Living in a state of gratitude is the gateway to grace. – Arianna Huffinton
I’ve been journaling off and on for 45 years. I still have my first journal from the fifth grade when I assigned a letter grade daily. An A+ day was playing board games with my parents and having pizza for dinner. Funny, decades later, that’s still an A+ day in my book!
Looking back, I started my daily gratitude practice without knowing what that word meant. Practicing gratitude has helped me through the toughest times, helped me stay focused on my dreams, and remained hopeful and humble.
After my beloved dog Willy transitioned this past year, I added to my daily journaling. Not only do I list three things I’m grateful for at the moment, but I’ve also added one step I made toward my future dreams, and then I list five dreams that are top on my mind. It’s helped me move forward during a time when my feet felt like cement blocks.
Journaling has helped me create an extraordinary life. This daily journaling practice may help you too.
- What is one step you made yesterday toward a dream?
- What are three things you are grateful for today?
- What are five dreams for the future?
A deep bow to you, my beautiful friend, and I’m so grateful you are in my life.
I awoke this morning with devout Thanksgiving for my friends, the old and the new. – Ralph Waldo Emerson