33 Powerful Gratitude Affirmations That Will Fill Your Heart with Joy

We often neglect what we have – it’s in human nature to take things for granted.

That’s why cultivating an attitude of gratitude can change your life for the better on so many levels. Using gratitude affirmations is one of the simplest and yet most effective ways to do that.

This practice can boost your self-esteem and change your perspective so that you develop a more positive perception of life. It can help you overcome adversities and feel happier and more fulfilled.

When Should I Use Gratitude Affirmations?

There are so many ways you could benefit from this simple self-help tool. Here are a few instances when using affirmations to boost your sense of gratitude is particularly effective:

You could repeat affirmations in the morning, upon starting your day, to fill yourself with positive energy and a feeling of gratitude.

Or you could do that at night before you fall asleep to say ‘thank you’ for this day and all the good things you have in life.

If you doubt that affirmations work, check a few studies that demonstrate their effectiveness.

In essence, this practice teaches you to focus on the bright side of life and show appreciation for the things you would normally take for granted.

33 Powerful Gratitude Affirmations

  1. My life is a precious gift
  2. I’m thankful for my good health
  3. I’m grateful for my safe and warm home
  4. I’m grateful for the food on my table
  5. I’m grateful for my ability to work and the job I have
  6. I love and appreciate the people who surround me
  7. I’m grateful for the love I receive from my dear ones
  8. My family is the most precious gift that I have
  9. I appreciate my friends and their roles in my life
  10. I’m thankful for all the blessings life has given me
  11. I see and appreciate the beauty of life
  12. I’m blessed to have the resilience to overcome adversities
  13. I’m grateful for the lessons adversity/failure is teaching me
  14. I’m grateful for my mistakes as they give me the opportunity to learn
  15. I’m grateful for my past experiences – both good and bad ones – as they have made me into the person I am today
  16. I see the good in people, and I feel grateful for all the kindness that exists in the world
  17. This day is a gift, and I appreciate it
  18. I’m grateful for the possibility to follow my dreams
  19. I’m blessed to have the possibility to do the things I love
  20. I’m thankful for the possibility to learn and evolve as a person
  21. I’m open to the opportunities life is offering me
  22. I appreciate the small things that give me joy
  23. I appreciate the moments of happiness I had today
  24. Gratitude is filling my heart when I think about all the beautiful things and people I have in my life
  25. I’m thankful for my talents, creative abilities, and good qualities
  26. I’m grateful for this sunny/rainy/windy/etc. day
  27. I see and appreciate the beauty of nature
  28. I appreciate this season of the year
  29. I feel grateful for all the good things that exist in the world
  30. I’m blessed to have the possibility to express my creative side
  31. I’m blessed to have the ability to love
  32. I’m grateful for the positive emotions I felt today
  33. I’m grateful for the lessons other people are teaching me

The Power of Morning Gratitude Affirmations

morning gratitude affirmations

There is a reason why affirmations can be particularly powerful in the morning. It happens because you fill yourself with positivity and appreciation for the day ahead. With this attitude, you will feel more content and productive.

This, in turn, could lead you to better results at work, more friendly behavior toward other people, and greater life satisfaction. Therefore, this simple morning habit could eventually change your life for the better!

Some examples of morning affirmations include:

  • I’m ready for this new day and the opportunities it brings
  • I’m ready to enjoy the moments of happiness this day is giving me
  • I’m filled with gratitude and positive energy
  • I’m open to the opportunities this day is offering me
  • I’m ready to see the light and beauty in every person I meet

However, practicing affirmations upon going to bed is a great idea too. It helps you sum up the results of the day and focus on the good things that happened to you.

How to Use Affirmations to Boost a Sense of Gratitude

As always, the best idea is to come up with your own gratitude affirmations. We all have different things to be thankful for, don’t we? So why not focus on the aspects of your life that make you happy and blessed!

You may have beautiful children that give your life meaning or lovely pets that make you happy. You might be particularly grateful for your parents’ role in your life or the hobby that allows you to express your creative energy.

There are so many different sources of gratitude! The point is to make yourself aware of them.

Typically, we tend to focus on the negative experiences and aspects of our lives because they cause a greater emotional response in us. And this is where we get it wrong – we dwell on our problems and forget about our blessings.

So think about the things and people that make you feel happy, loved, and important. And come up with your own list of gratitude affirmations.

Then repeat them every day in the morning and upon going to bed as well as in the moments of despair.

Make sure to use the present tense since words such as “could, might, will” make the affirmations sound less assertive.

You will soon notice that your perspective on life is starting to change. You will learn to see the light during the darkest moments and find the good in everything.

This ability will ultimately make you into a wiser, more balanced, and resilient person.


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