Journal Your Gratitude

You are invited to post five things you are thankful for daily. Anyone can post. Grab a friend and hold each other accountable. Encourage your kids to post their gratitude. Cultivating the practice of gratitude has eight well-documented benefits:

  • Gratitude improves mental and emotional health
  • Gratitude improves physical health
  • Gratitude enhances empathy and reduces aggression
  • Gratitude helps you sleep better
  • Gratitude opens the door to deeper, more diverse relationships
  • Gratitude strengthens self-compassion
  • Gratitude cultivates your ability to focus on the present

Journal Your Gratitude

Post five things you are thankful for in the forum below. Focus on little things (a photo that makes you smile), things you take for granted (e.g., air conditioning), a phone call from someone special, a fond memory, the skills to take on a challenging task, using skills to cope with a difficult situation, something in nature, a kindness or something else.

Three Easy Steps

Here are the instructions. Try it once. If you like it, come back again and again.

  • Select the current month
  • Click reply and enter five things you are grateful for.
  • Click Submit

You do not need to register. It’s that simple! That’s it! Now give it a try. If you like it keep coming back.

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July 2020


Grateful this first day of July for ...

  • the four month wait ends with surgery tomorrow
  • a new healing journey begins
  • BJC changed its visitation policy so sweetie can hang with me
  • anticipation of five days of rest
  • hopeful I'll be in the 70% of these surgeries that succeed
  • ticking tasks off my pre-surgery to do list
  • looking forward to being mobile enough to help with housework (that's saying a lot)
  • all is well ... despite the chaos in the world and my life at the moment



Grateful for:

  • Ticking things off my to-do list
  • 2 hours of quiet time alone in my house to concentrate on work (hubby took the kids out)
  • closing date on moving into the new house draws near and I appreciate how my current house held up in the torrential rains so we can put in on the market with confidence
  • My super soft doggie who is resting on my cold feet right now
  • My business coach who gave me a much needed pep talk today



1 finished moving office

2 finished one long-pending work for office 

3 doing my homework given by my coach

4 felt good spending time with son

5 wife recognizing my coaching is working 


Grateful to have another day

Grateful to have spoken to my daughter and sister

Grateful to have the ability to work 

Grateful to have the food I ate today. 

Grateful to have fond memories of my mom who passed away.


FaceTime with my sister 

House hunting online 

yummy leftovers from dinner 

a break from the puppy (day camp) 

an empty inbox (for a few minutes)


Grateful for 

The MBCT session today

The beautiful pink sky during sunset

Flavored water

Leaving work in time for group session with everything done

A good sweat during my morning workout 




Grateful today that....

  1. My father is out of the hospital.
  2. My mother is feeling better.
  3. I don't have diabetes.
  4. I have a thorough doctor that cares about me.
  5. I can work. 

Today, I’m grateful for:

-excited dog wiggles when I got home 

-the smell of fresh vegan doughnuts this morning 

-the flavor combo of coffee and a jelly doughnut 

-talking to a cousin I haven’t seen in over a year 

-Having a Bluetooth speaker to listen to tunes during note writing at work today 




The lightheartedness of my dog

the many options of pizza

a good working vacuum

that FaceTime/video chat is possible

seeing a photo of a moment from someone, of a moment having no memory and switches my entire perspective of a memory 

  • The hummingbirds have found the new feeder, but the ants haven't.
  • My nurse practitioner gives me plenty of time, listens to me, and talks to me like I have a brain.
  • My workouts are paying off.
  • There is still a month before school starts (using "still" instead of "just" so that I can look at that as a positive instead of a negative).
  • My heart feels a bit more open than it has in a long time.

Why Journal Your Gratitude

A Harvard study of 15,000 people found our minds are on mindless autopilot almost 60 percent of the day. A Texas Tech study found that when our minds are on autopilot 60-70 percent of our thoughts are negative. And that’s in the general population. People who are depressed or anxious think negative thoughts more than the general population. This is why developing the habit of noticing positives is so important to healing.

Good news! We Can Train Our Minds

We can train our minds to notice the positives in our lives. We train our minds by simply noticing the positives. We can speed our progress by journaling them and periodically looking back to celebrate progress. Practicing in a community increases our motivation and speeds learning to notice both the wanted and unwanted in our lives even more.

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