Express thanks daily to other people who do something for you (your parents, other family members, friends, employers, co-workers, waiters, store clerks…). Express thanks daily to God for whatever you believe God did for you that day (never wait longer than bedtime to do this). It’s best to also thank God during the day when good things happen like this: “Thank you God & praise you God for _______” (=praying without ceasingas in 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18). Start reading God’s Love-letter daily (use the New King James Bible or the Amplified Bible).
It is a great idea to write down in your “Gratitude Diary” everything you are grateful for that happened that day, then read it aloud (no negatives are allowed in your Gratitude Dairy). Be sure to thank God for the things you learned from his Word (the Bible) as you studied it that day. It is imperative that you think of at least ONE thing that happened that day for which you are grateful. Write enough detail about the thing(s) for which you are grateful so that, if you read that entry 5 to 10 years later, you will be able to remember those events clearly at that time. Humans tend to remember a lot of detail about the terrible things in their life but quickly forget the good things that have happened.
On a day when you are having particularly difficult challenges, open up your Gratitude Diary and read some of your previous entries aloud. Read enough of those entries to change your mind from gloom and doom to a mind of peace and positivity. Research has shown that the average child hears the word “No” 100 times for every time they hear the word “Yes” once! Therefore, most adults are dealing with excess negativity. The daily writing in your Gratitude Journal and frequent reading of its entries can transform a person for negativity to positivity.