Expressing gratitude before bed can have a number of benefits for sleep, including:
1. Reducing stress and anxiety: Focusing on the things you are grateful for can help to shift your mindset away from negative thoughts and worries, which can make it easier to fall asleep and stay asleep.
2. Improving mood: Gratitude can help to boost feelings of positivity and contentment, which can promote a more positive mood and a greater sense of well-being.
3. Enhancing self-esteem: Reflecting on the things you are grateful for can help to increase feelings of self-worth and self-esteem, which can make it easier to relax and let go of the day’s stressors.
4. Promoting relaxation: Reflecting on things you are grateful for can create a sense of calm and contentment that can make it easier to relax and fall asleep.
5. Improving sleep quality: Regularly expressing gratitude has been linked to better quality sleep, which means that you may feel more refreshed and alert upon waking.
I am so grateful for the world around, The beauty that surrounds, The trees that reach for the sky, The birds that sing their lullaby.
I am so grateful for the people in my life, My family, my friends, my life, Their love and support, it means so much, I thank the stars, the moon and the touch.
I am grateful for the little things, The flowers that bloom, the buzzing of the bees, The taste of coffee in the morning, The warmth of the sun, the rain falling.
I am grateful for my health, For the air I breathe, for the food I eat, For the ability to move, to think, to see, All blessings that help me to be.
I am so grateful for this life I lead, For all the joys, the love, the peace, I’ll cherish each day, and give thanks for all the beauty it brings. ❤️
Dear Heavenly Father,
We come to you today with grateful hearts, giving thanks for the many blessings in our lives. We thank you for the gift of life, for the air we breathe, for the food we eat, for the love and support of our family and friends.
We are grateful for the beauty of the world around us, for the majesty of nature, for the warmth of the sun, for the rain that nourishes the earth. We are thankful for the gift of laughter, for the music that touches our souls, for the art that inspires us.
We ask that you continue to guide us, to help us to see the blessings in our lives and to be thankful for them. We pray that others may also come to know the joy and gratitude that comes from giving thanks for all that you have given us.
We know that there are those who may be struggling to see the blessings in their lives, and we pray that you would open their hearts and minds to the beauty and goodness that surrounds them. Help them to find peace and contentment in knowing that they are loved and cherished.
We give you all the glory and praise, now and always. Amen.