We are a young couple remodeling our first house...one outdated / ugly thing at a time. This blog documents our remodel projects and ideas.


I'm Thankful/Grateful For...

"Gratitude is the heart's memory." - French Proverb

Since I decided not to paint a pattern on the curtains in the Man Cave (and found the perfect sheets to make curtains), I had extra paint laying around.

I don't need 5 extra bottles of gray paint, so I returned them to the store. And while I was standing in the return line, I see the perfect notebook/journal for my gratitude journal.

What is a gratitude journal you might ask? A gratitude journal is a way to consciously give thanks to the things for which we are thankful each day. By focusing on gratitude, we become aware of those things and create a shift in our thinking to the positive.

I plan to write at least three things that I am thankful for in my gratitude journal every night before I go to bed. It won't be anything extravagant, just little snippets from that day that I am grateful for. I'm thankful that I get to spend Thanksgiving with my family. I ate turkey and dressing, and it was amazing. Got my Black Friday shopping plan of attack ready.

Back to the journal. I instantly fell in love with the pewter color and pattern. The tag says it is handcrafted in India and the paper is handmade and eco-friendly. And the string to tie it up is like icing on the cake.

I was going to wait and post about this topic until the New Year, as it is my New Year's resolution. (Yes, I already know what my resolutions will be. I plan ahead...sometimes a little too much.) However, with it being Thanksgiving and the time to be thankful and grateful for things, I thought it would be better to go ahead and start my gratitude journal today.

What are you thankful/grateful for? Do you have a gratitude journal that you write in daily? Or do you journal at all?


healthybeth said...

I'm thankful that you're my sister! Love you lots!

lauralauralable said...

I really like this idea. I've never heard of a gratitude journal until now though I do have a notebook in which I write uplifting/motivational phrases. You know when you read something and it just makes you think, appreciate or just feel good. I've also been planning an inspiration board using your cork cupboard noticeboard idea. Thanks for blogging, I really enjoy your posts.

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