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

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Making homemade dog treats

a working printer

getting Unexpected mail from a friend

a comfortable couch

having plenty of pillows 

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  • A cool August morning
  • Fewer bites and scratches from the kitten--she is growing up
  • Eggplant
  • An okay report from the doctor
  • Saturday's retreat

Lynn

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Beautiful day for a walk

My son walked with me

My dog walked happily

Cooler weather in August!

Zoom--lets me stay in touch w my sister and parents!

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Eating a good balanced dinner

cupcakes

a solid nap

history

long distance friendship 

 

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A working lawn mower

fresh squeezed orange juice

laughter

finding a lost photo 

cooler summer weather 

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  • A hummingbird hovering at the feeder
  • a turtle that came up to the back door
  • compliments on my very fit and well-behaved 12-year-old “puppy”
  • the friend who brought me a piece of Mississippi mud cake
  • having a better relationship with my boss

Lynn

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More pretty weather

My funny dog

All day alone in the house!

Ice

Clients getting more open-minded

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~ being able to jump on the trampoline with my children

~ a beautiful clear day

~ no unexpected stops or accidents to slow my travels

~ a morning with no arguing

~ a soft place to lay my head

 

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Break in the hot weather

car not needing repairs

black snake slithering past

cries of hawks, fledglings

mower starting easily 

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Yoga class this morning 

beautiful trees outside the window

kindness of store clerk

morning latte

My 12 year old helper today

 

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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