5-Minute Gratitude Practice for Radical Transformation

5-Minute Gratitude Practice | Adri Kyser

Gratitude Practice!

As I prepare to spend Thanksgiving with my family at our home, I start a Gratitude Practice. I feel fortunate for all of the blessings in my life including being surrounded by people I love both on the yoga mat and at home.

As I prepare to teach a Gratitude Yoga Class this Thursday morning,  I cannot help but feel compassion for those that are less fortunate and this upcoming Thanksgiving.

I read an article that talks about how the month of December is one of the busiest months for this psychotherapist in NYC due to her clients having high levels of stress and suffering from adrenal fatigue related to their family and work relationships and all of the emotional triggers they encounter.

Giving Thanks Regularly

It’s easy to be grateful when things go right, when we feel loved and supported, and when we have meaningful relationships.

It takes even more practice and commitment to be grateful when we don’t feel loved, when we are struggling or things don’t work out.

We all had our shares of struggles and heart breaks one time or another, but if we want to achieve radical transformation, cultivate meaningful relationships, and embrace the blessing in our lives, WE MUST CULTIVATE A GRATITUDE PRACTICE.

If we want to achieve radical transformation, we must start a daily  gratitude practice.

As we enter the holiday season, let’s find time for introspection, restoration, and renewal. Let’s make a commitment to slow down and give thanks for all the blessings in our lives.

This week, let’s celebrate all of the things we are grateful for, let go of the unnecessary, and cultivate forgiveness and compassion.

Let’s take a moment to say a prayer for those less fortunate. Take time to volunteer or donate items to help those in need. Let the holiday season remind you of what is truly important in life.

Gratitude Ritual 

This gratitude ritual only takes a few minutes and can be a wonderful daily Gratitude Practice. One simple trick… I set an alarm on my phone at a specific time so I can stop everything I’m doing and start my Gratitude Practice.  

A Gratitude Ritual by Debbie Ford

The beautiful gifts of gratitude begin at home

so today invite a healing to happen

in your own body

in your own consciousness

in your own loving heart

that feels blessed to be alive


Notice all the riches you’ve been given

the feet that allow you to stand

the legs that allow you to walk

the stomach that allows you to eat

the lungs that allow you to breathe

the throat that allows you to speak

the mouth that allows you to taste

the nose that allows you to smell

the eyes that allow you to see

and your beating heart

that allows you to love

Honor them all.


Become present to the treasures of your life

the opportunities that you have been given

the ones that have effortlessly opened up for you this year

Reflect on your family, your kids, your partner, your friends

Look through appreciative eyes

the eyes of what’s right

the eyes of the divine

Give thanks in a way that you never have before.


Allow fear, doubt, struggle and pain

to melt away in the presence of this all-loving appreciation.

Thank God that you have a consciousness

that is able to shift and transform in just a moment.

Thank God that you are courageous enough

to take a moment to bless yourself

to bless the universe

to bless all those who love and guide you

and then to bless all of the world.


Send your tears of love and gratitude

to those who are in pain

to those who are alone

to those who are confused.

Allow the heavenly vibration of gratitude

to puncture their fearful illusions

and open up their hearts to what is truly divine


Today, take this vow of deep self-love and gratitude

knowing that when you are in the presence of this kind of love

you – as well as all of those around you – will flourish.


Take five slow deep breaths, breathing in love, appreciation, gratitude and joy.

Know that you are never alone and you will never be alone.

We are all here surrounding you with love.


Happy Thanksgiving!

{ 5 comments… add one }
  • Gwyneth Mason November 24, 2016, 1:29 pm

    Thank you! Grateful for life love joy and an ornery cat who knocks everything down on the counter while reading this! Humor helps in these times! Love and gratitude!

    • Adri Kyser November 25, 2016, 2:21 pm

      Thanks Gwyneth! Humor is always good 🙂

  • Lynne November 25, 2016, 12:27 am

    I absolutely LOVE your post! How beautiful.
    My being expands with sparkling JOY & LOVE…
    Thank YOU! Thank YOU!

  • Adri Kyser November 25, 2016, 2:22 pm

    Thank you Lynne. Love and Light to you as well.

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