Ways to practice Gratitude include gratitude journals, Naikan, blessings, greeting the dawn, mealtime graces, offerings, and the specific practices below.

Reverse any tendency you have to make comparisons. Quit talking about what you don't have compared to what you have; stop whining about how you are doing career-wise, relationship-wise, or any other-wise in comparison to how a friend or enemy is doing. The next time you start chattering about wanting something more, better, or different, don't listen.

  • Roshi Philip Kapleau in Awakening to Zen explains a simple gesture that expresses thanksgiving.
  • Mary Gordon in Seeing Through Places models how to express gratitude for significant spaces we've enjoyed.

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