The Practice of Gratitude Here are some things that you can do to become more a more grateful person: Create a Gratitude Jar Every day, write down something you feel grateful for on a slip of paper and drop it in the jar. Then, next Thanksgiving, take out those slips of paper and read them over. Write in a Daily Gratitude Journal Make it a daily habit to write down at least three things you feel grateful for. Simple things, like a sunny day, a good meal, or a pleasant conversation . Start a Gratitude Bulletin Board Hang one in the office to help you keep proper perspective about the world or keep it prominently displayed in your home Use Social Media to Share Your Gratitude While many people use social media to complain or vent, you can use it to express your appreciation. Post one thing you're grateful for every day on Facebook or Twitter. You'll attract positive vibes from others and you might see a ripple effect as those around you start expressing gratitude more often as well. Mark Anniversaries with Milestones & Predictions On your anniversary, birthday, or any other momentous occasion start a new tradition. Write a letter celebrating the highlights of your year and your predictions for the next year. Seal the letter and open it together on your next anniversary.