My life is a gift and I appreciate everything I have. I am present in this moment, and give thanks for the resources that I have to work with. Even when things aren’t perfect, I realize that resource restrictions just require me to use my imagination and to be innovative. I am not complacent but I am content in the moment, and will make the best possible use of everything I have.

This Affirmation Helps Me to Simplify

My life is a gift and I appreciate everything I have. Having fewer things means that I have more time to enjoy life, rather than caring for possessions and cleaning up clutter. The things I need are good quality, and my few luxury items are actually treasured luxuries. To simplify means to have fewer things that bring me joy through their beauty, necessity, and efficiency.

This Affirmation Helps Me to Create

My life is a gift and I appreciate everything I have. Every day I am thankful for the creative abilities that I have, and that I am fortunate enough to have opportunities to use them. I treasure everything that I make, even when they don’t turn out perfectly. To create means to express my gratitude for the skills and talents I possess that allow me to make things.

This Affirmation Helps Me to Thrive

My life is a gift and I appreciate everything I have. By not taking anything for granted I am mindful of how I use my resources, including the time that I have on this Earth, so that I can make everything count. To thrive means having all of the things that I need and many of the things that I want, and to truly be grateful and acknowledge how well I have it.

My Life is a Gift and I Appreciate Everything I Have

There is a body of peer-reviewed work in the field of social psychology that indicates self-affirmation can reduce a person’s stress response. It doesn’t affect short-term mood or long-term self-esteem, but it does create a buffer against everyday stressors. It won’t magically make your dreams come true. You cannot change the world around you with your thoughts. Affirmations can help you to reframe your thinking and help you to focus your actions. The greatest effects come when affirmations reinforce your values and priorities.

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