways to Inspire Gratitude with Affirmations

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Several studies indicate that a gratitude-affirmation practice can  enhance health, happiness, and life satisfaction. Composing and reciting gratitude affirmations may even improve the relationship we have with ourselves and others.

Results of one study, “Counting Blessings Versus Burdens: An Experimental Investigation of Gratitude and Subjective Well-Being in Daily Life,” published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology (Feb. 2003), indicates conscious recognition of ones blessings has emotional and interpersonal benefits. 

Positive thoughts can rewire the brain, and shift focus to things we are grateful for rather than those we worry or grumble about.

Composing and reciting gratitude affirmations and recording them in a gratitude journal is an effective way to create and acknowledge feel good vibes, and incorporate optimism and creativity into daily activities.

Best Ways to Inspire 




Schedule 15 minutes of gratitude journal writing time into our daily morning or nightly routine. Aim to compose and jot down at least 3 gratitude affirmations. Then repeat each aloud. 

Inspire Gratitude with Journal Writing and Affirmations

A study published in Psychosomatic Medicine in 2016 where heart patient participants followed through on this simple self-care practice each day, indicates those who wrote daily in a gratitude journal  had less pain, reduced inflammation, and felt an increased sense of well-being.

Daily repetition of gratitude affirmations helps us hear and re-train our brain to accept gratitude affirmations as possibilities, and be motivated to pursue them.

"Being thankful is not always our natural state of existence. When we record and recite gratitude affirmations as an ongoing practice, akin to a type of strength training for the heart, miracles can happen." ~Nancy Andres

Make Affirmations and Gratitude Journaling part of Routine

Please feel free to create your own gratitude affirmations or affirm ones I share below:

Gratitude Affirmations

 I am grateful I have a positive attitude. I view each experience, activity, or challenge as an opportunity for self-empowerment and personal growth.

I am grateful I am part of an infinite Universe that wants the best for me.

I am grateful for my education. I use my skills, talents, and abilities wisely and show my thankfulness by sharing my light with others.

I am grateful for my family, friends, acquaintances, and even people I have yet to meet. Each one helps me practice unconditional love and relate to myself and others with compassion and generosity.

I am grateful and give thanks for all that I have. When I appreciate even the tiniest of things, I attract additional abundance.

I am grateful for my mind, body, and spirit and treat them with the love, care, and tenderness they deserve.


Identify an admirable quality in another human being, and compliment that person for it. 

An attitude of gratitude helps us recognize grace in people, places, and things. It helps us open our hearts to the moment, improve our health and relationships, and sleep better at night. For more ideas about joyful living read Budget friendly activities to inspire joy.

Gratitude Brings Joy

Reach out via phone, email, text, or in person to express caring for a loved one. Write a snail mail thank you note and spell out what specific thing or things that person exemplifies and why it is appreciated.

Take steps to use color energy to draw more gratitude into life. 

Gratitude Tips and Ideas

Give a small gift, send a card or flowers, or do something kind for someone you are thankful for. These are healthy ways to express gratitude. 

Whenever we give freely without expecting reciprocation, it brings freedom and abundance to all.

Life offers many moments to give and receive gratitude. When a kind word or praise comes our way, it's life-affirming to take it in and give thanks. 

Whenever we reach out to others to say we're grateful for the help they provide or recognize a job well done, we expand our circle of gratitude. 💖

Next time you hold back from openly expressing  your gratitude or hesitate before accepting positive feedback from others, recite a gratitude affirmation.

Choose to receive the blessings of gratitude and spread the love. 

What are some of your favorite ways to inspire and show gratitude? 

What are some of your favorite ways to be thanked? 

Share questions, ideas, and comments in the section below. 

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Which gratitude affirmations above do you relate to and why do you think that is so?

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  1. Beth L. I resonate with all your gratitude affirmations. When I hang on to anger instead of being grateful for my blessings I don't sleep well and wake up with jaw pain after grinding my teeth in my sleep. When I have that pain it's a good reminder to take a look at what I'm holding onto, acknowledge it, and switch to an attitude of gratitude.

    1. When we listen to the signals our body sends us we certainly can improve our attitude and our health. Thanks for sharing and have a beautiful weekend Beth.

  2. Hi Nancy, Thanks for all the research on why and how gratitude can help us. I used to read Louise Hay and she was a HUGE advocate for expressing gratitude and restoring health. Wonderful post. Thank you.

    1. Yes. I read Louise Hay too and think of her as one of my mentors. Thanks for your comment and wishing you a beautiful weekend!

  3. Hi Nancy, thank you for all your research and helpful information regarding the reasons for expressing gratitude and some helpful tips as well. I used to read Louise Hay who advocated expressing gratitude to restore health. Great Post thanks (I think my first just disappeared)

  4. It's always good to develop a good relationship with ourselves first. Very inspiring post!

    1. Thanks for expressing that. I so agree. Have a beautiful day DJ and lead a colorful life.

  5. Life offers many moments to give and receive gratitude… that is priceless advice. Thank you for sharing x

    1. Thanks so much Amanda for the visit and kind comment. Have a grateful, beautiful day.

  6. Beautiful post, thanks for sharing. Affirmations are a huge part of my morning routine and these will be helpful.

    1. I'm so happy my affirmations will be helpful to you. I appreciate your visit and comment and wish you a grateful and beautiful day.

  7. One of my features for SSPS #299! Thank you for sharing with us, pinned.

    1. Wow. What an honor and thrill. Thanks for choosing this post, co-hosting SSPS, and wishing you a great weekend.

  8. Beautiful post, thanks for sharing with us at SSPS! Practicing gratitude has so many benefits.
    xx - Maria