Today, I am Grateful for…

8 Feb

A good night’s sleep.

Morning jam, morning biscuits.

Living in a place where it is not stressful to do shopping.

A refreshing walk in the rain.

Being surrounded by kind, thoughtful and open people.

A clean home.

Receiving a wonderful e-mail from a friend.

Laughter.

Gratitude


What are you grateful for today?

Wait, hold that thought. Go get a gorgeous notebook, some colourful pens and set aside ten minutes to write.

To write your daily gratitudes.

Gratitude Prayer

We all have things to be grateful for. But they often go unnoticed, overshadowed by all the negative things that happen in our day. If we start paying attention and appreciating all of the good things that happen to us – however small they may be – our vision of our daily life transforms. By recognising and focusing on the positive, we improve our mood, our health and our energy.

“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow.
~ Melody Beady

Some days, we may only have one or two things to note in our gratitude journal; other days, we may fill two pages. But there is always something to be grateful for, even on the greyest of days.

So go on, start that gratitude journal.

Gratitude Journal

I was inspired to start my own gratitude journal after reading SeaSweetie’s Pages.

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8 Responses to “Today, I am Grateful for…”

  1. ameliaclaire92 08/02/2012 at 23:41 #

    I love the idea of a gratitude journal. 🙂

    • l0ve0utl0ud 10/02/2012 at 17:48 #

      It’s a wonderful thing to remind you of all the wonderful things in your life!

  2. Kate 08/02/2012 at 23:47 #

    I. Love. This post. I totally agree that we all need to keep a gratitude journal. I’ve blogged of the same thing myself. It’s such a great idea. It helps us be on the lookout and focus on the positive things that happen throughout our day. Such a good habit to keep. Thank you for this post. 🙂

    • l0ve0utl0ud 10/02/2012 at 17:51 #

      I’ve noticed that since I’ve started keeping a gratitude journal I’ve started being more aware of things that bring me happiness in my every day life. It sure does change our perception of things!

  3. pattisj 09/02/2012 at 06:46 #

    Keeping a gratitude journal is a great idea. We have SO much to be thankful for.

    • l0ve0utl0ud 10/02/2012 at 17:52 #

      You’re right – they are so many beautiful things in our lives! Sadly, many of these often go unnoticed. Hence how awesome it is to keep a gratitude journal!

  4. Nicola Karesh 09/02/2012 at 16:53 #

    I am grateful for a day that is unhurried and the feeling that there is all the time in the world to reflect, be amazed and to enjoy fully… whatever!

    • l0ve0utl0ud 10/02/2012 at 17:53 #

      That’s a truly beautiful thing to be grateful for! Thank you for sharing.

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