Wednesday, April 8, 2015

G is for Gratitude - A to Z 2015 Challenge



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?


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Best wishes,
Donna M. McDine
Multi Award-winning Children's Author

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26 comments:

  1. Gratitude is a wonderful word and one we should all know.
    My favourite quotation is: "Today's gratitude buys you tomorrows pleasure".

    Enjoy your day.
    Yvonne.

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  2. I used to keep a gratitude journal but stopped. I should start it again. :)

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  3. I don't keep a gratitude journal but I do try to stay aware of how fortunate I am in so many ways, and to pay it back when I can. Thanks, Donna!

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  4. It's been years since I kept a journal and then it was for travel. I do try to maintain an attitude of gratitude.

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  5. I've kept a journal (off and on) since I was about twelve and I think I'm sometimes prone to just using it to have a moan and a whinge. I should really try and write more positive stuff in it because that's probably the stuff I'm going to want to look back and remember (not that someone said something that annoyed me that day). :-)

    Cait @ Click's Clan

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    1. I hear you on that. A positive memory is so much better. But it's good to get the negative out of our minds too!

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  6. This year I'm doing a remberlutions jar and keeping track of achievements and things to be grateful about. Hoping to have a full jar at the end of the year.

    ~Patricia Lynne aka Patricia Josephine~
    Member of C. Lee's Muffin Commando Squad
    Story Dam
    Patricia Lynne, Indie Author

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    1. Awesome! They gave those out at work at the beginning of the year. Love it!

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  7. Gratitude for all that is good keeps me sane. There is a lot of negative out there and a lot of sorrow. Untethered Realms / MPax

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  8. A great idea, Donna. We need to think positive and have gratitude for the good things in life. Thanks for the reminder.

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    1. Glad you like the post and reminder!

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  9. If I start with the positive in my journal, by the time I'm done, I've forgotten the negative. Perfect advice.

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  10. Hello Donna, nice to meet you! Gratitude, great word and good post!!! Lots of G words....

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    1. Thanks Cathrina. Delighted to have connected with you!

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  11. Throughout our life we are helped by so many people on a daily basis. So many people to show our a gratitude. :)

    Cheers,
    POETICbug
    http://poeticbug.blogspot.com/

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    1. It's definitely important to show a gratitude toward others. It makes us a better person!

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  12. This post was comforting :) Especially as I've been dealing with lots of tough news and stuff on my side lately, for example the wisdom teeth extraction surgery I have tomorrow in a couple hours! Yikes!!! :D

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    1. Yikes, I hope your surgery went well! I tried clicking on your profile and I couldn't get to it!

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