There are many little things that happen in everyday life that we can be thankful for. A good cup of tea or coffee? A homemade apple pie? A nice song? A stranger?s smile? A friend who cares? Oftentimes, though, we lose our focus, and, alas, we tend to focus on the negative?.which, in turn, encourages that black cloud from following us around during the day.
We can change that! Does it take some effort? You bet! But what a reward for our work! Our attitude changes our life?it?s that simple. Our good attitude greatly affects those that we love, making our homes a more cheerier and peaceful dwelling! To have this control?to be able to turn around our attitude is a tremendous thing to think about!
This Gratitude Journal is here to help you focus on the good, the beautiful, the praiseworthy. ?For the rest, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever modest, whatsoever just, whatsoever holy, whatsoever lovely, whatsoever of good fame, if there be any virtue, if any praise of discipline, think on these things.? (Philippians 4:8 – Douay Rheims). Yes, we need to be thinking of these things throughout the day!
You will be disciplined, the next 30 days, to write positive, thankful thoughts down in this journal. You will be thinking about good memories, special moments, things and people you are grateful for, lovely and thought-provoking Catholic quotes, thoughts before bedtime, etc. Saying it, reading it, writing it, all helps to ingrain thankfulness into our hearts?and Our Lord so loves gratefulness! It makes us happier, too!