Saturday, November 29, 2008

Gratitude Journal

I was visiting Sonya last week at Truth 4 the Journey. She mentioned visiting Cheryl Barker. So, I went to visit her, too. (Yes, I get around, don't I?)

I liked the name of Cheryl's blog right away--Cheryl's R & R--getting REAL--being REFRESHED. Boy, do I need that!!

So, as I was reading she was describing her "Gratitude Journal", and I loved the idea of this. But, then, I was thinking to myself--"I do a lot of journaling already--when am I going to fit this in?"

It sounded important though--this "Gratitude Journal", so I continued reading. It's not so complicated--one little journal, the date and one thing, just ONE thing you were thankful for that day.

And then take a little time to thank God for whatever you wrote down.

Now, I know that I have had some bad days sometimes. But, think about it--focusing at the end of the day on just one thing that you were thankful for--maybe the beauty of the sunrise that morning, maybe something someone said to you, maybe the fact that God loves you--the thankfuls are endless!

And, it just so happens that I received my birthday package from my youngest in Texas the beginning of the week. Guess what she sent me?

Yes, she sent me this beautiful journal!! I always use composition books--like the ones we had in first grade, and they would be fine for this, also. But, a brand new beautiful journal to start my beautiful "Gratitude Journal". How exciting!! If you would like to read more about this, please visit Cheryl--let her know what you think of her idea. Personally, I love it, and I'm going to start tonight!!


Aunt Kathy said...

See God knew this was going to be a good idea too. What a beautiful journal.

Peggy said...

What a beautiful journal! Thank you Lindsay! Blessings Beth...Now you know I'm gonna hold you accountable.
So I want to hear Thank You Lord for my new friend Peggy & the Bible I'm getting!!! How wonderful God is when He has it all planned out! I just read something about journaling also.
I remember when I did one back in 90s. It was like a letter to God!
Then I did them back and forth with my spouse...and that's when we lived together. God bless you and many your thankful heart be overflowing and bountifully blessed!

Denise said...

Such a nice idea, your journal is lovely.

Cheryl Barker said...

Beth, thanks so much for passing my idea along and for the link to my blog. God bless you as you start journaling your gratitude!

Chatty Kelly said...

What a confirmation from God! The journal is already have the first thing to write - thankful for the journal!

Love the song playing today on your blog - Offering! One of my favs. Thanks for starting my day off right.

Now I'm off to get ready for church- another way to start the day off right!

Tea said...

The journal is very pretty! I love the print. Hope your knitting is going well again. :)