The Art of Gratitude Journaling 

You can change your frequency by being grateful right now! 

The birds singing outside of my window woke me up this morning, as well as a breathtakingly bright sky. While lying in bed, I couldn’t explain the joy I was feeling until I opened my journal. As I delved deeper into my feelings, I realized that the happiness I felt was the result of gratitude.  

Over the years it has become very evident when it’s time for a dose of gratitude journaling. Have you experienced any of these feelings?

  • Do you feel anxious?
  • Are you worried about tomorrow?
  • When you woke up this morning were your first thoughts one of disappear and frustration?

It has been my mantra for far too many years as I crawled out of bed upon waking with the thought that damn it, here we go again. Not to be depressing, but I simply did not want to be alive anymore. There is no need for you to feel alone in your suffering. I want to reassure you that your feelings are valid. You can raise your vibration right now regardless of how hopeless and void you feel. Here is an easy and effective technique you can use to do so. As I mentioned earlier, I am very familiar with these emotions. My goal for all readers is to become aware of the frequency associated with worry and shift from worry to concern. It is easy to shift from negative to positive emotions and feelings by keeping a gratitude journal. 

The power of gratitude is far too powerful to be underestimated, and it can transform the way you see any situation. There’s no denying that you may have a lot on your plate, you may be heartbroken, or just downright miserable. Those reasons alone are not good enough to justify not being thankful for the things you have in your life. Having experienced this myself, I know how easy it is to be blindsided by worry and fret. We often lose sight of all that we have to be thankful for when we lose our bearings. 

Let me offer you the lifeline that is gratitude journaling. This intervention is simple and can be effortless if you intend it to be so. Let me illustrate. You’re reading this post right now, aren’t you? Is your stomach full, and are you sitting somewhere warm? What about your children running around the house? In answering yes to at least one of those 4 questions, you have just shifted your focus away from worrying about what you don’t have. There are many of us who are grateful to have children to make messes, or a roof over our heads or food on the table, yet society has forced us to believe that we should only be grateful for money and other superficial needs that blind us to all the greatness that surrounds us. Gratitude’s true power lies in its ability to shift your focus away from all of the things that are going wrong and make you hyper-focused on all of the positives. Marcus Aurelius, one of my favorite philosophers, says when you arise each morning, consider what a privilege it is to be alive – to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love. 

My Hopes For You

My Hope for my readers is that they start small and stay close to your heart when you explore Gratitude. You will be surprised at the sheer abundance of wealth that you possess since there are riches that the flesh can’t comprehend. In sum, if all you can offer is gratitude for the air that you breathe and the gift that is life, this will be enough to give you the power to enhance the quality of your life. 

“It is enough to be thankful that there is a cup when the cup seems half full”. -Denisha Powell

Please feel free to share your discoveries with me by leaving a comment or via email if you wish. Encourage conversations with your friends by asking them these questions. 

Let the pen speak through you, and happy writing! 

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2 thoughts on “The Art of Gratitude Journaling 

  1. What a great perspective to have. I myself tend to practise gratitude when exercising and in pain. Those moments are the best time to flip the script, and to be thankful for being able to move, instead of complaining about a little effort. Anyway, thanks for this post!

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    1. Thank you so much for your comment. I am really trying to introduce a fresh perspective on the benefits of journaling so thank you for your feedback. because of your comment, I think I will research fitness journaling. Thanks again 🙂

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