Today’s journal prompt is about gratitude. According to Webster’s dictionary, gratitude is the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness.
Gratitude is a quality. Well…now what exactly is a quality. Again, according to Webster’s dictionary, a quality is a distinctive attribute or characteristic possessed by someone or something.
So basically expressing gratitude is showing a characteristic of being deeply thankful.
💜💜💜💜 Journal prompt 💜 💜💜
Make a gratitude list of 4 things you are thankful for.
I included this printable I found on 101planners.com, this may be helpful in getting your thoughts in order.
I like this printable because it causes us to think a little harder about exactly what we are grateful for. It’s easy to be thankful for people in our lives; our families, both immediate and extended and people we may see every day, like our co-workers, friends, or even our pastors. Maybe dig a little deeper, remember Webster’s definition of gratitude, being thankful for, being ready to show appreciation for, as well as to show kindness to…..that encourages me to include teachers, doctors, coaches, waiters, and cashiers, in the list of people I’m grateful for…I could go on and on…and I may☺️ but for the sake of the post, I won’t right now. Using this printable as a guide, think about things, books, movies, places and even qualities that you may also be grateful for.
I’m sharing a few things from my own personal gratitude list below…it took a lot longer than expected to establish my list, and explaining why I’m grateful for each would make for one of the longest gratitude list imaginable, so I decided just to keep each one brief…
#1 The PEOPLE I am grateful for…*my son’s *my siblings *my youngest son’s favorite teacher *new friends that use to be just people I kinda knew *I know he’s not a person, but he is family, I’m grateful for Kratos, my middle son’s new puppy. *
#2 Some THINGS I am grateful for…*my headphones, the level of privacy they bring me is incredible. *My car, which here lately has doubled as a truck, is used for more than simply going from place to place, my car is used as my work space, often called my mobile office, my lunch room, place to make important calls, my “take a second to calm down” space, my quiet place, my sit in the back and look at the beach spot. Now that I’ve thought about it, my car should have maybe been my #1. *My phone, I’m sure your phone is on your gratitude list as well…I’m grateful for all the important things we are able to do with this one device, mostly I’m grateful for the fact that it allows me to stay in contact with people that I love. *My Kindle….I enjoy books, and the fact that I can have as many as I like at my finger tips whenever I want…second best gift I ever got.
#3 BOOKS and other reading material, that I am grateful for….* The Tony Evans Bible Commentary...(best gift I ever got). I don’t have the words right now to express how grateful I am to have received this book. *“I know why the caged bird sings” is another book I’m extremely grateful for. I felt like it was a must read for myself, I won’t spoil it for you, but if you read it you will never be the same. *I know this is not a book, but the Oprah Magazine is, I’ll say reading material, that I’m grateful for. * This blog, bossLadysBLOOMS, another reading material I’m grateful for, has been a long time in the making, I have tons of potential blog post written down on notebooks all over the place and for the longest time, I was embarrassed to share. This blog is reading material that I am grateful for because I feel it necessary to encourage people, myself included, to get to know themselves, love themselves and take care of them selves.
I will finish my gratitude list in my personal journal, but I hope this helps you to get started. I will admit this post took a lot of self searching, and innermost thinking, which is why I will finish in my own journal. I hope everyone is using the journal prompts to get to know themselves better. If you feel comfortable, please share some of your thoughts here in the comments, you may want, like me to put a few here and finish in a personal space. The goal is get to know yourself better, so you can love and take care of yourself better.
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