HEALTHY LIVING
05/22/2014 08:38 am ET Updated May 22, 2014

This Will Inspire You To Express Gratitude For The Little Things

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The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- off course. GPS For The Soul can help you find your way back to balance.

GPS Guides are our way of showing you what has relieved others' stress in the hopes that you will be able to identify solutions that work for you. We all have de-stressing "secret weapons" that we pull out in times of tension or anxiety, whether they be photos that relax us or make us smile, songs that bring us back to our heart, quotes or poems that create a feeling of harmony, or meditative exercises that help us find a sense of silence and calm. We encourage you to look at the GPS Guide below, visit our other GPS Guides here, and share with us your own personal tips for finding peace, balance and tranquility.

Sometimes the simplest parts of our days are the things we're the most thankful for. Expressing a little gratitude can add value to our lives (research proves it!) and can turn your whole day around. Whether it's the opportunity to see your loved ones or just the sunny weather, take some time to acknowledge one thing you're grateful for today. Need a little encouragement? Check out what our Twitter and Facebook communities appreciate below -- you'll be embracing the simple things before you know it.

I'm grateful for...

  • ...the bright side.
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    "[I'm grateful for] good health and sunshine!" -@SunriseGuidedVi
  • ...everything in the world that makes you smile.
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    "[I'm grateful for] life, sight, taste, love, puppies, fireworks, work, friends, family, being." -@joeycradio
  • ...a well-deserved break.
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    "[I'm grateful to be] waking up and on vacation to enjoy it." -Carol De Buitleir
  • ...happy emotions.
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    "[I'm grateful] for love all around!" -@marguijaramillo
  • ...close relationships.
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    "[I'm grateful for[ my family." -@C7Saints
  • ...safety after a scary moment.
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    "[I'm grateful for] getting out of my workplace before tornado sirens started -- hugged my kiddo tight upon arrival to daycare!" -@Robbinswriters
  • ...the simple pleasures.
    "I am grateful for being alive and for having other opportunities to appreciate little things in life." -Sika Demoka

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--Posted by Lindsay Holmes

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