Monday, June 27, 2016

An Attitude of Gratitude

For the past year and a half I've been busy immersing myself in a spiritual journey. I started on March 27, 2016. I sat at the kitchen table and started with a simple sentence.

I am grateful for...

From there I have grown so much. I have learned things about myself. I've learned how to deal with others in a new way. A way that serves my highest good. I've learned that people's reactions have absolutely nothing to do with me, but that my reaction speaks volumes. 

While I was browsing Pinterest recently, I stumbled upon this pin from the Local Adventurer about a 52-Week gratitude challenge. I'm so into this. If there's anything I've learned it's that gratitude is everything.  Whether things are flying high, or you're doing your best to 'fake it 'til you make it' you need to have gratitude for where you are. 



I'm excited to work on this challenge. I regularly make a list of things, people, events that I'm grateful for. I plan to use this list of prompts to help me dig deeper and really keep an attitude of gratitude. I've found that it's something that's important to me. I've also found that when I express gratitude and thankfulness for what I already have, that more abundance (however you want to interpret that) flows to me. 

Do you keep a gratitude journal/list?

7 comments :

  1. i reflect often and i always feel so grateful for what i have.

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  2. I used to keep a gratitude journal but I stopped the actual writing. I do still practice gratitude in my head often, listing the things I'm grateful for.

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  3. One of my favorite bloggers, Emily from Ember Grey used to do a Grateful Heart link-up where I shared what I was grateful for. I also have a 1000 gifts journal that I keep as well as posting a weekly happy list on Thursdays on my blog :)

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  4. I really love this list! I just pinned it so that I can start it :)

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  5. I keep a prayer journal which is awesome to go back and see how God answered prayer and be thankful for it!

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  6. There is science to gratitude being good for you. Demonstrating gratitude and accessing your feelings of gratitude can shift a worldview completely. Whenever I'm navigating tough waters I make sure to stick to my gratitude journaling and it always helps. I think I might join you on this...

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  7. i totally agree about gratitude being everything. an old boss of mine used to say your attitude determines your altitude, and while i totally think he only quoted it to inspire me at work, it changed my view on life in general. attitude, and being thankful for everything no matter where i am in life, is so important. i love this challenge with all the prompts though, i've struggled to keep a gratitude journal in the past because i get bored thinking of something each day (i sound so ungrateful haha).

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