Stephen’s Gratitude Practice

When the country went into shutdown this year because of the Covid pandemic, my team and I started a practice that has carried us through. It is a practice we do daily—sharing the things we are thankful for with each other in WhatsApp, and it has made a world of difference.

Whether you do this in a journal, use our gratitude list template below, or share this practice with friends across an electronic channel like text, WhatsApp, Slack, or Facebook Messenger, I promise that finding at least three things to be grateful for on a daily basis will help you face anything that the day throws at you.

You can download this gratitude template by clicking on the image below and printing out the PDF.

If you need a primer on gratefulness to get those thankful juices flowing… here you go!

Here is a beautiful list of ten gratitude quotes to inspire you to keep a grateful heart. You can print them out and post them where they can be a daily reminder or cut them out, fold them up, and place them in a gratitude jar. Add your own thoughts on gratitude to the jar, then whenever you are feeling down or challenged, just reach into the jar and pull out a slip of paper to read and refresh your soul.

“Gratitude turns what we have into enough.” – Anonymous

“Gratitude is a powerful catalyst for happiness. It’s the spark that lights a fire of joy in your soul.” – Amy Collette

“Joy is the simplest form of gratitude.” – Karl Barth

“The more grateful I am, the more beauty I see.” – Mary Davis

“Gratitude is when memory is stored in the heart and not in the mind.” – Lionel Hampton

“Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.” – Melody Beattie

“If you concentrate on finding whatever is good in every situation, you will discover that your life will suddenly be filled with gratitude, a feeling that nurtures the soul.” — Rabbi Harold Kushner

“Gratitude helps you to grow and expand; gratitude brings joy and laughter into your life and into the lives of all those around you.” – Eileen Caddy

“When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around.” – Willie Nelson

“Today I choose to live with gratitude for the love that fills my heart, the peace that rests within my spirit, and the voice of hope that says all things are possible.” –  Anonymous