I love the idea of a gratitude journal. I feel that it’s so important to notice the small things in life and to cherish them. Everybody has good days and bad days. We’re always going to have bad days; those are inevitable. It helps if you have moments of happiness and love to cling onto when the bad days are crashing down on you. That’s what a gratitude journal is all about. It’s a place where you can write things you saw, things you heard, or things you did in this notebook. It doesn’t even have to be a paragraph; it can just be a sentence or two. You don’t even have to write in it every day. Studies actually shows that you’ll be more happy if you only write in it a few times a week. When the skies are grey or when you just need a little something to make you smile, you can flip through your journal. I guarantee it will make you appreciate the world a little more.
-A journal (I prefer using a pocket-sized one so you can take it wherever you go. The biggest lie we tell ourselves is that we’ll remember what we saw. We don’t. Write it down!)
-A heart (Haha)
Below are a few things I have written in my gratitude journal:
– “A dad smiled from ear-to-ear as his disabled son was being loaded onto the school bus.”
– “Watching my dad tell someone how amazing his wife/my mom is.”
– “Seeing all these guys buy bouquets of flowers on Valentine’s Day.”
– “Seeing a man waiting for the bus, holding a Victoria’s Secret bag.”
What are some things you like to write in your gratitude journal?