“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them”.¬†John F. Kennedy

I really believe that learning to put the powerful emotion of being grateful into practice, can make life so much better.

One of my customers gave me a book called “Attitudes of Gratitude” by M.J. Ryan.¬† The video above has excerpts from the book

that I wanted to share with you.

It covers the “Top 12 Ways to Bring More Gratefulness in Your Life”:

  1. Practice Daily with a journal or email
  2. Create visual or auditory reminders
  3. Focus on what’s right in your life instead of whats wrong
  4. Say “thank you” to others as often as possible
  5. Make sure to include what you are thankful to yourself for
  6. Remember why you love those close to you, especially when they are annoying
  7. Compare well, when you do find yourself envying someone
  8. Give thanks for your body
  9. Have a gratitude rock
  10. In time of difficulty, look for whats right in the situation
  11. Look for the hidden blessing in challenges
  12. Imagine that this is the first day and the last of your life

I am quite thankful for those who trust me to photograph them, their children, and families, while

creating a visual narrative of their history, as people who are quite lucky to have each other.

Take some time to think about what you are thankful for.

Embracing the Spirit of Giving,