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Gratitude Log

A gratitude log is one of the most important lists to have in your modern day journal.

Giving thanks for the small things can go a long way to having a better day.

Chloe from Chloe Chats explained to me that even if you are having the worst day, to look for something positive may help you deal with the negatives.

I suppose it is true that if something really terrible is going on, hopefully someone will show you some kindness, therefore giving you that something positive to focus on.

Recommended reading:
Chloe Chats – Book Review – 365 Days of Happiness

The phrase “Think Happy, Be Happy” is something that I really struggle with. I discuss my feelings about it in these posts:
that-time-of-year
childhood-cancer-finding-the-positives

A gratitude log will help you keep track of the positives, and you can reflect on them as and when you need to. It would be a good habit to get into, so I suggest if you are going to create a habit tracker later on, then definitely put gratitude on the list.

You can write whatever you like on your gratitude log, so long as it is a positive. It can be smallest thing, but that doesn’t matter, because all those small things will add up. 

This page needs no excuse for lots of cute decorations and doodles, so get extra creative! Experiment with writing inside heart shapes, clouds, bubbles, balloons …


Update:
Gratitude now has it’s own page on the blog, and a Group Pinterest Board

the word gratitude in pink on white background in a pink frame with white leaves
Give thanks daily

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6 Responses

  1. Kim says:

    This is a great idea and one I’ll use in my journal this year. I think it will be great to look back on it if I’m having a bad day when it’s hard to remember the good things.

  2. What a lovely idea. Gratitude is a massively powerful tool to use. Great post!

  3. Geraldine says:

    I think a gratitude log would be really helpful for everyone! We forget to count our blessings, whether they’re big or small. I think that book would be a great big help as well! 🙂

  4. Chloe Jane says:

    This is a great idea for a page in a journal, and definitely love the idea of being extra creative and really decorating the page! Thank you so much for the mention, I know how hard it can be to think of positives when there’s so many negative things going on, but as you said, even the small positives build up. It’s one of the best things I decided to do, it’s such a therapeutic exercise to do too! I hope it can be helpful to you 🙂

    Chloe Chats xx

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