The same way you increase gratitude in the young! You can ask leading questions, but at the end of the day gratitude is a choice, a conscious action and an inside job. 😉
Of course!! There are actually more things to be grateful for when you're older. You may have a family to be grateful for, a job, friends who you hang out with a lot. Or you can be grateful for living a healthy life, because that's a really important thing to be grateful for! Be grateful for the people around you. Older people generally have more time on their hands of they don't have a job, so take out a pen and a piece of paper and take 5 minutes out of your day to be grateful for each and every small and big thing. There's a huge list of things to be grateful for in any time of your life!!!
- What is the simplest thing you are grateful for?
- What does gratitude help you accomplish?
- Is gratefulness a habit or mindset? Do we call it a habit just to cultivate that mindset in long term?
- Inspite of practicing the gratitude my mind to get back to it’s old habit of focusing on the negatives does that happen with you also?
- Do you actually use the meditation exercises? Do they actually help you over a course of time?
- How do you find something to be grateful for on a bad day?
- Do you see being grateful part of your religious faith or only a secular (worldly) idea?
- How is your being grateful habit coming along? Is it hard? Easy? Do you find yourself just listing random stuff for the sake of, or do you actually deeply think about what you are truly grateful or appreciative of?
- When you are down in tje dumps, angry, resentful, etc., it is so hard to be grateful and see good… what are some quick fixes to get out of a funk/stinkin’ thinkin’?
- Do you try to pick something different to be grateful for everyday?