Eight months ago, after taking a goal-mapping workshop with a friend of mine, I started keeping a Gratitude Journal. Every night before I go to sleep, I write down three things for which I am grateful that day.
There are some repeats, of course: a friend’s name, my cats, pizza, Friday. But, for the most part, every entry reveals a new trio of blessings.
1. reconnecting with an old friend
2. apple pie
3. taking a random day off
Those, from yesterday.
Some days, the three come easy:
3. breakfast tacos
And some, they do not:
1. technical support
2. cash advance
But even still, in that little, bedside journal, there are 246 days worth of things for which I am grateful. That’s 738 blessings. Can you imagine?
Think about your own blessings…
your family, your friends, your angels
your favorite treasure, book, food, memory
your skills, your faith, your imagination
your breath, your heartbeat, your dreams
I cannot begin to explain the ripple effect of keeping a Gratitude Journal, except to say that even on the worst of worst days, I am heartened by the constant knowing that I am truly…blessed.
I wish you that same knowing this Thanksgiving, and encourage you to practice the exercise of gratitude. You will be most thankful for the effort.
Happy Thanksgiving, with love…Jen