Gratitude Journaling and #ilovethursdaythanks

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I've been journaling in a Gratitude Journal, on and off, since 2010. That's right around the time I also began blogging and opened my online shop, I Love It All. After readers saw the journal I had blogged about, they asked if I would create one for them. I doubted if people would even buy such a thick, chunky journal. But they did. Over and over and over again.

This is a screenshot I took on September 13, 2017 of my original gratitude journal that at the time had been pinned over 70,000 times from this photo alone! It's the same one you see in the photo above all the way to the right.
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THE STORY
I wanted to document my thankful thoughts and grateful moments. As you know, I'm sure, not all days are sunshine and daisies and I'm not afraid to record those moments that have me feeling less than joyful. My feeling is that this is real life, my life and if I can power through those days that I struggle to see something good - because face it, there IS always something good in every day - I am grateful.

That's where #ilovethursdaythanks comes in. Why don't we all share a grateful moment from our week and share it? I'll be documenting one page from one of my Gratitude Journals each Thursday over on Instagram. You can follow along with me, I'm @iloveitallshop and you can also follow the hashtag #ilovethursdaythanks, too.

So, see that first photo up there? Those are just a few of the Gratitude Journals I use. Sometimes I like to get artsy, some days I have a longer story, and then other times I don't even journal every day.

You have to find a system that works for you and go with it. If that means trying several different methods until it feels right, do that. Don't give up. Miss a few days? Or weeks? Or months? Carry on, begin again and find joy in the journaling!

THIS WEEK'S #ILOVETHURSDAYTHANKS
Yesterday, Isabella had golf team photos. Watching her with the group and then for her individual photos, I was reminded of the first year she played team golf. She was a 6th grader, had never played golf and was a little girl.


Now she knows what she's doing, most of the time. She nearly had a hole-in-one on her last round of golf this year. And, she's not a little girl anymore.

That's her, third from the left.

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365 Things Mixed Media Journal  :  Travelers Notebook Insert  :  Composition Book Gratitude Journal

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