Being thankful about everything, even the challenges in life, is a mindset. But being filled with gratitude is not enough; you should learn how to develop devotions on thankfulness. This way, not only will you have that feeling of thankfulness, being thankful becomes your way of life. This deep sense of gratitude will radiate within you and this will be visible to all the people surrounding you. In order to achieve a sense of devotion on thankfulness, you can take the following ideas.
- The moment you open your eyes in the morning, thank the heavens for the rays of sunlight or the rain that provides life to all living things on this planet. Thank your partner who may be preparing your food as of the moment or the farmers who tilled the land for you to have something to prepare for your family or for yourself if you live on your own. Thank everything around you; those that were devoted with time and energy just to be created and those that are provided by life as though they are made out of magic. To do devotions on thankfulness, allocate a few minutes for this.
- In order to achieve inner peace and gratitude, do not do things in haste. Pay attention to details, even to your breathing. This will help you to achieve awareness of your surroundings and also, this will help you enhance your focus and sharpen your mental abilities in the process.
- Make time to stop by and appreciate the little things that you are used to and would therefore take for granted such as the sunset in the horizon, the birds singing by the window, the sight of children playing in the park or even the rain that would normally ruin your day as it slows down your activities.
- At the end of the day, strengthen your devotions on thankfulness by allocating some time to meditate and clear your mind from all the challenges of the day and impurities that may have entered your mind and body within the day. There are several meditation techniques that you can find online.