I’ve struggled at times with being grateful for things in my life. This has been especially true when things were not going my way. I had a friend suggest that I start a gratitude journal. Each morning I would list three things for which I am grateful. I decided that I would not list anything on my list more than once a month.
I discovered that the more I wrote in my gratitude journal the better my outlook and attitude became. I’m more grateful for the small things around me. When my outlook begins to look bleak, I’ll ask myself if I wrote in my gratitude journal that morning. Often I’ll discover that I did not and will take the time to sit down and write in my journal.
I’ve also discovered that I will write in anticipation of something for that day. Regardless of the outcome of that event, my attitude is much more positive.
Have you ever thought about keeping a gratitude journal? What positive insights did you find?