And then I discovered an App, Grateful, A Gratitude Journal, and added it to my iphone. The App notifies me at the same time every day to stop and write. This practice helps me to acknowledge the small and large things in my life that I am grateful for. The journal has a place for me to write a little or a lot. I can also attach photos to my posts, which I love. My photos range from people & places, to screenshots of texts or social media posts. The mixed media helps me to capture more moments than just being able to enter text. Looking back at the many moments I have recorded, some of the simplest entries are the most profound to me. The journal helps me focus on what really matters.
My journey this year has shown me that practicing gratitude is a cycle, you internalize and recognize a moment or situation and then you share it back to the source. Looking for the good in others or situations and showing appreciation costs us nothing.
I am going to continue down this road and I hope to get stronger in my practice. I would love to hear your story and any tips you may have to pass along.
Sharing this as a resource:
Books by Brené Brown (They are all great!)