I Keep a Gratitude Journal

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 84 People

    Tonight I Write....

    1. Today I talked with my love and shared support and wonderful feelings. 2. I treated myself to a wonderful lunch and had some to bring back for supper. 3. I watered my plants in my garden and saw the beauty of nature. 4. I called a dear friend and she and I shared laughter...
    dartist dartist
    56-60, F
    5 Responses Jul 6, 2010

    Husband And Family

    Thank god for my husband and family and may he bless us with a child in the near future.
    Ometz Ometz
    26-30, F
    Sep 26, 2010


    Everything is so blissful and surreal lately... I can't quite tell why, but it seems better than it has ever been. Our lives are fleeting and fragile, and all I want is to spend every second with you You said last night that you felt as though the end of our lives is drawing...
    thejoneses thejoneses
    26-30, F
    Feb 4, 2013

    Everyday Without Fail

     Everyday, or should I say evening, without fail, I take time to write in my Gratitude journal. I have a list of prompts inside the cover:  family / orchard/ family / health / children / money/ job / farm / pets / garden / orchard/ family / faith / friends...
    balboaguy balboaguy
    41-45, M
    20 Responses Jul 1, 2009

    Always Something To Be Grateful For

    Some days it may be hard to think of things that I am grateful for. But once I one thing comes to mind, it's like a dam breaks and a rush of things come to me. Believe it or not, even bad experiences from the past are included in that too. Because of the bad relationships I had...
    FactoPlast98 FactoPlast98
    31-35, F
    1 Response Oct 21, 2009

    A Thankful Place

    so here is where I will keep a Gratitude Journal. Somedays it may only have ONE thing written in it, but MOST days, that will be more than enough. especially with the days I have sometimes ;) did not want to get out of my warm bed this morning at least I HAVE a warm bed...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Oct 20, 2009

    Today I'm Grateful For Life And Choices

    I had an interesting conversation this morning with my daughter's grandma on her dad's side. I am no longer with her dad. Her and I don't get along at all and never really have. But this morning she texted me because it has been 41 years today that she put her son up for adoption...
    TheWholeMe TheWholeMe
    22-25, F
    1 Response Oct 16, 2010

    I am grateful for....

    My puppy Archie, he is so funny and makes me really happy =)
    Godsmasterpiece Godsmasterpiece
    31-35, F
    Jan 29, 2014

    So Many Things To Be Grateful For...

    Where to begin?I am grateful for being a mom - I have 4 adult children and 4 grandchildren and I rejoice everytime I hear them call out to me. Just knowing I am loved and can give back love in return makes life so worthwhile.I am grateful for being fully employed - I have worked...
    truthseekr truthseekr
    51-55, F
    Mar 20, 2013

    Turn And Face The Strange Ch-ch-change'es!

    I'm extremely grateful to be looking for a new home for my daughter and myself. Last week when my daughter's father was here, I got an unexpected call from him. He had just dropped her off and spent a full day with her, which is common in our arrangement. He told me he wanted to...
    WomanReclaimingSelf WomanReclaimingSelf
    22-25, F
    Mar 24, 2011


    today´s gratitudes: spring yoga relaxation LMM Montgomery books breathing money in the bank coffee boyfriend journaling opportunities
    Feelingwholenow Feelingwholenow
    26-30, F
    May 6, 2011

    "an Attitude Of Gratitude"

    I am blessed in every way, you know just saying that spreads warmness through my body! I have had experiences in my life that those do not have after a whole life time. I am only 16, but that just makes me more blessed, because I have discovered that gratitude and love and...
    sundargeet sundargeet
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Oct 22, 2009

    Tonight, Despite The Pain My Body Is In, I Am Extremely Grateful.

    I am grateful to my fiance, yet again, because I will be going home to the warm bath he is preparing for me. It's a great thing, having a best friend like him.
    deleted deleted
    Nov 21, 2011

    Eeek! After several months of working

    as a freelance artist from home, I get an amazing job opportunity! As much as I love working in the comfort of my own home, I'm super excited to get out and explore this gorgeous city I live in! *excitement* So thankful!
    thejoneses thejoneses
    26-30, F
    1 Response Mar 13, 2014

    Every Evening Before Bed

    I write at least three reasons to be thankful. I write them in my iPod Touch notes, that way they are synced to the computer and I have them in multiple places. Sometimes things are rather ordinary and sometimes more remarkable. Here are a few examples: - a warm dry house to be...
    rusted rusted
    56-60, M
    3 Responses Jan 18, 2011

    Tonight I Am At Ease With Myself

    I am so grateful to those that have influenced me, both positive and negatively. I wouldn't be who I am at this very moment without them. I am grateful to those that have shaped me and taught me how to view myself and the things around me in a new light. I am grateful for my...
    deleted deleted
    Oct 13, 2011

    Tonight; I Am Grateful For Solitary Thoughts

    The brim of your whispering secrets layers itself within my soul, creating a crisp circle around my heart. I will forever be grateful to you and the willingness you have had to share your thoughts with me. I love you.
    deleted deleted
    Nov 1, 2011

    Today is my first day of my gratitude journal.

    ... I am grateful for > Waking up this morning.
    Godsmasterpiece Godsmasterpiece
    31-35, F
    Jan 27, 2014

    Things To Be Gratfeul For...

    1) i am grateful for the friend(s) who is/are good listeners ...there when i really ened them 2)grateful for my kids..they keep me "young" and busy when sitting still would make me nuts... 3) grateful for my karate...the beginning of REALLY getting my life togther ...ending a...
    tarotstar tarotstar
    46-50, F
    Oct 18, 2010

    My Gratitude Journal

     I have discussed this briefly in the past, and I think this is a good time to talk about keeping a Gratitude Journal and why it is an awesome thing to do. I have been keeping a gratitude journal for some time now. Even though it has been in different forms, I have found...
    PTaubman PTaubman
    5 Responses Jul 3, 2009

    I'm grateful I can listen to audio books at

    work. I'm grateful for therapy. I'm grateful for my income. I'm grateful I now live in a less expensive place. I'm grateful for how close my favorite vegan restaurant is. I'm grateful three major grocery stores and two ethnic grocery stores are so close by. I'm grateful I can...
    honestlyanonymouslyme honestlyanonymouslyme
    22-25, F
    Aug 6, 2015

    Well..i Used To.

    But now that i found this group and remembered how great it feels to take time every day to recognize all the blessings of the day...i shall start again :) And today it is the beginning of our Thanksgiving weekend up here...perfect timing ...
    trailguide trailguide
    36-40, F
    21 Responses Oct 9, 2009

    Today I Am Grateful

    Today I am grateful to be working.
    TheWholeMe TheWholeMe
    22-25, F
    Oct 17, 2010

    Tonight: I Am Grateful For My Education

    No matter how hard these 4 years have been, going to college and getting my first degree is by far one of the most amazing experiences I have ever had. Had it not been for this school, I would have never met my wonderful fiance, nor the amazing people in my life. I would not know...
    deleted deleted
    Dec 8, 2011

    I'm Trying...

    i know i DO have things to be grateful for...sometimes when something happens unexpectedly it gets kinda hard to remember... Here are a few.. 1) Im glad I have a really great boss at my new job... 2) Im glad I can be online right now...chatting w/ friends 3)Im glad I actually...
    tarotstar tarotstar
    46-50, F
    Oct 19, 2010

    Trying To Get My Positive Side Back

    During the summer of 2008, I had to take my high school completion exams, which were very stressful. I wasn't sure I could get the marks I needed, I wasn't sure if and/or how I could get into university, I was extremely scared. I was hoping toi convince my long-distance boyfriend...
    naranja naranja
    26-30, F
    1 Response Dec 8, 2009


    I just got my period! YAHOOOOOOOOOO!!!!
    WomanReclaimingSelf WomanReclaimingSelf
    22-25, F
    Mar 14, 2011


    I am grateful for my fiance. He is my best friend, my other half, my partner in crime. He deserves the best and I am so happy he chose me to spend his life with.
    deleted deleted
    Oct 9, 2011

    I Used To Maybe This Will Be My New Beginning? My virtual Gratitude Journal.

    I have so many things to be grateful for, so for now since I am here I will start with the obvious. 1. I am thankful to have found EP & grateful for the friends I have made here, who show compassion & support without jugement, you know who you are! 2. This morning I am grateful...
    kasey1 kasey1
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Oct 19, 2010

    Today: I'm Turning It Around

    Gratitude means a great deal to me. Which has something to do with it being tattooed on my arm. I've learned that gratitude can do more than just turn your mood, attitude, or day around; It can and will turn your life around. I'm proud to say that I began creating my life when I...
    TheWholeMe TheWholeMe
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Oct 10, 2010

    Gratitude Is A Wonderful State Of Mind

    This is useful and healthy for me. I think when I get down I forget how much wonderful stuff is around me. I feel grateful for my health and for the friends I have who are there for me no matter what. For the kindness I have received when I needed it the most. For my plants not...
    creampoodle creampoodle
    26-30, F
    Nov 9, 2013

    I have been doing a gratitude journal.

    .. And this why... The best time to start loving your life is now. And the best way I’ve found to love your life is to keep a journal. This journal is not for recording events of the day, though of course you can do that if you want to. The purpose of a gratitude journal is...
    toniyl toniyl
    41-45, F
    Oct 22, 2015

    Tonight I am grateful for: New Beginings A

    sweet little stepdaughter The love of the dada My new job My little shop Our new apartment Sweet kitten kisses Pool dates with Philip & Colin <3
    thejoneses thejoneses
    26-30, F
    1 Response Feb 3, 2014

    Simple Things

    Tonight I am immersed in the gratitude my life has to offer A beautiful little girls giggle My lovers arms A talent given to me by a father I did not know A home full of love A gentle kiss
    deleted deleted
    Sep 26, 2011


    Tonight I'm ultimately grateful for peace and for resolution. For self expression and open minded-ness. For the ability to listen with compassion and love. To be reminded that to assume makes an a*s out of u & me, which is so simple and literal, I love that phrase. Tonight I'm...
    WomanReclaimingSelf WomanReclaimingSelf
    22-25, F
    Mar 12, 2011

    This Day

    In this day, I shared with my future roomates. We laughed and encouraged each other. I called a good friend of mine after two months without communicating. Tomorrow we will get to share together again. Found and added on Facebook elementary friends, and my third grade best...
    BellaFairy BellaFairy
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jul 7, 2010
    hna1 hna1
    26-30, F
    1 Response Sep 11, 2014

    May 2

    Today I am grateful For health For my job For my home For my daughter's well being For my beautiful friend Jamie For a night off For the birth of the dada For visions and clarity For love For always having enough For my new lavender plate set For guidance cards For music For life...
    WomanReclaimingSelf WomanReclaimingSelf
    22-25, F
    May 2, 2011
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