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16 Easy Ways To Practice Gratitude This Year That Will Change Your Life

These small ways of giving thanks make all the difference!

1. Send out a random good morning text to a close friend!

Take some time to brighten someone else's day right out the gate.

2. Try your best to be on time for social gatherings.

It may seem small, but respecting people's time is a great way to show them you appreciate them.

3. Give your friend a social media shoutout.

It's time for the internet to appreciate them as much as you do.

4. Take yourself out on a date.

You're worth it, and you know it.

5. Take the time out to appreciate compliments directed toward you.

It's easy to brush off compliments, but when someone shows gratitude toward you, make sure you let that sink in.

6. Randomly call someone you haven't spoken to in awhile.

Everyone says they want to keep in touch, but very few people actually do. Make someone feel special by reaching out.

7. Contact an old teacher and let them know how you're doing.

They invested in you, and seeing your growth will mean a lot to them.

8. Make a postcard and send it to a friend just because.

Everyone loves getting mail that isn't junk mail or bills.

9. Write out quick and easy thank you notes for your coworkers.

It's a classy thing that almost no one does, but it can go a long way.

10. Be a more generous driver.

No one likes rush hour, but everyone loves the person that lets them over during rush hour.

11. Take a moment to think of the people who prepared your meal before you eat it.

It takes a lot of farmers, truck drivers, grocery workers, and many others to get your food on to your plate. Take a moment to thank them for their hard work.

12. Leave your phone at home for the day.

Leaving your phone at home for the day gives you the chance to notice the small details around you.

13. Let a store manager know about the great customer service you've received.

Usually managers only hear the complaints. Make them and their coworkers feel good by letting them know they did a good job.

14. Take photos of the things you appreciate.

Your future self will appreciate this too.

15. Leave a positive online review for local restaurants and stores you enjoy.

Helping out the businesses you love is a great way to build the community you want to live in.

16. Don't forget to say thank you!

Thanks for reading this!

All images courtesy of Getty Images.

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