My new gratitude journal started August 2014.
I am not sure if there are words that mean more than “thank you”, however if there were words, I would be using them right now. Sometimes, though “thank you” is all there is to say. For this blog, I want to just say thank you, to those of you reading my blog and encouraging me along this journey. All of the encouraging texts, comments, and even the encouraging conversations, have all inspired me to keep being brave and continue blogging. I am very grateful to all of you for your encouragement.
1 Thessalonians 5:18 states, “in everything give thanks.” I will be first to admit that some days, it is hard to give thanks. Somedays, I let the circumstances going on around me get to me and control my emotions (hence unglued mom moments). As this blog was formulating in my head, I remembered my gratitude journal I carried around in my purse three years ago. In this little tiny book, I would write down bible verses, write down memories that took place on any given day, I would even glue favorite photos in this book. This gratitude journal was looked at and looked at some more, until it fell apart. Now it is neatly tucked away in my hope chest.
As we were shopping for school supplies I came across small journals. I carefully looked through them all, finding the perfect little journal that would become my new gratitude journal. I am going to carry this journal around and fill it with those big and small blessings that happen throughout the next year. Having an attitude of gratitude, does definitely boost our energy and decreases the stress in our lives.
So I wonder what simple suggestions do you have to make yourselves more aware of giving thanks. My dear friend Lynne, suggested taking a daily Thank You Walk (from Jon Gordon’s Power of a Positive Educator). I challenge you to find a way you in which you can give thanks in everything.
God first, wife second, mother of 3, third. Someone who loves cinnamon bears, serving others, nachos, technology, and exercising.