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My Daily Gratitude Practice: Finding Joy in Life

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Publisher Renee Dee explains her daily gratitude practices and expresses gratitude for her family, friends and readers.

Gratitude means so many different things at different stages of life. As a kid I remember being grateful that school got canceled on a snowy day or grateful that I passed a pop quiz. 

However, as I put some proverbial miles on the tires of life, gratitude became a bigger awareness for me. In fact, I started feeling this powerful force of truly appreciating my life, my health, my deep friendships, my family, my business, my personal network and my son. 


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Trust me, so many things in my life have gone exactly the opposite to how I thought they’d go, but being grateful for opportunities, challenges and adversity built my confidence and helped me see that every problem has a solution. This confidence has allowed me to expand the world around me, and honestly, gives me peace.

You can’t fake out gratitude…you have to really feel it, and I do. With the daily gratitude practice to find joy in life,I feel enormously blessed, and I feel abundance in my life. Appreciating what you have is the first step to achieving what you hope to achieve.

Gratitude gives me hope for the future, and makes me believe I can achieve what I set my mind to. Gratitude makes me feel like all things are possible. 


I’m not the best-known or wealthiest person on this planet, but if I had the chance to “come back” as anyone, I would still choose to come back as me.

I am so grateful for honest friendships, the love of my child, the opportunities to learn and grow, my creative mind, my eye for beauty and my cup-runneth-over level of energy, enthusiasm and well-being. As we approach this season of gratitude, I am grateful for all of you. 

And as Snoop Dog said in that viral video, “I want to thank me.”

“I want to thank me for believing in me, I want to thank me for doing all this hard work. I wanna thank me for having no days off. I wanna thank me for never quitting. I wanna thank me for always being a giver and trying to give more than I receive. I wanna thank me for trying to do more right than wrong. I wanna thank me for being me at all times.” – Snoop Dogg 

And you should take some time this season to thank YOU.

With Gratitude,

With Gratitude,

Renee M. Dee

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