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.

Forum Navigation




Doc who could see us right away

Comfy bed


Didn't have to water new flowers

R getting to SD safely


R having good time

Being a part of NARAL

Neighbor/friend convinced K to take down his flag

Jet being so good during sessions--it's like she knows she has to be quiet

My sister!!

  • My husband, who makes tea for me
  • My nurse practitioner, who gives me plenty of time and listens
  • My personal trainer, who pushes me but not too hard
  • my dog and cats
  • my Mongolian friend and former student, who is an exceptional person



~ A cool shower after a hot walk

~ My son's face as he finally concentrates on a task

~ My cat's gravelly purr

~ My confidence as a teacher

~ A sweet and salty breakfast

~ Izzy


Being able to wake up early enough to go for a run before it's too hot

Forest Park being right around the corner and not having to run through street lights/cars/crowded sidewalks

A jumpsuit that fitted perfectly 

Low calories ice cream 

My back pain getting better 

Breathing in colors in meditation



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.

search previous next tag category expand menu location phone mail time cart zoom edit close