So, here’s the thing.
I have been reading the first two chapters of The 90-Day Gratitude Journal written beautifully by S. J. Scott and Barrie Davenport, and somehow it inspires me to start journalling gratitude. Not only can I learn to appreciate the good things in my everyday life, but can also reap the benefits of being grateful, physically and psychologically.
According to an article in the Harvard Healthy Newsletter, as cited on the book itself,
“Gratitude is strongly and consistently associated with greater happiness. Gratitude helps people feel more positive emotions, relish good experiences, improve their health, deal with adversity, and build strong relationships.”
With that finding in mind, I can’t wait to start journalling right away, and here’s my day 1. Basically I’m just following the format available on the book, from day 1 to day 90.
“When you are grateful, fear disappears and abundance appears.”
#1: What is one thing I am grateful for today and why.
I am grateful for the time I spent playing with my son this evening, because holding him in my arms and kissing him over and over again is such a precious moment that I wouldn’t replace with anything. I am so blessed God given me a healthy and handsome child.
#2: What I’m looking forward to tomorrow.
I am looking forward to brew a cup of coffee using my small french press tomorrow morning and share it with my family. We always did. Well, not always, but most of the time. Everybody gets a sip or two, but we are happy. That single cup is always enough.
#3: A popular song that I enjoy and why.
It is an old song titled “Thanks to You” by Richard Marx, a tribute to mothers. I can relate to the lyrics, and the line that I really adore is this, “… My love for you will live in my heart until eternity’s through…”
The following is the song video complete with lyrics, thanks to YouTube.
Those are the three items for my gratitude journal day 1. What about you? Have you been grateful today?