Gratitude Journal Tuesday's Desire to Inspire 3/1/2016

Gratitude Journal2(Photo © 2016 Jack Canfield)

This week, I am bringing you Desire to Inspire on Tuesday.  I have been so busy preparing for St. Augustine Fashion Week that I was not able to get this out to you yesterday.  My apologies.

Since the beginning of the year, I have been keeping a gratitude journal in addition to my regular activity journaling that I do every night.  It takes minimal time, but it very fulfilling.  I write in Jack Canfield’s Gratitude Journal which is pictured above and can be purchased here.   It begins at the beginning of the year and covers the entire year.  You can start at anytime during the year and just finish up at the same time the following year.  Each day has only five lines so the commitment to write is minimal.

However, it is what is contained in those five lines that is so powerful!  Each day, I write down all the things for which I am grateful or thankful.  It is really eye-opening how you begin to see the world when you begin to be thankful for the things in it.  Now as I go about my day, I think about things that I can include in my gratitude journal that night, however brief.

I wish that I had been keeping a journal like this many years ago.  It has improved my perspective on life so much.  Now I do not look at what is wrong with life so much as what is right with it.  It is really enjoyable to look at life from the side of “what is great and positive that I can put in my gratitude journal tonight?” rather than “what can I fill up my journal with tonight?”

If you have ever thought about journaling or already keep a non-specific journal, I encourage you to try keeping a Gratitude Journal and see how it changes your life!  I promise you that it is an endeavor that you will not regret!

4 Comments

  1. What a wonderful idea! There’s nothing quite like just taking a little bit of time to reflect and find things to be grateful for to change your world perspective. Thank you for sharing!

    xo Soo | http://www.BrownEyedToast.com

    • Thanks so much for your positive remarks about Gratitude Journaling! I absolutely love it and I’m sure you will too (if you don’t already!). Thanks for stopping by and for your comment!

      xo
      Beth

  2. What a cute looking journal! I tried different journals through the years to boost my overall mood. It really does work. When I was working through depression, actively making myself write down the good things, while difficult, had more of an impact than I realized at the time. I would love to do this again with a gratitude journal. Thanks for the inspiration!
    xo
    Nataliya
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    • Thanks so much for your insights, Nataliya! I find my journal keeping time to be the best part of my day! Thanks for your comment 🙂

      xo
      Beth

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