How to keep a Gratitude Journal

the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness
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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.

 Things you will need: 

-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?


    • February 19, 2015 / 9:12 pm

      Thanks Kelly! I really appreciate it! I would love to see what good things you have written down!

      • February 19, 2015 / 10:42 pm

        Inspired by yours, I’ll definitely use it for a future blog post 🙂

        • February 19, 2015 / 11:27 pm

          Can’t wait to see it! 🙂

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