It’s the month of Thanksgiving. What are you thankful for so far this year? Do you keep a gratitude journal?
There is so much that has happened to me this year that I’m really thankful for. I’m also thankful in advance for the future.
I journal every day, and I write down what I’m thankful for on a daily basis. This practice has helped open up my heart to receive more, and never to take anything for granted. I’m thankful for the really good days and the not so very good days. I often go back to read what I’ve written, and this really grounds and humbles me.
If you don’t keep a gratitude journal, this may be a good time to start. November 1. You can start today and write down what you’re thankful for every day and then review all what you’ve written on Thanksgiving Day. Maybe invite your close friends and family to join you, and you can all share key parts of your gratitude journal with each other at Thanksgiving Dinner this year.
I promise you, this will completely change your perspective on life for the better. You will start to see the goodness and the lesson in life situations because you will start to give thanks even when the tough times are going on.
Then once you see the effect that practice has had on you, you will not be able to stop journaling. You will continue and look forward to it every day.
And you never know—this could lead to the birth of your first book.
Journaling has many advantages. Making you more creative is one of them.
2017 will be over in about 60 Days.
Open your heart.
Find the goodness in everything.
Give thanks daily.
Walk into 2018 with a heart of gratitude.
Be permanently happy for years to come.