Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Live a Life of Gratitude

With all the horrible news coming at us at every angle, it's difficult not to get caught up in a tailspin of negative thoughts. Be kind to yourself and those in your life by taking the opportunity each and every day to latch onto the positives in your life with gratitude.

Daily journal writing can set the tone for a day of gratitude and abundance. Don't think you have anything to write out, think again. Concerned your writing won't flow, don't worry. Your journal writing is for your eyes only.

Start your journal session with at least three positive aspects of your life. Write about what makes each one so wonderful and how you are grateful for each, no matter how small or big. Did you know that every small blessing turns into a chock full day of inspiration and gratitude?

Need direction? (Please note this is not an advertisement or affiliate link... I just wanted to share Tina Games' information with you since I had such a positive experience in her journaling retreat).... 

"When I participated in Tina Games' Journaling by the Moonlight retreat I had an amazing and positive experience. Taking the time out for myself and focusing on my goals and desires set a path for positive attitude and clarification in my life... both professionally and personally. On a daily basis (sometimes twice a day, depending what's going on) I continue to journal and I always walk away feeling refreshed. I encourage you to treat yourself and take the time out to visit Tina's website. See below..." 

Tina Games, Life Purpose Intuitive and Creativity Coach
Author of "Journaling by the Moonlight: A Mother's Path to Self-Discovery" and Host of "Life Purpose Legacy" on Contact Talk Radio offers an amazing journal writing retreat and it's worth checking it out. 

Wishing you all the best in positive attitude and gratitude. 

Happy journaling! 


Best wishes,
Donna M. McDine
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  1. What a great post! This is so true. I avoid watching the news because it's so depressing. I love positive stories.

    1. Good for you. I find I sleep much better by not watching the news before I go to bed. Happy Holidays!

  2. Terrific post and advice, Donna! I need to follow it more often.

    1. Thanks Karin! I find by keeping a post-it note at my computer it helps me! Merry Christmas!

  3. Amen to your post Donna, I have a favourite quotation that is "Todays Gratitude Buys You Tomorrow's Happiness." I read it in a book and think of it quite often.

    1. Absolutely adore your favorite quotation! Thanks for sharing!

  4. I'm truly grateful for your words of gratitude, Donna! ~ And thank you for such a wonderful gratitude journaling prompt. :-)

    1. Thanks Tina! Your journaling retreat has unleashed a better way of life for me, much appreciated!

  5. gratitude goes a long way and changes the way we live.

    1. It most certainly does! Happy Holidays!


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