Thursday, January 21, 2016

Live Your Life with 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. 

For every small blessing turns into a chock full day of gratitude?

Love Snoopy and Charlie Brown!!!!


Best wishes,
Donna M. McDine
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  1. Snoopy dance!

    I keep a journal on and off. It really gets words flowing because you know it's just your thoughts and no one will see them.

    1. I's nice being safe in one's own words.

  2. Great advice, Donna! Thanks you. I'm grateful for you:)

  3. Excellent advice, Donna. I used to keep a journal but haven't in a long time. Maybe I should start again. Have a lovely weekend.

    1. I find that journaling clears my head! Snowed in at home in New York - not a bad thing! Have a wonderful weekend!

  4. Difficult to be anything but positive when you are grateful.

  5. I think Alex hit the nail on the head there!

  6. I always feel so much better if I start with positives in my journal. And I often find that I've forgotten the negatives when I do.

  7. This is just what I needed to read today. :)


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