Finding Joy Through Gratitude

We all have blah days, especially as moms. There are days we feel unappreciated, forgotten, stressed, overwhelmed, or just plain tired. Here is my one tip for finding joy through gratitude and how you can turn your day around with this one easy tool.

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finding-joy-gratitude-happiness-my-mommy-styleThis time of year is always such a wonderful time because we spend time focusing on what we are grateful for. We are surrounded by family, we think about our blessings, and we are looking for ways to serve. So what do we do through out the whole year to keep a grateful heart and get us through the “blah” days?

One way that I found to turn my day around is to go to my list. What list may you ask? I like to call it my “happy list” or my “help me I’m about to die list!” This is a list of all of the small things in life that make you happy! This list works because it reminds me of all the small and simple things in life that I am grateful for and they make me so happy!

Here is an example of what mine looks like:

Music

Dancing

Going outside

Snuggling with my kids

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Reading a really good book

A bath

Going near water: Boating, swimming, soaking my feet in the water

Helping someone 

A call to a good friend

Burnt Almond Fudge Ice Cream…because it is good! 🙂

Prayer

Reading scriptures

These are easy and quick things that I can do to turn my head around and remind me how much there is to be thankful for. It is crazy to me how hearing a song that I love can completely change my mood. It may take a couple of songs to get me out of a funk, but I always listen to music at the end of the day when it is time for bed time, bath time, cleaning up, and the steam in my engine is just about gone.

This happy list is basically a gratitude journal brought into action. Using the gratitude to fuel the happiness.

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This is easily what makes my day turn from “blah” to okay, I can do this! I’d be lying if I didn’t say that retail therapy helps me too. The trick is to shop when you’ve set a limit and when you find a good deal! Ha ha. Well, I have a great deal for you today! If you spend $25 at Cents of Style you can actually snag this adorable “grateful” tee for free. You can be grateful and a smart shopper! 🙂

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So what is on your list? Start one today and put it into action!

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