A Daily Gratitude Reading

Gratitude affirmation

I experience gratitude daily.

Thankfulness comes naturally to me. I know that I am blessed, and I see my life through that lens. Remembering this brings me joy, and I like to feel that emotion, so I choose to experience gratitude daily!

I am thankful for the wonderful people who surround me. They provide me with companionship, nurturance, and intellectual stimulation. I grow because of them. In turn, I give the same to them, and I take joy in doing so. I seek out their company and frequently to tell them how much I appreciate their presence in my life.

My material possessions are also abundant.

I live in a world of plenty and am grateful for all the opportunities I have in the physical realm. All of my needs are met, and many of my wants, too. Daily, I choose to experience gratitude for the material abundance in my life.

If I ever begin to wish things are different from the way they are, I honor that feeling. I see all of my desires and longings as teachers. They are a road map for my life, pointing my way. Even for these sometimes challenging experiences, I feel thankful. I learn from each one of them.

Because of my overflowing gratitude, I always feel relaxed and happy. After all, things are good in my life, and I know it!

Today, I allow my natural thankfulness to blossom. I see each experience as an opportunity for more gratitude and greater joy. And I make a point of finding the best in every situation.

Here are some Self-Reflection Questions for you to ponder:

  1. What are five big things for which I am immensely thankful?
  2. What other things make me feel grateful?
  3. What are some of the benefits of remembering my blessings?

If you would like, leave a comment with your answer to one (or all) of these questions!


  1. Tamara on July 28, 2022 at 4:09 am

    I think it is so important to differentiate NEED and WANT. I have a coworker who’s not able to do so. He’ll often start a request by saying “I need”. Sometimes I will respond by saying “and I need a rainbow unicorn”.

    Here are my five big things I am super grateful for:

    – Living in neutral, safe and stable Switzerland
    – My family: husband and son, as well my parents who live within walking distance
    – My health
    – My job situation, allowing for flexibility in terms of working hours, and financial freedom
    – My independence in terms of if I want to do something or go someplace, I will go. I don’t need permission, I don’t need a chaperone, I have my car and my wallet 😉
    – My friends who are my roots.

    Oh, those were six. Never mind 🙂

    • Paul on July 29, 2022 at 10:14 am

      Nice one, Tamara! You are definitely good at finding things to be grateful for. You almost didn’t notice it was already six. Thank you so much for sharing. Really appreciate it. Stay awesome!

  2. Cheryl on July 28, 2022 at 6:54 am

    I am immensely grateful for so many things:
    My family, first and foremost – especially my husband, children, sister and father
    The people in my aphasia groups
    This world – the deep woods I live near, the vast ocean, majestic mountains
    My strengths, motivation and determination which helps me live my best life

    • Paul on July 29, 2022 at 10:15 am

      Those are such nice things to be grateful for, Cheryl. Especially in this world, we are currently living in. Most of the time people take it for granted. Great job pointing it out!

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