Fill a gratitude journal with me
I began collecting meaningful moments in the pages of a gratitude journal over a decade ago.
It did it to anchor myself to happiness, to train my eye to see God’s goodness, and sometimes to simply assure myself that I had a reason to smile.
This small and simple practice—documenting the everyday gifts nestled within my day—has carried me through long ordinary days and rough patches alike. And opened the door to a place of presence, positivity and peace every time.
This year, it's felt important to welcome a gratitude journal back into my life. So naturally, I created my own! :)
My goal is to spend the year filling its pages. (With 261 undated entry spots, I figure I'll have plenty of breathing room to follow my usual pattern of journaling spurts as well as make up for my late start.) I'm especially excited to have space for just a few lines a day. It's a switch up from my usual tendency to write and write and will hopefully make this habit an easier one to keep all year long.
And I was wondering, friend, do you want to fill a gratitude journal with me this year?
A few minutes a day is all it takes. That, and eyes open to see the hidden gems and tiny miracles that have been there all along. There are no rules. Make it a bedtime habit or jot down goodness the moment you see it. Use a half-filled notebook already on your bookshelf or my brand new gratitude journal, Life is Good—either will work.
If you decide to pick up a copy of Life is Good (thank you for supporting me and my projects!) you'll also have a list of ideas and prompts at your fingertips, plus over 20 inspirational quotes, to offer a springboard to positivity, even on the hardest of days. You can find it available for purchase on Amazon as well as my newly opened Etsy shop.
However you decide to fill your gratitude journal, of one thing I am sure—this practice will shape your perspective, and with it, your heart. Day after day, the more you gather, the more you’ll find.
And the beautiful truth waiting for you under it all: Even though life isn’t perfect, life is good.
PS: I wanted you to enjoy the gift of gratitude, regardless of your budget, so I made a one-pager printable version too. And it’s 100% free. I hope taking a moment each day to find something worth savoring will lift your spirits as much as it has mine. Just click here and your printable gratitude journal page will download right away.