Gratitude Journal Entry #1

Thursday, December 11, 2008
Last night after everyone fell asleep and I had some "me" time, I grabbed a magazine, a cup of tea and sat down to read. I tend to skim a magazine before I actually get serious about reading it. But these days with my time limitations, I don't have that luxury. I've got to get right to it. In the health section of the magazine, there was a little blip about holiday happiness. It caught my eye...isn't this what all of us wants?

Apparently, most people are focused on getting the gift(s) that they want, and in the end are often disappointed. The article suggests that we are more likely to be happy if we appreciate what we already have more so than getting what we desire. The final recommendation was to create a weekly (or any frequency that suits you) gratitude journal and in it, jot down 3 items for which you're thankful. I like the idea, and I know, from time to time, that I certainly lose sight of the things I value most. And so, here is my first entry in my Gratitude Journal.
  1. I am thankful for healthy and loving children.
  2. I am thankful for my good health and my husband's good health.
  3. I am thankful for my sisters.

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