A Gratitude Journal and a Challenge

Howdy, there,

What are you up to this week?

I have something I’d love for you to check out. It’s called “The Five-Minute Journal” and it’s a nifty gratitude journal. You fill out one page a day, for about five minutes in the morning and five minutes before bed.

I love the thought-provoking questions it asks, from the morning section, “What Would Make Today Great?” to the before-bed part, “How Could I Have Made Today Better?”

The key is to write about the things you have control over, such as Take an extra long walk before I start my day, or tell my family how much I love them. It’s focusing on the things you have, rather than the things you want.

By starting the morning and ending the day by being thankful, you’re reminding yourself how good you have it and choosing to be happy.

There’s a quote at the top of each page, a “Weekly Challenge,” and a “Daily Affirmation” that helps cement who you want to be into your brain.

It’s pretty simple, but I love the intro at the beginning of the book that helps you remember why you want to be thankful and how you’re going to remember to do it every day.

Thankfulness is a wonderful thing, something God has called us to take part in. The Bible is full of verses about being thankful.

Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.

1 Thessalonians 5:18

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good!
His faithful love endures forever.

Psalm 118:29

There’s quite a lot going for thankfulness, folks!

Here’s my challenge: start your own gratitude journal! It doesn’t have to be fancy or long, but write down a couple things you’re thankful for each day. I bet you’ll like it a lot. 😉

What’s one thing you’re thankful for?

One thought on “A Gratitude Journal and a Challenge

  1. Wonderful way to help us think about all the things we’re thankful for. I’m thankful today for you and that you brought this subject to mind. God is good all the time and there are always, always, always things to be thankful for. Writing them down helps us remember and we’ll be able to look back at our blessings. Thanks for sharing this, Ellie. Love you, G’Ma

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