I am a firm believer in expressing gratitude. There are many ways to go about it whether it be: praying, writing it down, saying it out loud or saying it quietly in your head. One way that I love to express my gratitude is through a gratitude journal.
There are so many things we have to be grateful for. There are some days, especially as hardworking moms, where it seems nothing goes right. Some days where: you get no sleep, toddler tantrums hit at every corner, the house is a mess, but you fell like you’ve cleaned all day and when it’s 5 o’clock, but it feels like bedtime. There are days that push us to our limits, where we may lose our cool or where we can feel very lonely. Through all of this, there is still so much to be grateful for! I find it a lot easier to recognize when I have it written down.
Why Keep a Gratitude Journal?
At times when I’m feeling flustered or just plain overwhelmed. I like to write in my gratitude journal. If anything, I am always able to write that I am grateful for an amazing husband and awesome kids. On top of that- I am breathing-for sure a blessing. I usually have a goal to write down ten things I’m grateful for. Usually, when I get going I end with more than ten things written down.
A Few Things I’m Grateful For:
1. Healthy children
2. A loving husband
3. A roof over our heads
4. A bed to throw myself into at the end of the day
5. Warm water to take a shower in… (if I get around to it hehe)
6. Food to eat
7. Clean water to bring
8. A free country I live in
9. An awesome community of moms surrounding me
10. Amazing people who have forged the way for me to live the life I live
All The Feels
Even after writing that simple list I feel a lot better that I’m still wearing my leggings and that the dishes aren’t done. And most of all, I’m looking at my cute faced kiddos in a new light. On this Motivational Monday, I encourage you to jot down a few things you are grateful for.
Share some of your gratitude list with us!!! How did you feel after writing down what you’re grateful for?
I’m grateful for all of our awesome readers!