Best Actions are rooted in thanksgiving.

Roy Clayton
3 min readDec 29, 2020

My day to day activities is deliberate. I choose to move through life with a grateful mindset. That focus enables me to maintain a positive life.

When I step into my office each day, I remind myself that having a job is a luxury. Being thankful for employment gives me the motivation to work diligently.

Mum and child making flower chains.

Before I greet a friend or stranger, I express the gratitude that I can see them and speak with them. My initial expressions set a positive tone for our conversation.

The simple blessings of life are apparent to me with each step that I take. I move deliberately and with gusto because I am blessed with the ability to walk. I avoid moping around even when I am feeling down. My steps are guided by gratitude.

Staying calm when I discipline my children is sometimes challenging. However, my kids are precious gifts who deserve proper guidance. I use that reminder to keep my mission clear when teaching them life lessons. When they know how much of a blessing they are, my job is done well.

Today, giving thanks is a natural part of my life. I celebrate opportunities to show my grateful mindset. Recognizing the goodness in life allows me to live happily and peacefully.

Self-Reflection Questions:

1. What are some of the things that I am most thankful for?

2. How do I use my positive mindset to counteract negative energy from others?

3. In which situations are it difficult for me to stay focused on being thankful?

I appreciate all that I have.

Gratitude is a powerful emotion. When I feel grateful and appreciative about something, I attract more of that thing into my life. Appreciation is like a giant antenna that broadcasts my wishes to the universe. I send out my gratitude and receive so much in return.

I am thankful for the wonderful people in my life. My friends and family are important to me. I remind myself of this fact each day. The love I have in my life fills me with appreciation and gratitude.

I appreciate my home. I am thankful that I have a place to live. I am safe and comfortable. I enjoy living in my home and look forward to returning there at the end of each day.

I appreciate my job. My career is fulfilling and interesting. I love being able to pay my bills on time each month. I appreciate my boss and co-workers. I am grateful for all that my employment contributes to my life.

I am grateful for my health. My health is a priority for me, and I am grateful for the good state of health I enjoy. I appreciate my mind and body.

I even appreciate the negative experiences of my life. These experiences are learning moments and allow me to be more grateful for the positive experiences in my life. Challenge is good for me.

Today, I remind myself of my many blessings. I am grateful for everything good in my life.


Self-Reflection Questions:

  1. How do I feel when I am grateful?
  2. What do I view negatively in my life? Can I find a way to appreciate those things?
  3. What are the 10 things I appreciate the most in my life?

If you’d like a free digital copy of my “Happiness Journal” that I’ve created to help us, as we go through this subject, you can get it from here.

Roy Clayton