An Attitude of Gratitude
I was recently asked to participate in the largest gratitude chain letter on a local television show. A dear friend, Becky Higgins, had chosen me the week before and then the studio followed me around with a camera as I gave a thank you note to a high school English teacher who chartered the course for my profession.
You can watch the touching story here:
I was also asked where I learned to have gratitude. Of course it was from my parents but I also gave credit to writing in a daily gratitude journal. This makes me grateful for my daily blessings rather than focusing on the negative or what others may have.
Giving gratitude is a process that has been long been practiced as a means to show appreciation to others for what they provide to you. However, more recently, creatively journaling about gratitude has become very popular. Reflecting on positive events helps me to realize just how much I have to be grateful for in my life.
This holiday season is the perfect time for us to reflect upon all the people in our lives, the experiences of each day, the health that we still have, and all the personal items that bring us joy. By acknowledging them in a mindful way, these reflections and expressions of gratitude help fill our hearts with joy and fulfillment. Writing gives us a tangible way to recognize meaningful events—both big and small—that we might otherwise overlook.
An excellent method of practicing gratitude is through a daily gratitude journal. Writing in a daily journal and actively acknowledging the things you are grateful for can help achieve a greater level of happiness and contentment in your life.
The Anthology Daily Planner works perfectly as a daily gratitude journal. Snatch one up today before they are gone!
Have the happiest of Holidays!