A Reminder For Gratitude

I am frequently asked, “What can I do to increase my levels of gratitude?” This is a common question that has many, many answers.

I think today’s picture helps identify a few activities you can do today, right now, to increase your levels of gratitude. Doing these will make your day better. It will put a skip in your step, a smile on your face, and people will think something is up with you 🙂

  1. Look around you and identify five things you’re grateful for
  2. Write down three things that went well for you today, no matter how small
  3. Call a friend or family member and tell them why you’re grateful for them
  4. Make a list of 10 goals you want to accomplish in the next year

Give it a shot and see what happens!

Leave a comment below and let me know what you discover!


  1. Karen Robinson on July 17, 2022 at 11:40 pm

    Thank you for the gratitude reminders, Paul. I love your graphic.

    • Paul on July 18, 2022 at 8:50 pm

      Thank you, Karen! I’m glad you loved it!

  2. Doug on July 18, 2022 at 12:29 am

    I am grateful for you and for the time you take to host this challenge.
    It helps me discipline myself to create frequent posts and to share my life experiences.
    I am grateful for being able to see and capture pictures of this wonderful world and to remind others that there is so much more to see and do.
    Thanks Paul.

    • Paul on July 18, 2022 at 8:53 pm

      Wow. Thank you so much, Doug, for the gratitude. Your comment definitely made my day. Stay awesome. Be well!

  3. Alice Gerard on July 18, 2022 at 1:44 am

    Sometimes I forget to be grateful. But, right now, I am very grateful to you for creating this blogging challenge. It’s been good practice for me as a writer and I am starting to realize that my writing is going in a direction that I had not anticipated. I am grateful to have a place to share both stories and pictures (both original artwork and photography). I am grateful to know that I am a work in progress. Thanks to you, Paul, and to everyone who reads and comments on my blog posts and is able to see things in me that I don’t see at all.

    • Paul on July 18, 2022 at 8:55 pm

      That is so nice to know, Alice. My heart is now much more grateful knowing that you all appreciate my posts. More blogs to come! Be well

  4. Roy A Ackerman, PhD EA on July 18, 2022 at 10:07 am

    Seek out the best in what you see- that will amplify your gratitude.

    • Paul on July 18, 2022 at 9:02 pm

      You are right, Roy. Always look for the best in what we see. Thank you for your comment. Stay well!

  5. Tamara on July 18, 2022 at 10:26 am

    Your graphic makes me smile. Good tips on increasing our perception on gratitude, too.
    I’d like to share something that went really well a couple of days ago: It started not so well, we were running late for my son’s ophthalmologist appointment. We parked and walked over to the Dr’s office. When it was over we went to the café just downstairs and enjoyed a smoothie. All of a sudden I reallized I had not pre-paid for the parking. Shoooot! I immediately did so using my app. When we came back to the parking lot, what do we see? A security guard distributing tickets. It seems they had only just arrived, at which time my car was parked legally. Phew! that would have been a 40 bucks’ ticket!

    • Paul on July 18, 2022 at 9:04 pm

      I am glad you liked our graphics, Tamara! Nice story you shared with us today. It is something to be thankful for. Keep the gratitude flowing. Be well!

  6. Maria on July 18, 2022 at 7:18 pm

    Thanks for the reminders. I really like #3! Sometimes we forget to tell the people we love most how grateful we are for them. I’m going to call my daughter right now.

    • Paul on July 18, 2022 at 9:05 pm

      Nice one, Maria. Quick to act after learning. I am glad our post was helpful to you and was able to remind you to call your daughter.

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