Gratitude Journal

I started a great book today called "Simple Abundance- a Daybook of Comfort and Joy". I wanted to share one of the quotes from the book:

"Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow." Melody Beattie

The book suggests starting a "Gratitude Journal". Every night before you go to bed you're supposed to list 5 things you are grateful for. I doubt I'll do it every day but I love the idea. The book suggests that as you begin to actively recognize the things that you are grateful for, an inner shift in your reality will occur. You will begin to feel more content and hopeful.

I figure it can't hurt so I'm going to try it!

Striving for more~



  1. That's how I got through the stress of my first born's colic. Every peaceful second we got, I'd say, "I'm thankful for this moment right now." Gradually the moments got longer and better.


  2. Cool! I started this last year after reading an article similar to this. It only recommended finding three things for the day. Often I find more and sometimes less but it's still been very good for me. Sounds like a great book.

  3. You're absolutely right--it can't hurt. What a great idea! Simple and rewarding.

  4. I love that quote. Thank you for sharing it. As the mother of a medically fragile child, I think that sometimes, I tend to focus on the negative and not what positives are going on.

    I'm glad to hear that Lila is doing great after her surgery.

    Dawn, mom to Taylor, Trisomy 9p

  5. What a neat idea. Your new header is beautiful!

  6. We talked about this at a MOPs meeting I went to years ago and it has always stuck with me. It means more to me now, though. Just this week we had to replace our van and the lawn tractor. I reminded myself that at least we are able to replace them and thankful we have a big yard to take care of. Some things aren't as bad as they seem