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Gratitude Journal

Do you or have you ever kept a gratitude journal? It’s a simple way to reflect on the things you are thankful for within your life.

I try to write down at least five things each day that I’m thankful for. Some days are easier than others, but taking the time to stop and reflect on my day and what I have (versus what I don’t) makes a huge difference.  On the days that I’m too busy or tired, I can feel the difference in my attitude and overall demeanor.

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Simple Tips to Keeping a Gratitude Journal

  • Choose a journal that works for you – a formal journal might work best or a Word file on your computer. You could even utilize the Notes section of your smart phone or download a virtual journal.
  • Be specific with what you’re thankful for. Rather than “I’m thankful for my family” focus on the why for that particular day – “I’m thankful that my children made it through dinner time without arguing”

  • List 3-5 items. Decide on a goal that will work best for you and try to be as consistent as possible. This is a great habit to form and will do wonders for your demeanor and outlook on your daily life.
  • Set a gratitude alarm or reminder. A specific time each day to stop what you’re doing and write in your gratitude journal.
  • Look at ways to turn not-so-good events into positives for you. Find ways to be grateful during the storms of life, the disappointments and the dark moments that come.

You can download a simple gratitude journal here. It’s pay what you want.
And yes – you can change the price to $0 and download for free.

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Kokoa Magazine

Wednesday 17th of July 2013

I use to keep a journal and I have gotten away from it. You must give thanks for the simple things in life. Today I am thankful for business and growing my little business slowly but surely.

Lazandria King

Wednesday 17th of July 2013

Amen,I touch and agree and I always say, DON'T DESPISE SMALL BEGINNINGS!

Darlene Nemeth (@DarleneBNemeth)

Friday 12th of July 2013

Hi Michelle, I keep a gratitude journal and try to write at least ten things that i am grateful for each day. I make sure to include the "why" for each thing.

Two things I am grateful for today are the hugs and kisses from my granddaughters cause it feels so nice to be loved.

Bye for now, Darlene

Kalley C

Thursday 11th of July 2013

I love a gratitude journal. I do the same thing with my daughter when we end our day to talk about the positives and not dwell on the negative. It's a great way to wrap up the day and really see the good in it!

Teresa Moody

Thursday 11th of July 2013

Thankful for having an awesome family!

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