DAY 13: Gratitude Can Help You Forgive

There are lots of things I am grateful for. From my family, to the roof over my head, and having awesome blog readers like you, there are a lot of great people and things in my life. I’m sure you feel the same when you take the time to think about it and make a list. Yet, we often take these positive things for granted. Practicing gratitude has become a bit of a lost art in a world that’s more focused on the future and the negative. Yet, there’s a lot to be said about actively appreciating the positive and living in the present.

But what does all this talk about gratitude have to do with forgiveness? The answer is simple. When we actively take note of everything we are grateful for, it becomes much easier to forgive others. Focusing on what we’re thankful for simply puts us in a much better frame of mind. We start to appreciate what we have and focus on the positive things in our lives. As a result it