10 - Gratitude

10 - Gratitude

Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn't learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn't learn a little, at least we didn't get sick, and if we got sick at least we didn't die; so, let us all be thankful - Buddha

Things don't bring us happiness, being grateful for those things brings us happiness, for example - Hands – They allow us to write, draw, hold things, play sports
Eyes – They allow us to see all the beauty in the world, watch TV, See our loved ones, read,
(Spend 30 seconds to think of your own reasons to be happy for your hands and eyes)

Our lives are a little better because of our hands and eyes, think to yourself 'I'm grateful for my hands because …. I'm grateful for my eyes because …..' then notice how you start to feel afterwards. If you struggle to think of things to be grateful for then start with your body, then move onto things you own.

Gratitude works best when there is a reason, because having reasons, even bad ones makes us more likely to believe something is true. After you write your gratitude list think of a few reasons why you are grateful for each item. Notice how much happier each reason makes you.

Honouring what we're grateful for gives our lives meaning. Meaning gives us the strength to push through the hardest of times. Start honouring your legs by dancing, honour your eyes by seeking beautiful sights, honour your tongue by tasting mouth-watering foods. Notice how much happiness, pride, respect and meaning you feel once you start honouring what you're grateful for.
The Rocco Effect - Gratitude

For the next 3 days.

1. When you wake up think of 3 things you are grateful for.
2. When you go to bed, think of how you honoured the things you are grateful for.
3. Notice how much better gratitude makes you feel.


1. What are you grateful for?
2. How have you shown your gratitude?
3. How does showing your gratitude make you feel?
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