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Journaling My Way to Gratitude

Danielle Teal/TSM
Danielle Teal/TSM

I have been looking for some inspiration as of late and stumbled upon this book at Tangerine, a local Rochester boutique shop with the cutest, sweetest, unique gifts you can possibly find. I could spend all day in that store. I had originally bought it for my best friend, Jenessa’s birthday and then decided after browsing it a bit that I should get one for myself too! One of the best purchases I could have ever bought myself (other than my apple watch). What I love about this journal book is that it helps you spend at minimum five minutes each day to focus on the good things – and to also face any bad things so that you can change the perspective mindset on what may be holding you back. Being aware of all the blessings in your life cannot help but totally CHANGE your life. So, do yourself a favor and pick this book up if you’re needing something of inspiration and a visual reminder of just how awesome life is.

I put an ask out on my social media asking others “What are things you do to focus on gratitude? Do you journal? Read? Do a daily gratitude list?” Here’s what some folks said, it’s so good, you may want to just do all of these yourself! I know I do.

Cyndi SmithI have slips of paper and a gratitude jar on my bookshelf. When I need a little pick me up, I can reach in and be reminded of something to be grateful for. – Cyndi S.

I have the book The Magic. Before I sleep, I write 5 things that I’m grateful for that happened that day. The next morning during my meditation I’ll write 5 things down. It’s never ending. It changes your mindset. The book is AMAZING. I’ve read it 3 times and have had to buy 3 because I scribble and write my thoughts in it each time. – Jamie L.

 

I put post it notes on my mirror or my bedside to read first thing in the morning. Focus on 3 positives everyday. – Stephanie S.

When I find a few minutes of down time I send text messages or write cards to those that I’m thankful for to tell them that I’m thankful for them and why. Those messages are so fun to send! Also, every night before I go to sleep I close my eyes, make sure it’s quiet and say thanks for all of the things I’m thankful for. It’s a great way to end the day, and reminds me how lucky I am. Even when it seems like it’s been a bad day this really turns things around:) – Lindee W.

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