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When we learn to see our world through grateful eyes,
we find that the world we see is full of beauty and love

That’s a quote from the Attitude of Gratitude project, a community page on Facebook where people post the many things they are grateful for. It is a real pleasure to read.

What are you grateful for today?

Practicing gratitude, say many experts, is one of the best routes to achieve real happiness and true inner beauty. Working on your attitude of gratitude can be a great way to energize yourself to start your day and a relaxing way to end it. Here are a few ideas culled from fellow bloggers who make gratitude a daily practice.

Gratitude journal

Take a bit of time each night before heading into dreamland to write down 5 things you are grateful for, especially the good things that happened that day. Your dreams may be sweeter!

Gratitude Rock

Carry around a rock in your pocket, one that fits comfortably in your hand. The idea is simple. Whenever my hand contacts the stone usually several times a day, I give thanks for whatever is happening at that moment, whether good or bad, wrote blogger Michael Hyatt.

Gratitude Beads

Tina Su suggests finding a necklace or set of prayer beads that you can use to count off your blessings each day. The simple act of counting can soothe your soul.

Wheel of Gratitude – Bagua or Mandala

Since ancient times, philosophers and artists have created maps of the universe: the 8-sided bagua of Chinese Feng Shui practices, the circles-within-circles mandalas of Buddhist and Hindu practices, and the modern Enneagram just to name a few. Life coach and blogger Simon Perkins suggests writing down all the things you are grateful for in the major areas that surround your life: family, friends, money, career, health, and more.

Thornton Wilder

We can only be said to be alive in those moments
when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.

For over 50 years, Paul Penders Cosmetics are made with love, respect and gratitude for the nature and ingredients we use. You can read more in the About Us section.