Ramadan: A 30 day step-by-step guide to practicing gratitude in Abu Dhabi

When we think of Ramadan, we instantly think of fasting, praying, and most importantly gratitude.

Gratitude as a virtue is central to Ramadan, a month of fasting where Muslims abstain from food or drink from sunrise to sunset. This Ramadan, you can try a 30-day Gratitude Challenge to make it a habit that you will fall in love with.

To practice your Gratitude Challenge regularly, you can choose a particular time when you want to offer your gratitude for something. You can either say it aloud every day beginning with, “Today, I am grateful for…” or you can maintain a gratitude journal. If you like writing and you want to go paperless, you can even make notes on your phone.

Here’s a 30 day step-by-step guide by Sonia Kiran Punjabi to practicing gratitude this Ramadan.

Day 1: Who are you most grateful for in your life?

Day 2: What are you most grateful for about your health?

Day 3: Think of any moment in the day that you were most thankful for.

Day 4: What are you most grateful for in terms of abundance in your life?

Day 5: What are you most grateful for in your home?

Day 6: Name any one situation that turned out great in your life that you are most thankful for.

Day 7: Say gratitude for any one ritual that you are practicing during Ramadan.

Day 8: What is it about your family or friends that you are most grateful for?

Day 9: Name one challenge you have overcome during the pandemic that you are happy about.

Day 10: Name any charitable act that was done by you or to you that you are thankful for.

Day 11: What comfort are you most grateful for?

Day 12: Name one thing that you are grateful for about your body.

Day 13: What is the one food item you enjoy during iftar and are thankful for?

Day 14: What are most grateful for in the first 2 weeks of Ramadan?

Day 15: Name one thing about Nature or Mother Earth that you are thankful for.

Day 16: Think of any one thing that you are grateful for in your home/office/school.

Day 17: What book or movie are you most thankful for that changed your perception of life?

Day 18: What is the most memorable holiday you had that you feel grateful for?

Day 19: Who are the teachers in your life you are most grateful for?

Day 20: What are the words of prayer that you are most inspired by and grateful for?

Day 21: What good habit that you may have formed this year are you most grateful for?

Day 22: What skill of yours are you most grateful for?

Day 23: Name one strength of yours that you are thankful for.

Day 24: Name one thing that you are thankful for in your day-to-day life.

Day 25: What is the one thing you are grateful for about your country?

Day 26: What is the one thing you are grateful for about your community?

Day 27: Name any technology that you are most thankful for.

Day 28: Think about one person who has most helped you in life and give your gratitude.

Day 29: What are the lessons that you are most grateful for this Ramadan?

Day 30: What blessings of Eid are you most grateful for?

If you skip a day, just keep moving forward by giving your gratitude twice the next day. Make sure you do the complete 30-day challenge.

Trust the feeling from within where you feel happier once you cultivate the virtue of gratitude

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