Gratitude is sexy.

There’s something really SEXY I do every day.

gratitude  Gratitude is <em>sexy</em>.Sometimes I do it in the morning. Sometimes I do it at night… as I crawl into bed. Oh yeah. You can do it privately, but I prefer to do it in public.

Yup… out in broad day-light… where everyone can see and even join in if they want. In fact, the more the better.

This sexy little thing I am taking about is expressing gratitude.

Huh? Yes. It may sound simple, but trust me… learning how to express gratitude on a regular basis is the sexiest way to get everything you want and the way you like it! I am a true believer that in order to have everything you want in life (and more) you first need to appreciate whole-heartedly what you DO have. Hell, even Oprah says that “the single greatest thing you can do to change your life today is to start being grateful for what you have right now.

If Oprah doesn’t convince you than maybe science does. Studies have proven that people who express their gratitude daily are 25% happier and significantly healthier than those who don’t.

For some reason completely unknown to me, no matter how easy it is, the majority of people in this world are incapable of expressing gratitude. Why? They have a poisoned mindset that teaches them to focus on what they DON’T have, not on what they do. Well news flash people! What you focus on expands! So the more you focus on the lack in your life, the more of it you will have.. and on and on it goes in a vicious downward totally unsexy spiral.

Keep in mind that being grateful for the awesomeness you attract into your life doesn’t mean gloating in your greatness (ok, maybe it does a little)… but appreciating the positive and wonderful things (big or small, tangible or intangible) you already have in your life.

Maybe you are grateful for your health, your friends, your new job, your hardcore work out this morning, the letter you received from a distant friend, the sun shining!

What are you grateful for this very moment?

Even as I sit here I can think of a million and a half things I am grateful for RIGHT NOW. I am not going to lie. Expressing gratitude is not always easy at first. When I first stumbled over the idea of daily gratitude I used to struggle to think of one thing I was grateful for in my life. I realize now that it was because I had the same poisoned mindset of focusing on the lack in my life. So what did I do?

I changed it. Plain and simple.

Since I started expressing gratitude, amazing things have started happening in my life.

Now it’s your turn.

So what’s the best way to express gratitude? Write down everything it is you are grateful for – EVERYDAY.

I use an awesome online application called GratitudeLog to keep my very own gratitude journal online. It’s completely free to use and it makes expressing gratitude even easier so you have absolutely NO excuse to not start RIGHT NOW.

Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Go to www.GratitudeLog.com.
  2. Sign up for your very own FREE account.
  3. Invite your friends and family to join so you can start following each others gratitude updates.
  4. Get grateful! Post your very first gratitude log.

Don’t forget to share your lovely bits of gratitude below! Tell us-what are you grateful for right now?

XO & Juicy Love,
Alex

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  2. June Harrison-Leier says:

    ….juicy, Leanne! :) jooon.

    1. June Harrison-Leier says:

      We are all very proud of your marathon efforts , Leanne…….that is no small feat!!!!!! What is next on your bucket list…???..!!! joooon

    2. Leanne Kallal says:

      Next on the list is visiting the TaJ Mahal and going to a yoga retreat in India! My flight leaves tomorrow! haha

    3. June Harrison-Leier says:

      You don't waste any time there, girlie!!!!!! :) joooon ( have loads of fun!!!) xoxo

  3. Christine Baker ಌ says:

    Awesome! Love It!

    1. Darlene Dvorak says:

      did u click on this Christine?

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  6. Today I am so grateful to be alive and healthy, to remain working and earning a salary, to be associated with wonderful partners and staff in the working organization, to have wonderful, working (at least 3) and married children(at least 2), to have 7 amazing grandchildren, to be able to support my 4th and last daughter in the university, to live in the city which takes about 15 minutes to my work place, to have wonderful siblings whom I meet regularly for fun and laughter, to stay in Malaysia with beautiful and rich cultures, to travel and see other parts of the world and many more things which are endless…. I am lucky to love and live my life to the fullest.