Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Starting a Daily Gratitude Journal

Find a notebook, or a softly covered journal, a stack of paper set aside for recycling; anything you can write on will do. Also, you'll need a pen. Each day set down one thing, in ink, that you are grateful for. Large or small, it can be huge and expanding for miles, or just the tinyest fragment if that is all you can find right now.

Do this each day, and when you've done it for seven days, go back and read each one and notice the way that you feel. Write down a little about how you are feeling.

Gratitude is a easy sometimes, and in other moments a challenge. Culitvating awareness makes gratitude expand and flow, and creating a Daily Gratitude Journal is a beautiful and deeply satisfying way to open the flood gates.

May your heart be filled with gratitude and light.
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kccat said...

This is a wonderful idea. Thank you for sharing it. I will have to try something like this.

Shanna Beaman said...

Grand idea! Thanks for writing about this.

Another idea is having a gratitude rock that you carry with you. Whenever you reach into your pocket or purse and you feel your rock, it reminds you to be grateful. You then pull it out and rub it and say what you are grateful for.

Wonderful way to stay reminded through each and every day!