Get Your Free Printable Gratitude Journal
Are you making a daily practice of gratitude? If not, you are missing out on the many benefits of gratitude. When I started practicing gratitude daily my life started to change for the better. Keeping a gratitude journal started me on the road to a better life. That’s why I’m offering my free printable gratitude journal to my readers. I want you to be as happy as possible and I believe gratitude is the first step to happiness.
I know that most of us are thankful for what we have. We understand that our lives are filled with blessings. We are happy to have a roof over our heads or food in our pantry. But, do we dwell on our blessings? Do we really take time to feel just how incredible they are?
Writing about your blessings gives you the opportunity to meditate on them. It starts the flow of positivity that’s necessary to move your life in a better direction. So, come on, mamas! Let’s get happy! Let’s start with gratitude.
Don’t have time to print this free gratitude journal right now? Pin it for later so you don’t lose track of it.
Gratitude Helps You Want What You Have
When was the last time you got teary-eyed with gratitude because you have running water or electricity or access to the internet? Now, think about the last time you complained. How emotional did you feel while lamenting your frustrations? Why do we spend more emotional energy on our sufferings than our blessings?
If you’re like most folks, it’s easier to think about what you lack than what you have. It’s completely normal, but it’s not good for your emotional wellness.
Chances are that no matter what you have, you want more. Honestly, I don’t think that there’s anything wrong with that. This world has so much to offer and I want to enjoy my time here, don’t you? The problem starts when we get bogged down in our state of ‘not having’ and fail to focus on what we do have.
When I began practicing intentional gratitude my life changed. It didn’t happen overnight, but slowly I became less focused on what I didn’t have and more focused on what I already had. I became less anxious about the things I thought were missing from my life and became more joyful about the incredible life I already had.
Channel Pollyanna for a Gratitude Boost
Does it sound like I’m asking you to Pollyanna it up? Good, because that’s exactly what I’m suggesting you do. Sure, it’ll feel silly at first. I’d suggest that you not share your gratitude experiment with anyone who will make you feel dumb for doing it. This is your path, not theirs. Don’t be vulnerable with naysayers. Only let in your supporters.
When I first began intentional gratitude practice it felt like playing the Glad Game. (If you haven’t read Pollyanna give it a chance. It was a childhood favorite of mine that I reread just last year. It’s a lovely book.) No, my life wasn’t (and still isn’t) perfect. I chose to take my focus off of the areas that were not up to par (unless I had a direct plan of action that would improve them) and instead focus on what was good.
One of the easiest ways to make gratitude a habit is to keep a gratitude journal. Set a specific time every day to record at least one thing for which you are grateful. If you keep journaling you’ll find that stopping at just one thing can be difficult. The more you practice gratitude and the more you shine the light on what’s right in your life, the more you find to be grateful for.
To help you get started practicing gratitude, I’ve created a free, printable gratitude journal. Each page is for one week. Each week there is a new inspirational quote about gratefulness.
Click the Download link under the preview to open the PDF and print the journal
I’ve also created printable gratitude journals for purchase. Check out these lovely Butterfly gratitude journals in rainbow and gray.