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Gratitude Journal 52 Writing Prompts to Celebrate Your Wonderful Life Elizabeth N. Doyd

Gratitude Journal 52 Writing Prompts to Celebrate Your Wonderful Life

Elizabeth N. Doyd

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Writing in a gratitude journal may only take a few minutes of your day, but doing so has the power to turn your entire life around. When we start counting the little things that we treasure, things that may otherwise escape our attention in the chaosMoreWriting in a gratitude journal may only take a few minutes of your day, but doing so has the power to turn your entire life around. When we start counting the little things that we treasure, things that may otherwise escape our attention in the chaos of daily life, we are making the effort to be more positive, and thus more loving, giving and appreciative people. Our happiness is no one’s responsibility but our own- when we make the effort to stop reacting to the people and circumstances around us, we’re taking back control of our lives in order to steer it in the direction we want.Giving thanks to the universe is giving love, and what we give inevitably comes back to us. Once you make a habit out of appreciating all the gifts in life, big or small, you’ll begin to attract more positive people and situations. Bad habits and former worries will disappear, replaced by faith and good feeling toward yourself and others.One of the most powerful laws of the universe, the Law of Attraction, says that whatever you focus on grows stronger. By making a habit to focus on the positive side of things, even something you might label as negative, you are tapping into the secret of living a happy life.Starting a gratitude journal is easy. All you need is a pen, a notebook, and a moment to lay down your appreciation for what you’ve been given in life.This book contains journal prompts on 52 different topics, each one beginning with an inspirational quote from great men and women of the past and present. You can focus on one topic a week if you wish—that’s enough to last you a year. Or you may pick and choose a prompt at random if you are looking for inspiration and new ideas on any given day.Sample Prompt:2: All Smiles“A smile is a curve that sets everything straight.”― Phyllis DillerNever underestimate the power of a smile. Whether from a stranger or someone you love, a smile directed your way brightens up the day. Whenever someone smiles, it’s contagious- we can’t help but smile back.A smile is beautiful. It’s a universal sign that you’re open, friendly and giving. It connects us to one another. Studies have shown that just looking at photos of people smiling, especially the people you love, can have enormous mood-boosting effects. So if you’re ever in a sour mood, smile! Even if it’s for no reason. At first it may feel silly, but the right facial actions can stimulate feelings of joy. We can immediately tell whether someone’s smile is genuine or not on an instinctual level. There’s a crinkling around the eyes and an uplift of the cheeks and the corners of the mouth.Children tend to smile 20x more per day than adults. That’s because children are more in tune with the magic of the world and the pleasures in little things that adults can take for granted.Go ahead and try smiling more during the day. Smile at yourself in the mirror, look at smiling pictures of friends, try smiling at strangers. If you’re shy, start small. Smile at the cashier when s/he hands you your change and receipt as you thank them, for example.Note in your journal what you notice when you smile at people. Are they smiling back? Are they more open and inviting? What about the smiles that you’ve received today? List them and observe your own reactions to them.Think about the lovely smiles of the people you know, or even the smiles of famous people. Whose smile makes you feel all gooey inside? What traits are reflected in their smiles?Give yourself a genuine smile in the mirror. Note the beauty you radiate. What do you like about your own smile?Show