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A Pockitude™ is a gratitude recorded in a pocket-sized journal. It’s choosing to focus on the better things, the things that remind you why it’s great to be alive. We all need consistent reminders of the good things, and writing them down as you see them is a great tool in your arsenal. The Pockitudes™ journal fits in your pockets and purses, so you can record your gratitudes as they come to you.

With a quick jot, you get a monumental shift on your outlook in life. We encourage you to write your gratitudes for just two weeks. See for yourself the benefits. See for yourself the change in your attitude. See for yourself how you will begin to discover the good in things, people, and places.

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A Pockitude™ is a gratitude recorded in a pocket-sized journal. It’s choosing to focus on the better things, the things that remind you why it’s great to be alive. See for yourself the change in your attitude, and how you will begin to discover the good in things, people, and places. With a quick jot, you get a shift in your attitude. 

Gratitude, what it takes.

Frederic Terral

Saying thank you always makes me happy. The driver who takes me home, the 'mama mboga' at the market, the supermarket attendant who serves me; I say thank you to them all. The one thing that gives me joy and satisfaction in this life is showing gratitude. It isn't about what I get in return, it is about what I experience as a person.

Good morning dear. Thank you for coming into my life, for being my pillar, my friend and much more. I hope you continue to stay there. I love you ~ Ed Moraa

I was left speechless after reading this, it isn't everyday someone appreciates me to this extent. I felt special, I am special. Maybe I haven't appreciated you until now, here it is, thank you for reading my posts each time I publish. Thank you for being my audience, thank you for being my invisible friend, thank you for being my family. Thank you for being in my life.

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Starting a Gratitude Practice

Frederic Terral

As compared with most of the world, U.S. citizens are rich, but to what extent are we happy? We’re taught less to express gratitude, than to strive, perpetually seeking the next thing. Surely that will “make us happy”, except that then we’ll be preoccupied the next goal. Meanwhile we’re anxious that bad people will steal, ruin, or misappropriate our possessions, or that we haven’t bought the right thing.

Our founding document speaks of happiness as something to be pursued. We chase after “it.” So the idea of gratitude is an unclaimed orphan in U.S. culture. Why would be risk halting the “pursuit” in order to celebrate what we have? (If you click this link, then scroll down to “gratitude.”)

It is minority voices that suggest we should live not only in the endless future but in the present, that we notice what is good in the only time we can ever live in, the now. Without reference to striving, these voices tell us that if we neglect the present, we throw away a treasure.

I thought of this when friends told my wife and me about their daily practice of gratitude. Every evening in notebooks they describe things they are grateful for, then read each other what they’ve written. Getting ready for a possible move, they’re giving up various things, but they don’t want to discard these notebooks. Why do they read them aloud? Because being witnessed deepens their commitment.

Craig K. Comstock, Contributor - author, TV host, social commentator, former foundation director

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I skeptically tried practicing gratitude. It completely changed my life.

Frederic Terral

A few years back I worked in a university building that also housed an entire department full of psychologists, all of whom seemed to see us administrative types as perfect guinea pigs for their latest theories. I learned to be wary of answering seemingly casual questions in the elevator. If an eager graduate student showed up in my office bearing a tray of pastries and asked me to pick one, I'd cast a chary glance and ask "Why?" before grabbing the apple fritter.

So one day, when someone from the Psychology Department posted instructions in the bathroom exhorting all of us to "Think about five things for which you're grateful every day for a week!" my response was frankly suspicious. I did the math. Five things a day for seven days is a lot of brainpower to expend without so much as the promise of an apple fritter.

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What the Brain Reveals about Gratitude

Frederic Terral

Imagine you are on the run from a Nazi manhunt and are taken under the protection of a stranger. This stranger spends the winter providing you with food and shelter—even traveling to other towns to relay messages to your family members—yet has no hope or expectation of repayment from you. While your loved ones are systematically ensnared by the Nazi machine, this stranger keeps you alive and nourishes your faith in humanity, offering proof that in the midst of widespread horror, many individuals still act with unfettered compassion and dignity.

When you think about this stranger, what they risked, what you received—how would you feel?

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What if instead of ‘body love,’ you worked on ‘body gratitude?’

Frederic Terral

 44652546 - urban woman sitting on a bench of a park and breathing deep fresh air

For many people the jump from ‘body hatred’ to ‘body love’ feels overwhelming and impossible. There’s a lot of talk in the media about focusing on ‘body love.’ For those who are struggling with loving their body, it may feel like they are failing.

However, when I work with clients, I talk to them about redefining positive body image. The way that I define positive body image, is not spending so much time thinking about the appearance of your body because you are busy living your amazing life.

Even if you look in the mirror and love what you see, the reality is that our bodies will change as we age. Our bodies are not slabs of marble and they are not meant to stay the same. Thus, putting your self worth into your external appearance is a recipe for discontent.

However, one thing that can be helpful on the journey to creating a more positive body image (i.e. going from body-hate to a less body-focused life) is thinking about a sense of gratitude for body-function.

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Discover the Three Keys of Gratitude to Unlock Your Happiest Life!: Jane Ransom at TEDxChennai

Frederic Terral

Jane Ransom helps people build great relationships-with themselves, their partners and the rest of the world. As a coach and speaker, she draws on the latest brain science, while using true stories to teach and to inspire. A professional hypnotist, Jane specializes in the subconscious mind, that hard-to-pin-down part of ourselves that guides our feelings, thoughts and behavior.

Why You Should Keep a Journal

Frederic Terral

Writing can do wonders for your health. Beyond keeping your creative juices flowing—a separate topic we'll get to shortly—regular writing can give you a safe, cathartic release valve for the stresses of your daily life. We've discussed some of those mental and emotional benefits of writing before, from the angle of creative writing—but you don't have to write fiction to get them. For example, we've mentioned that keeping an awesomeness journal can do wonders for your self-esteem. Not only does regular writing make you feel good, it helps you re-live the events you experienced in a safe environment where you can process them without fear or stress.

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Gratitude Is Good For The Soul And Helps The Heart, Too

Frederic Terral

As we launch into Thanksgiving week, consider this: Research shows that feeling grateful doesn't just make you feel good. It also helps — literally helps — the heart.

A positive mental attitude is good for your heart. It fends off depression, stress and anxiety, which can increase the risk of heart disease, says Paul Mills, a professor of family medicine and public health at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine. Mills specializes in disease processes and has been researching behavior and heart health for decades. He wondered if the very specific feeling of gratitude made a difference, too.

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5 Beneficial Side Effects of Kindness

Frederic Terral

“If you haven’t any charity in your heart, you have the worst kind of heart trouble.”
— Bob Hope

When we think of side effects, the first thing that springs to mind are the side effects of drugs. But who’d have thought that kindness could have side effects, too?

Well, it does! And positive ones at that.

Of course, we should never do an act of kindness to gain from it. We should always be kind because it’s the right thing to do. But when we are kind, the following are some side effects that come with it...,

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10 Surprising Benefits You’ll Get From Keeping a Journal

Frederic Terral

When it comes to keeping a journal, stereotypes of Sweet Valley High and Napoleon Dynamite quickly come to mind; “Dear diary” is reserved for the high-school sweetheart or awkward recluse. Others see writing merely as a tool, a pragmatic means to an end, certainly without value in and of itself.

But science continues to dissolve skepticism. For those sitting on the fence, these 10 benefits of journaling will convince you to start writing.

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Gratitude is not "OMG I'm SO grateful for my BMW!"

Frederic Terral

Gratitude does not mean denying reality, sadness, grief, or loss. On the contrary, it's about acknowledging all those things. In fact, feelings of sadness and loss can often lead you to greater feelings of gratitude.

For example, contemplating how alone we appear to be in a vast universe devoid of any signs of other life might make you grateful for this precious life-sustaining blue planet. On the other hand, maybe it just makes you want to go shopping, which brings us to...

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A Beginner’s Guide to Gratitude

Frederic Terral

Needlepoint pillows remind us to count our blessings, we gather around the table at Thanksgiving every year to give thanks for what we are grateful for, and since the late 1990s Oprah has been telling us we need to keep a gratitude journal. Gratitude is a concept we can all understand, but isn’t something that is always put into regular practice. Making the conscious effort to make gratitude a part of our daily existence will rewire the mind, to be more receptive to noticing, and savoring the moments of happiness that give us contentment in our lives.

“Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.”
— Oprah Winfrey

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How and why to practice gratitude at work

Frederic Terral

According to a wide variety of research, practicing gratitude can make us happier and healthier. It can improve our sleep, self-esteem and overall well-being. It can also result in more people liking us, better relationships and more success at work.

So, why aren't we all doing it?

Because being grateful is not necessarily easy — and it does require practice. Plus, it can be particularly challenging to embrace gratitude when it comes to our jobs, co-workers, salary, commute or long-hours. So, how do we go about practicing gratitude it at work?

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The Benefits of Gratitude

Frederic Terral

Gratitude is an emotion expressing appreciation for what one has—as opposed to, for example, a consumer-driven emphasis on what one wants. Gratitude is getting a great deal of attention as a facet of positive psychology: Studies show that we can deliberately cultivate gratitude, and can increase our well-being and happiness by doing so. In addition, gratefulness—and especially expression of it to others—is associated with increased energy, optimism, and empathy.

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9 Easy Ways to Get More Grateful (Ellen Seidman, TIME)

Frederic Terral

Jessica Pettway for TIME

Jessica Pettway for TIME

I felt several flashes of gratitude today, and it wasn’t even Thanksgiving or Ben & Jerry’s Free Cone Day. First my husband, Dave, got me iced coffee without my asking. Then my 8-year-old presented me with a handmade Rainbow Loom bracelet. And my new comforter felt amazingly soft and luxe when I fell into bed at night. Ahh . . .

As I grow older, I’m getting more appreciative of the people and creature comforts that make me feel loved and contented. One study estimated that for every 10 years of life, gratitude increases by 5%. And that, the research suggests, is beneficial to our bodies and minds: People who are regularly grateful—who acknowledge the goodness in life and the sources of it—are generally healthier and happier.

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How Gratitude Changes You and Your Brain

Frederic Terral

Evan Kirby/Unsplash

Evan Kirby/Unsplash

With the rise of managed health care, which emphasizes cost-efficiency and brevity, mental health professionals have had to confront this burning question: How can they help clients derive the greatest possible benefit from treatment in the shortest amount of time?

Recent evidence suggests that a promising approach is to complement psychological counseling with additional activities that are not too taxing for clients but yield high results. In our own research, we have zeroed in on one such activity: the practice of gratitude. Indeed, many studies over the past decade have found that people who consciously count their blessings tend to be happier and less depressed.

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3rd Annual Jerry Garcia Global Moment Of Gratitude.

Frederic Terral

CLAYTON CALL VIA GETTY IMAGES Rock icon Jerry Garcia of the Grateful Dead died 22 years ago.

CLAYTON CALL VIA GETTY IMAGES

Rock icon Jerry Garcia of the Grateful Dead died 22 years ago.

Be nice. It’s what Jerry Garcia would’ve wanted. Today marks the 22nd anniversary of the Grateful Dead icon’s death, and one of his old bandmates is using the occasion to add a touch of kindness to the world. Drummer Mickey Hart posted on Facebook that he’d like people to pause at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT for the 3rd Annual Jerry Garcia Global Moment Of Gratitude. 

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