Monday, December 31, 2012

A twist on Gratitude Journals and Journal Jars

Our Gratitude Can

I saw this wonderful idea on facebook. Beginning January 1st, everytime something good happens to our family, we will write it on a piece of paper and drop the note in our "gratitude jar". On New Year's Eve, next year, open the jar and see how much you and your family have to be grateful for.

We will actually be using a #10 can. I used some of our favorite gratitude quotes. Below I have included them, you can use them if you like.

Cotact me If you would like me to send you the original document in pdf to use for your own can--

If you want to keep it simple just use a large canning jar.

Gratitude Quotes
Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Melody Beattie

If the only prayer you said was thank you, that would be enough. Meister Eckhart

Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude. Denis Waitley

On the recollection of so many and great favours and blessings, I now, with a high sense of gratitude, presume to offer up my sincere thanks to the Almighty, the Creator and Preserver. William Bartram

Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation. Brian Tracy

Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow. Melody Beattie

We should certainly count our blessings, but we should also make our blessings count. Neal A. Maxwel

Gratitude bestows reverence, allowing us to encounter everyday epiphanies, those transcendent moments of awe that change forever how we experience life and the world. John Milton

Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance. Eckhart Tolle

We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures. Thornton Wilder

Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom. Marcel Proust

If the only prayer you said was thank you, that would be enough. Meister Eckhart

Let gratitude be the pillow upon which you kneel to say your nightly prayer. And let faith be the bridge you build to overcome evil and welcome good. Maya Angelou

You pray in your distress and in your need; would that you might pray also in the fullness of your joy and in your days of abundance. Khalil Gibran


Good Things
Kelly Hamon

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