“The most powerful weapon against your daily battles is finding the courage to be grateful anyways.” – unknown writer
Sometimes the world can literally feel as though it is upside down. In times like this, it is so important to focus on the things that we are thankful for. The human brain is an amazing and complex tool; training your brain to appreciate and be grateful can have huge benefits on quality of life.
Studies have indicated that practicing gratitude on a daily basis can increase happiness and significantly decrease anxiety. Finding gratitude in the smallest of things or during difficult times is a virtue that one can never have too much of.
Gratitude Scavenger Hunt
- Find something that makes you happy.
- Find something to give to someone else to make them smile.
- Find one thing that you love to smell.
- Find one thing that you enjoy looking at.
- Find something that displays your favourite colour.
- Find something that you are thankful for in nature.
- Find something that you can use to make a gift for someone.
- Find something that is useful for you.
- Find something beautiful, funny or unique.
- Find your favourite move, book or song.
You may even discover that there are a lot more wonderful things in your life than you realized.
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