One of the things that makes a practice of gratitude so powerful is that it requires us to stop and draw on other positive feelings before we become conscious to what we are truly grateful for.
In other words, to be grateful for the beautiful landscape, you’ve got to pause long enough to notice it in the first place. To be grateful for the actions of another, you’ve got to take in the gift they offered up and experience it. Gratitude us requires to pause, feel, notice and appreciate. When we do all those things, our practice becomes sustainable and we feel better.
One way to invoke those big feelings is to look for the awesome in every moment. To live with wonder and awe. Robert Emmons, one of the foremost experts on gratitude talks about that in this short video.
Challenge yourself to find the awesome in your life and make Thanks Giving an active, every day practice.