On Being Thankful...


I was browsing through my blogger friend Lauryn Green's blog today and came across a post about being thankful. She recommended keeping a notebook and making a list each night of three things you're thankful for. 

I wanted to share this with you guys because I think it's a great idea. I'm big on lists but really the only ones I ever make are 'to do' lists.  Although 'to do' lists are technically helpful, they can be a burden at times because I'm also a huge worrier. I'm constantly worrying about things I need to get done, the people around me, etc. I'm pretty sure that 90% of my thoughts begin with "I really need to..." or "Before I forget...". I also tend to focus on the negative. That is why I'm going to give this new list a try.

I started the list of things I'm thankful for tonight. I didn't stop at three because too many things came to mind but I plan on adding three each day. As I read over it, I immediately felt better. Sure there's plenty of things to worry about, but there is plenty to be grateful for too. Taking a second to focus on those things each day is a pretty good idea if you ask me.

Thanks for the tip, Lauryn!

6 comments:

  1. In order to stay positive, one must always be thankful. <3 Thanks for the idea. A journal shall be started too, for this worry wart!

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  2. That's such a good idea. I am also a constant worrier. I am worrying right now that I should be cleaning the house and not on the computer.

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  3. I love this idea! I always say I'm going to start a Gratitude Journal but I never do. I think you've just inspired me to get off my butt and finally start one! :) Thank you! xo

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  4. Love this idea. Definitely going to try it, especially on those days when everything feels blue. I'm a big list maker and I wonder how many bloggers share similar personality traits. :) Thank you for sharing Lauryn's idea (and link to her blog - I now have a new blog to explore! yay! Thankful list already started.)

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  5. haven't been here since the blog redesign…looks great! also i am in love with this idea, i hope you share your insights here :)

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