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  1. Hi, I’m starting a grateful journal today?. With the world going crazy at the moment and having to spend more time at home without much face to face contact, I thought a grateful journal would be more than worthwhile.
    In the morning I will write down three things that I’m grateful for, and at end of the day I will write down three things I’m grateful to have achieved.

    There will be many things that will be repetitive over the coming weeks but I guess, these constants, are comforting as say, a delicious bowl of spaghetti bolognese ?

    1. Yes, that’s a brilliant way to get through this pandemic, Maidee! Gratitude in what you do have — health, food, creature comforts in your home — they are so easy to take for granted during normal life, but it is especially vital to count these blessings during these troubling times. Your instincts are spot on ?

  2. Wendy in Iowa says:

    I just started bullet journaling and I am in love!

    I currently an in OA (Over-Eater’s Anonymous) which is a 12-Step program. So everyday I write all my food, weighed & measured. I write five things that I am grateful for and I have a writing assignment that is a minimum of 2 pages. I was wondering if you had any suggestions on how to incorporated a layout that would be weekly but obviously on multiple pages for the writing.

    Any suggestions would be appreciated.

    Thank you.

    1. Hey Wendy! I write 3 pages each day in my Morning Pages journal and it fills up FAST! I can’t think of a good way to incorporate that much writing directly into your bullet journal weekly spread without taking over your journal. Instead, I would add a simple tracker in each weekly spread to tick off when you complete your writing each day and write your assignments in a separate journal. I hope that helps, and have fun getting into your bullet journal!

  3. Ramanathan Sivakumar says:

    In what way writing a Journal different from writing a diary? Please respond and I shall be grateful for your response.

    1. A gratitude journal is about writing down one to three items you’re thankful for each day, whereas I think of a diary as more of a record of events and your feelings that day. Of course, everyone’s diary/journal writing experience is different, so I wouldn’t worry too much about it, Ramanathan! Just write what you enjoy and I’m sure you’ll get positive results 🙂

  4. I started being grateful for things, people and events in my life when I was in high school. A teacher once told me to stop complaining and find something to be happy about instead. I hadn’t realized my complaining and grumbling was affecting those around me, but it did. Believe me, when you are negative it affects others around you as well. I never did write things down, I just kept finding new things to be grateful for in that moment, day by day.
    Now I use photography to document things that make me happy. Pets, people, events and moments. Once you start being grateful it becomes easier to find things to be grateful for. It seems to reinforce itself.
    If you want a journalling spin to this idea, you can print out photos to put into your journal, even one or two a month. You’ll have a visual reminder of what you are grateful for. Add in some notes, even a few words.

    Thank you for this great blog you generously share with us.

    1. Little Coffee Fox Team says:

      Thank you for sharing your thoughts Bonny! Isn’t it great to be able to change that perspective and see things from a different light? Photography is a great way to document the things you’re thankful for as well.

  5. Living with Mental health issues and Physical Health issues I often don’t freel grateful 🙂
    However, I’m trying to change my attitude/mind set. Especially now I’m about to start a degree course with the Open University in February 2018. Thanks for your great bolg and your inspiring/useful ideas!

    1. Little Coffee Fox Team says:

      I’m glad to hear this has been inspiring for you. Wishing you the best with your journey ahead!

  6. I’ve done a “Gratitude Log/””Thankful For” for November before but am trying it for this month too. Is it okay to have repeats of what you’re thankful for? Examples: writing that you’re thankful for friends being there for you, more than once; or thankful for nice, sunny days more than once? Sometimes I’m not sure if I’d be able to come up with something totally new every day, especially the longer I do it. I’d probably have a lot of repeats over the weeks and months.

    1. That’s totally okay, Melissa! Sometimes seeing something written down a few times really helps cement in just how important it is to you. I know I write about how I am thankful for the weather all the time, because it’s always a pleasant part of those days!

  7. This is a great post. I am going to start my thankfulness journal today. Thanks for inspiring me!

  8. Since I started one of these, I’m sleeping better. I do it last thing before I turn out the lights. So calming to think of the good from the day. Love the way you do this. All of your posts are really helpful.

    1. Thanks so much for your kind words! I am really glad you have enjoyed your Gratitude Log. There really is a profound difference in your overall mood and perspective when you shift your focus to the positive. I hope you continue to find happy outcomes from your daily gratitude!

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