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Three Steps to Being More Grateful

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Thanksgiving isn’t for a few weeks, but now is the time to prepare. Get yourself in the grateful spirit this month and always, in or out of your Towers Woodland apartment in Conroe, TX, by trying these tips for being more grateful.

Get inspired with quotes.

With a more abstract concept such as gratitude, it can be hard to break out of the routine and really feel thankful. So here are some quotes that might inspire you:

“We tend to forget that happiness doesn’t come as a result of getting something we don’t have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have.” — Frederick Keonig

“Thankfulness creates gratitude, which generates contentment that causes peace.” — Todd Stocker

“To be content doesn’t mean you don’t desire more. It means you’re thankful for what you have and patient for what’s to come.” — Tony Gaskins

Change the way you speak.

Odds are there are at least some areas you think your speech could improve. Make those changes this month. Adapting how you react verbally to something helps you control your temper and be more of a happy person. That attitude will help you see other people and life challenges as not things that threaten you but as things you can learn from and appreciate.

Live in the moment.

When you go through life without enjoying all the wonderful and unique moments it has to offer, it can seem unfulfilling and depressing. Instead, drink in the little moments, appreciate the opportunities you are given, and delight in simple things that make you happy, like watching the sunset. When you’re so caught up in the past or busy worrying about the future, you might miss out on the chance to enjoy what is happening right now in your life.

What helps you stay mindful of the things in life to be grateful for? Let us know in the comments! We hope you find success and fulfillment with these ideas and any others you have this month.

Disclaimer: The Towers Woodland is not located in or part of The Woodlands® development. The Woodlands® is a registered trademark of The Woodlands Land Development Company, LP.