I write about gratitude a lot, and gratitude journals in particular. Several of you have mentioned starting the practice for yourselves…so how about now? Why not add gratitude journaling to your New Year’s resolutions?
This week, when you’re out shopping for gifts for others, wander on over to the bookstore and buy yourself a beautiful journal. Put it by your bed. Each night, jot down at least 5 things that you appreciated from that day. It doesn’t have to be a complete sentence or punctuated or spelled correctly. This journal is for you.
Here’s an early blog post called “Gratitude Grows” that I wrote about the stack of journals by my bed. It’s been growing there since 2004–that explains the dust. Richard was still alive in the bottom of the stack. The purple one is from the year we bought this house. The red one holds the year he died. I met G and my children higher up. The stack has grown by one more since I took this picture.