Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Quote of the Day: "Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow." (Melody Beattie)
I was looking through tapes of past episodes of Super Soul Sunday and Lifeclass both shows on OWN and came across a couple of episodes that Sarah Ban Breathnach was on talking about the Simple Abundance ways and the different books. You all know that I have all the books and read them from time to time. Oprah had mentioned during one of the shows that doing the gratitude journal is key to having balance in your life. I must say that my gratitude journal has not seen much love from me this year, at all. Come to think about it I'm not even sure if I've put anything down n one this year. Hmmm, must look into that one.
It had me thinking....MUST START A GRATITUDE JOURNAL again.
Ho many of you take the time daily to reflect and find something good about your day no matter what kind of day you had. Years ,ago when Oprah had her daytime show she talked about the Simple Abundance book and mentioned that she gives a copy of it to friends because she believes in the book that much. I do have a gratitude journal a Paris themed one all pretty, pretty empty that is.
What is a gratitude journal? It's a place that you can put down on paper a handful of good things that happened in your day. Some days it might be super easy to put down a handful of things and other days you might have simple things like your health, family or friends. Having a gratitude journal gives you that time each day to focus on good things. There are too many times that we focus on what went wrong in our day. We tend to see the negative before the positive and a gratitude helps you become more positive about the everyday.
Go out and find yourself a journal and maybe even a special pen just for that journal. Take five to ten minutes each night to write out five things that you are grateful for that day. Whatever way you approach doing a gratitude journal take a moment to see the good in your day. You might find our that what you thought was a "bad" day actually had some good moments in it.
Too many times we take advantage of the day or we never acknowledge our own worth in the world. Now is the time to do just that. Go and start your won gratitude journal.
No record breaking temps today, but we did tie the record at 87. Now it is way to early to be breaking heat records. The good thing is when we hit those 100's in the Summer we can put the air conditioner on, YAY! I wonder how long it will take before I start wearing my hair up. I usually keep it up all through the Summer because of the heat.