Affirming Your Gratitude Can Bring Peace to Your Life

What do you have to be thankful for? It is a new year and a great time to start a routine of expressing your gratitude each and every day.

Starting your day off with some gratitude affirmations is a great way to remind yourself of all the wonderful things you have in your life. When you repeat aloud these affirmations of gratitude, you energize yourself and gain the courage to face the day and all of the frictions and adventures it may bring.

Affirming your gratefulness helps you recognize that you can have what you most want and need in order to reap the fulfilling life you deserve. Joy, money, love, and happiness are yours. You deserve it!

Affirmations are easy to do and they don’t take much time at all.

In just a few minutes you can turbocharge your day better than a rocket-fueled cup of coffee ever could. By reflecting on your prosperity and abundance you’ll soar above your current highest high!

Gratitude Affirmations and Stress

Once you’ve worked affirmations into your morning (you can say them anytime again throughout the day or night, too) you’ll start to notice that your inner world is much less stressed. 

When you have finally let it sink into your subconscious mind that you can have all that you need and desire, your stress will start to slip away. Your negative reactions are soothed and they slip away. You can now enjoy peace of mind and a sense of calm that you may never have known before. 

12 Highly Effective Affirmations

  1. I feel an abundance of gratitude for everything I have and receive every day.
  2. My needs and desires are generously met. For this I am thankful.
  3. I am grateful for all the great health, love, and goodness that my life has revealed to me.
  4. I am continually amazed at how abundant my life is already!
  5. I am grateful for everything I experience in this lifetime. I overcome, I grow, and I prosper all the time. My abundant blessings, as well as my difficulties, all make me better, stronger, and more alive.
  6. I am so grateful for every person and everything in my life.
  7. I appreciate everything I have and I show my sincerest gratitude to my loved ones.
  8. The universe pours joy into my life every day. It has my cup overflowing with wealth, health, and love.
  9. My life is singular, unique, and wondrous. For this, I am profoundly thankful.
  10. I clearly see the beauty of life that flourishes around me.
  11. I give gratitude for my endless treasures.
  12. I am grateful for my blessed ancestors living on through my blood.

Using the affirmations above along with your own will help you lead a less stressful and more fulfilling life.

Spending some time with positive affirmations, while appreciating all that you have and all that’s heading your way is one of the easiest “stress relief drugs” you’ll ever take. Yet, affirmations come with no ill side effects and they’re free. Choose peace in your life by using the power of affirmations and gratitude.

Let me know how you express your gratitude – leave a comment below!


  1. Marc Cohen on January 1, 2022 at 12:06 pm

    Paul, this post is a great reminder that our thoughts are powerful. Through affirmations we can bring about positive influence and change into our lives. I am grateful for the wisdom that you share on your blog.

    • Paul on January 1, 2022 at 12:20 pm

      Thank you for reading, Marc! Positivity is certainly important as we start off 2022!

  2. Brenda Marie Fluharty on January 1, 2022 at 12:30 pm

    Happy New Year, Paul. It seems like everyone is getting into the mindfulness game and that is a wonderful thing. There is so much to be grateful for that we all overlook doing affirmations help us see the simple things in life have so much meaning.

    • Paul on January 1, 2022 at 11:34 pm

      Right back atcha… Happy New Year! I am grateful you stopped by to comment 🙂

  3. Tamara on January 1, 2022 at 12:39 pm

    Great input.

    I like to say “this entitled fair weather generation should be more humble and grateful for what they have and whine less about what they feel is being taken from them.”

    A while ago a friend wrote:

    What if you woke up today with only the things you thanked God for yesterday?

    Ha! You’d be quick to come up with a lengthy list of people and things, right?

    Re number 8: The universe pours joy into my life – do you think it’s 100% the universe and no influence of the individual? The way I go through life is by believing I have some impact myself.

    • Paul on January 1, 2022 at 2:50 pm

      What if you woke up today with only the things you thanked God for yesterday?

      What a great way to think! I love this!

  4. Kimberlee on January 1, 2022 at 1:16 pm

    Hey Paul, Thank you for your timely reminder. I believe gratitude works miracles, but often not in the way I might envision. Lately, I’ve been playing with letting go of wanting to mentally capture the feeling. Instead of trying to come up with an affirmation I practice trying to connect directly with the feeling of gratitude. I used to do this while out in Nature when I was a little girl and it feels magical!

    • Paul on January 1, 2022 at 2:49 pm

      Connecting with feelings is never a bad thing! Being in the moment and truly feeling (as well as connecting) is the best way, Kimberlee.

  5. Victoira Juster on January 1, 2022 at 3:14 pm

    Thank you, Paul! Wonderful reminder how gratitude can help balance all of the stress in our lives.

    • Paul on January 1, 2022 at 11:32 pm

      It is difficult to feel stress and gratitude at the same time. Stress can literally melt away when you are expressing gratitude!

  6. Lily Leung on January 1, 2022 at 4:11 pm

    Happy New Year, Paul! Thank you for this space and leading us through it. While I’m here, just to let you know, I am not getting the daily prompt email.

    • Paul on January 1, 2022 at 9:00 pm

      Happy New Year to you as well, Lily! You should be getting your emails now 🙂 Thanks for letting me know!

  7. Dominique on January 1, 2022 at 5:12 pm

    Happy 2022! This is a wonderful way to start off the new year! A great reminder to remember to be grateful each day!

    • Paul on January 1, 2022 at 8:55 pm

      Do a little each day! Pretty soon it becomes a habit!

  8. Martha on January 1, 2022 at 9:26 pm

    I tend to be a positive person and think of the good things. I am most grateful for my granddaughter and g-granddaughter who live with us and bring joy and happiness especially to my husband when he is in pain. Lia’s smile and hugs make him forget the consent pain. I am also grateful to be back for another UBC!

    • Paul on January 1, 2022 at 11:31 pm

      And you are always welcomed back to the UBC! You certainly are a grateful person!

  9. Kebba Buckley Button on January 1, 2022 at 11:01 pm

    Paul, what a great piece. Thank you for making the point that affirmations can actually bring us peace. Every morning, when I go outside to greet God, I thank God for the beauty, the Good Stuff, the enjoyable, and everything else– that which makes me grow and keeps me fresh. I use different clusters of rescripting for myself and for my clients with unhelpful scripts. Good Stuff!

    • Paul on January 1, 2022 at 11:31 pm

      Thanks, Kebba! There is always something you, me, everyone, can be grateful for. Expressing it is a great exercise!

  10. Cheryl on January 2, 2022 at 7:42 am

    Thanks, Paul, for all you do for us. I am very grateful that you give us this challenge. Happy New Year! I really appreciate reading your All About Gratitude site. Last year I started everyday stating one gratitude and two intentions, one for me and one for someone else. I like the strategy of also turning this gratitude into and intention. I’m looking forward to reading more of your posts this month.

    • Paul on January 2, 2022 at 1:09 pm

      Happy New Year to you too, Cheryl! Come on back! We’ll write more!

  11. Cherry-Ann on January 2, 2022 at 4:49 pm

    Happy New Year, Paul.

    I agree with ‘affirmations come with no ill side effects and they’re free.’ It allows one to live in the moment, and be present, instead of being caught up with the past and future. While they have their place, reminding ourselves of all the abundance we already have and appreciating them is a powerful way to live a stress-free life.

    • Paul on January 5, 2022 at 10:28 pm

      Happy New Year to you too, Cherry-Ann! May your 2022 be ill-side effect-free and full of abundance!

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