Sunday, October 18, 2009


Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul. - Henry Ward Beecher

Recent studies have shown that people that are grateful and give thanks are happier! I can't think of a better way to better my mood.
I've been keeping a gratitude journal off and on for several months. Since Brian's accident, I haven't been as faithful about writing in it. I'm going to get it out and put it where I will see it every morning and get back in the habit of writing in it daily. I think it makes such a difference.

I am so grateful that Brian is with me today. He is my true soul mate and I love him with all my heart. I am grateful for a wonderful family and our new grandbaby, Madelyn. We are truly blessed to have such great kids. I love my job, being able to work from home and help others get healthy is more than I could ask for. I am grateful for my health, being able to work out daily and I am also so thankful for my wonderful friends, both personal and online! It's amazing to me how such great connections are made online. I can't wait to meet some of you in person :)

So, get out a notebook and start a gratitude journal today. It will make you happier and more fulfilled! I like to get a really cute notebook. I keep my food journal, my to-do list (this is a MUST if I want to get anything done in my day!!), my gratitufe journal and my call list. It's all there for me to see and go back and review.

Here's a picture of a sample journal entry for me and my cute notebook!

I'm going to start writing in mine everyday again, I hope you will too!


  1. That is a cute journal and a great way to use it for gratitude. Thanks for the reminder to look on the bright side. Sounds like you have lots of blessings to be grateful for.

    Appreciate that you stopped by from SITS. I'm a new follower of your blog.

  2. I keep a journal and frequently write lists of what I am thankful for...or are draw stick figure ppl that I love. It would be quite comical if anyone ever saw it. Now, that I think about it I have not done it in a that really doesn't count as frequently. Thanks for the reminder to do this again. The attitude of gratitude! :-)

  3. I've always wanted to do a gratitude journal but it's one of those things you put off.

  4. Wonderful idea.
    Visiting from SITS. Have a great day.

  5. You always have such inspiring ideas. Guess that's why I'm grateful for a friend like you. I may just have to start a journal now. Thanks for sharing and caring.

  6. Hiya Dana:)
    A journal is a great thing to do for oneself. I have a dusty, but cute, journal that I really should tend to. I don't know why, but I find a gazillion sticky chumpies is how I stay organized (not!) now:)
    I'm glad I stopped in to visit...I'm grateful for so many...countless...things.


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