Write it Out – Part III

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I’ve previously blogged about journalling as a form of therapy. I’ve also pointed you toward Mr Google (don’t trust Dr Google) to help you with finding some prompts for your writing. I’ve explained that writing your feelings out is cathartic. It truly is. Once you begin putting pen to paper, the thoughts start flowing. Go with the flow. Write it all out. Don’t worry about grammar, syntax or spelling. This is your writing and your notebook. Getting those feelings out goes a long way toward healing your hurts. Writing in a journal also gives you an insight into yourself and who you are.

As far as journal prompts go, they can be deep and meaningful or something that is fun and enjoyable (like my journal prompt post on garbage). The important thing is to go with the flow.

Now, I want to talk with you about Gratitude journalling. I have a little book that lives in my handbag. I confess, I don’t pull it out as often as I should – ideally every night before I lay my head on the pillow – but I do pull it out on occasion and fill it’s pages. In my defense, I use my blog in its place quite regularly. The little book I am talking about is my Gratitude Journal.

This little book is my reminder book. It is my go-to pick me up book when I am feeling down. It keeps me sane. (Although there are some in this world who might debate that point). πŸ˜‰

The concept of a Gratitude Journal is simple. You open the book to a page and write the words “Today I am grateful for…..” and then list your blessings down the page. There is no particular way that you need to set this book out. You just make a list. Heck, you don’t even need to use dot points. (Although I do but then I’m a little funny like that). πŸ˜‰

The great thing about this book is that you can repeat yourself over and over. Or you can write crazy things in it. Whatever you write, make sure it is something that has blessed your life. It doesn’t matter if you can come up with only one thing for the day or flow over onto the following pages, the important thing is that you acknowledge your blessings with gratitude.

Have a blessed day πŸ™‚

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7 thoughts on “Write it Out – Part III

  1. I have one of those, except the opening line is—Today I accomplished……… (sometimes we think we’re getting nowhere, but it’s the small steps that take us to our destination) My blog is supposed to be my gratitude journal—but I’ve strayed. πŸ™‚

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    1. My blog ebbs and flows April. But your blog is pretty much a daily accounting of your achievements. That’s pretty cool.
      I like that you’ve got a different opening line. We do what works for us right?

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  2. Each and every day I find at least one thing (most often many things) to be thankful for. Each night, before sleep overtakes me, I try to remember each one and express my gratitude. Sometimes I know I’ve left something out. Gratitude journal! What a wonderful idea. Thank you, Sue πŸ™‚

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    1. I wish the idea were mine but it’s not.
      It’s great that you do this each night before you sleep. I’m usually asleep as soon as I put my head on the pillow (a skill that the Garden Gnome is envious of).

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