The first time I heard about a grateful journal I was about 14 years old. My Mum was watching the almighty and wise Oprah! A couple days later my Mum handed me a notebook and told me that I should try writing 3 things a day that I’m grateful for.
Being 14 and listening to your Mum, that wasn’t too cool. I thought that writing what I was grateful down was ludicrous. How could writing down what I’m grateful for helping me? I know what I’m grateful for in my head. The thought didn’t leave me for a few days, I was thinking more and more about it. It intrigued me. I started writing in the notebook my Mum gave me.
Mother’s know best.
Another month has passed, and far to quickly I might add.
One day it’s Sept 7th, I’m out with the girls for dinner then the next moment I know, its’ 5 weeks until I get to meet my baby – well give or take a day or two.
I know I’m a couple day late … but better late than never.
Another month has come and gone. I am enjoying reflecting back on what has been accomplished, done or created.
- Apples – Every time I start baking or canning, my love for apples grows. My daughter is in love with them as well. YAY! Score one for health!
- My Mum – She has showed me so many wonderful things and raised me right.
- A roof & lock – Happy isn’t the right word, but I’ll use it. I am so happy I get to come home everyday to a roof over my head and a lock on my door.
When I was younger, my Mum gave me a journal to write in. I already had a diary but this one was special. She said every night before you go to bed, write at least 3 things you are grateful for that day. They can be big or they can be small. At first I didn’t understand the point of this activity but I did it because it made me feel good. I did this everyday and I started to see the point of it. No matter how dark and gloomy life may get, there is always something to be grateful for, always.
I am very grateful for many, many things in my life. One thing that I am extremely grateful for is my family. We are all happy, healthy and loved.
Take a moment to evaluate your life. If there is at least one thing to be grateful for. Smile!
Becoming a Mum, I see things a little differently. I do things more efficiently. I appreciate silents a whole lot more.
Just take a moment out of your busy life to just appreciate the fresh air you’re breathing. The clean water you have access too. The clothes that are keeping you warm.
& simply smile!
Have a happy Monday!