My Daily Gratitude Journal is growing – every day, 10 more, every day, more joy!
– Sandra Venables
As many of you know, I write out at least 10 things every day that I am grateful for having in my life, or having seen, or experienced during my day.
Initially, when I start, the pen can sit poised for several moments as it can take time to put into place those things that I have been grateful for experiencing during the day. Interestingly, by the end of the 10, there comes a waterfall of many different things that I am extremely grateful for experiencing and I want to continue writing and writing!
It’s the beginning that seems to be the momental part for most people in any Life Journey, whether it’s beginning to write down what you are grateful for in your life, or whether it’s something more life changing such as losing weight or beginning a health journey. The first step is usually the hardest – such a well quoted sentence, by so many too! Try googling this phrase and everyone and their father is quoted as saying this within a sentence! There are lots of photos of steps too, so I wanted to share my Life Journey series instead.
What lead me to speak more about gratitudes today though, was a link sent through to me on email, truly an inspiring video that helps you see what there is to be grateful for on a daily basis. It doesn’t need to be big, earth shattering things, it can be something as simple as turning on the tap this morning and drinkable water flowed – how grateful would you be for that experience if you had never had a tap, let alone a tap that flowed clean, drinkable water – there are millions in the world today that do not have this luxury!
Watch this video with an open heart and an open mind, and your ability to begin your gratitudes at the end of any given day will be so easy that you will be writing out many more every night!
“The best day of your life is the one on which you decide your life is your own. No apologies or excuses. No one to lean on, rely on or blame. The gift of life is yours; it is an amazing journey; and you alone are responsible for the quality of it” Dan Zadra