So many amazing things happen in our days that we do not even notice or appreciate. The negative events or events we didn’t want to happen are the ones that seem to naturally take precedence in our minds.
There have been a lot of great things happening in the last couple of weeks and I was telling my friend about them. Part way through the conversation I thought, ‘Wow, there are so many more great things that happened but I can’t remember what they were. What can I do to help remember them?’
So, today I took myself off to buy a gratitude journal.
I am going to make writing in my journal a nightly ritual.
Kesha from Uncommon Chick gives us some reasons to keep a gratitude journal:
1. Better emotional well-being
2. Huge stress reliever
3. Gives you a transformative, positive mindset
4. Offers great social, psychological, and even physical health benefits
5. Satisfies the theory that what you focus on expands
6. Similarly, the more you are grateful for, the more will be given to you
7. Lastly but definitely not least, you’ll benefit from being a new, more conscious, more positive, more abundant person!
She then goes on to say that ‘the greatest testimony I can give is this: the things which I’ve been continuously grateful for have begun manifesting even more in my life. So I don’t question it. It works for me and I highly suggest you take a few minutes out of your day to jot down some items on paper to expand your life positively as well!’
I will leave you with this final thought –
"If you cannot be grateful for what you received, then be thankful for what you have been spared."
I would love to hear if you have a gratitude journal, or something similar. Tell me all about it in the comments below.
Stacey Myers is a business and online marketing trainer, speaker and social media strategist accredited with the Relationship Marketing Institute. She mentors authors and writers in building relationships and community online.