I’m feeling pretty thankful today!

Start your own Gratitude Journal today!

Many of you have commented on the page I created, My Blessings.  I found a new website today that I want to share with you, aptly called www.thankfulfor.com

I like this website for two reasons. First, people post publicly the things for which they are thankful. For example, someone just posted that they are thankful for “The smell of fresh flowers in the morning ❤ or anytime. Thanks father.”. Isn’t that great? A second person posted, ‘Aug30-(yesterday) only being 10 min late >.<; being able to make up the time in class; finishing up most of the essay grading; great songs on the radio; braised duck kway teow!; friendly TP staff like J, J, and D; not having to tutor this weekend; R, H, and T; yummy leftovers from yesterday’s breakfast; B coming back to talk with me for a bit and setting up a movie time; M offering to get me something from HK.”. (sip)

“Silent gratitude isn’t much use to anyone.”
-Gladys Browyn Stern

Additionally, it has an online journal available for those of you who want to create your own online Gratitude Journal. I have no connection to this site, but I do like to pass along great ideas from others. This link works very much like the online journal that I use. It sends a daily email reminder, which helps me stay on track. I always encourage people to journal, and I hope this encourages more of you to journal as well!

Gratefulness is the key to a happy life that we hold in our hands, because if we are not grateful, then no matter how much we have we will not be happy — because we will always want to have something else or something more.”

-Brother David Steindl-Rast

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8 thoughts on “I’m feeling pretty thankful today!

  1. Sharmishtha Basu September 1, 2012 at 7:27 am Reply

    we have so many things to be grateful for!


  2. 16sedici16 September 1, 2012 at 12:55 pm Reply

    This is a great post! I didn’t grow up learning about gratitude… sounds silly doesn’t it? Now, at 30 years old, I feel like that’s a common sense lesson. However, for some people our childhood was filled with different lessons. And for that, I suppose I am grateful. I grew up without my mother, which sounds awful to some (especially being that I’m female), however now I realize that it was for the best as she was an unhealthy person to have in my life. I grew up with a father who struggled to raise two kids on his own while battling bipolar disorder. I need to remind myself every day that things could always be worse. My dad taught me many valuable lessons that other parents haven’t and its made me excel in areas of my life that otherwise would have fell flat. Everything that has happened to me has made me who I am… and even though there are days I wake up and think “I hate myself”, there are other days where I’m quite proud of the person I’ve become. Thank you for this post and for the reminder that there is always something to be grateful for!


    • Overwhelmed By Joy September 4, 2012 at 10:40 pm Reply

      That doesn’t sound silly at all. I do believe that a lot of gratitude is ‘caught, rather than taught’, as they say. Good for you for taking charge of making a change!


  3. evilnymphstuff September 1, 2012 at 1:09 pm Reply

    Be grateful… that’s a great advice! Giving thanks even to the simplest things in life can just make the world brighter… I feel so much better after being thankful; it just lifts my mood! So thank you for sharing this! Great post!


  4. learningmypathtowardsgod September 1, 2012 at 2:56 pm Reply

    I’ll admit my blogs are me wrestling with my shelf which is usually has nothing to do with gratitude – something that had occurred a bit back and have been working sort of in mind with hopes it starts showing up in postings, but your quote “Silent gratitude isn’t much use to anyone.” by Gladys Browyn Stern never entered into my mind. So as you brought attention to the webiste think I too will end my blogs with one thing I am grateful for – which is God’s Grace. Thanks!


  5. Waywardspirit September 11, 2012 at 5:06 pm Reply

    Gratitude journals are the best. My favorite is the gratitude group my seven sisters and I keep. We meet once a year from all over the country around our “club”. Its one of the nicest things in my life. We each get to string the beads of our gratitudes for the year into a precious strand, uninterrupted. Its an amazing all nighter.


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