Last updated on July 13th, 2022 at 02:36 pm
When you begin to be grateful for the little things, it is like adding water and sunshine to a seed. Suddenly you find that your life blossoms as your gratitude list grow.
“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.” – Melody Beattie on gratitude
If you need help building your feelings of gratitude or aren’t sure how to even begin the process of being grateful, we’ve compiled the top websites on gratefulness and gratitude for you to explore.
Top 8 Websites on Gratefulness
1. 365 Grateful
365 Grateful is a project created by Hailey Bartholomew. In early 2008, in an effort to fight depression, Hailey started a year-long photographic project which involved taking one Polaroid photo a day of something she felt grateful for. Initially, this was a chore but eventually, it became a delight. The discipline of having to look for the good things that happened every day changed her life in so many ways. Hailey found not only her marriage, spiritual life, and health improved, but this project accidentally, wondrously spread and affected the lives of many others.
A Network for Grateful Living is a global organization offering online and community-based educational programs and practices which inspire and guide a commitment to grateful living and catalyze the transformative power of personal and societal responsibility. They hold grateful living as an engaged mindfulness practice, grounded in both wisdom and science, which supports the ability to see the wonder and opportunity in every moment, and motivates us to act boldly with love, generosity, and respect towards one another, ourselves, and the Earth.
Gratitude Habitat is a gratitude website by Carol Adamski, M.A., who is a life and professional coach. Gratitude Habitat is a place to embrace, inspire and bring to life the numerous blessings and opportunities available to each of us. The practice of daily gratitude opens our hearts in appreciation, contributing to a happier, more abundant life.
Operation Gratitude annually sends 100,000 care packages filled with snacks, entertainment items and personal letters of appreciation addressed to individually named U.S. Service Members deployed in hostile regions, to their children left behind, and to Wounded Warriors recuperating in Transition Units. Their mission is to lift morale, bring a smile to a service member’s face and express to our Armed Forces the appreciation and support of the American people. Since its inception in 2003, Operation Gratitude volunteers have shipped more than 660,000 packages to American Military deployed overseas.
The We Love Gratitude website is a place for everyone who loves gratitude! Here you can read over 4.000 gratitude lists, favorite gratitude quotes, or anything that makes you feel more grateful. We Love Gratitude began as Good List Daily, a labor of love by Crystal Belle.
This adorable website is the creative genius of Barbara Ann Kipfer, the author of 14,000 things to be happy about (1.5 million copies in print). The list of things to be happy about was started by Barbara in a small spiral notebook that she carried in sixth grade. That list is still growing and is the basis of her website. Barbara’s many other lists can be found on the site and the underlying theme is paying attention, being mindful, and appreciating the little things in life.
Thanking of You is a free, Web-based forum for posting and discovering stories of gratitude (messages of thanks) to recognize, affirm and honor the people who have made a difference in our lives. Based on the concepts that “the deepest sense of gratitude thrives at the level by which goodness is recognized, affirmed and honored for the benefit of others” and that “gratitude is the most sustainable and renewable of all human resources” for its inherent ability to inspire goodness and to naturally fuel its continuum.
One Thousand Gifts is a celebration of grace and a recognition of the power of gratitude. The website of bestselling author, Ann Voskamp, who, against a backdrop of significant life challenges, was dared by a friend to write down 1,000 gifts. What started as an effort to name everyday blessings like “jam piled high on toast” and “cry of a blue jay high in the spruce” has grown into a worldwide movement of individuals recognizing and giving thanks for the simple moments in life.
Take some time today to find something in your life that you are grateful for and bless it every day. Before you know it, you will find your dream life coming true.
Nature’s beauty can be easily missed — but not through Louie Schwartzberg’s lens. His stunning time-lapse photography, accompanied by powerful words from Benedictine monk Brother David Steindl-Rast, serves as a meditation on being grateful for every day in this beautiful TED speech.
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