Gratitude Practice

Gratitude Practice


  • Scan your recent memories and identify something that has happened in the last twenty-four hours that you’re pleased about.
  • It doesn’t have to be anything big, just something that makes you think, “I’m glad that happened.”


  • Close your eyes and imagine that you are experiencing that moment again.
  • Notice colours, tastes, sounds, smells, and the sensations in your body.
  • Notice also how you feel in yourself.

Give thanks

  • Who or what helped this moment to happen?
  • Was anyone (or anything) else involved?
  • If so, think of them and imagine expressing your thanks.

Source:  From Active Hope (2012) by Joanna Macy

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