CHOOSING GRATITUDE - HOW TO CHOOSE THE PERFECT JOURNAL

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WHY I JOURNAL
Just this morning, I was chatting with a follower on IG and here's part of our conversation,

"Yes! Those few moments that we actually stop and listen to what's on our mind and in our heart. Golden!" 

True, right? In our fast-paced world, made more chaotic sometimes by our own lists and to do's and think we should's, those few moments I take to actually sit down, ponder and then journal do so much for my outlook on the day, on my life and sometimes I even cry a little because I'm so overcome by this life I'm so lucky to have. Pure gold for sure.

To be aware of the little things brings me joy. When I review journals fro years gone by, my joy is doubled.

WONDERING IF GRATITUDE JOURNALING IS FOR YOU?
If you've seen some of my journaling over the years, you'll see that my journaling style is anywhere from straightforward - using only my words and maybe a colored marker - to a more artsy, elaborate style - ranging from using modeling paste, watercolors, stencils, journal cards, washi tape and tags, much like art journaling.

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Yeah, that's a whole lot of journals. But, I use each and every one of them. Not all the time and not every week, but through the year, you'll see me sharing pages from each of them. The one in the upper right hand corner is the journal that started it all. I made it for myself and followers saw it and began requesting one for themselves. Lucky me!

WHICH JOURNAL SHOULD YOU CHOOSE?
This lined pages spiral bound journal you see below is a great way to begin, comes with a mini embellishment kit. It is a ready to ship item and generally ships the same day!

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Don't let what someone else is doing stop you from journaling your thankful thoughts and grateful moments. Be you, be unique. Feel free to find inspiration to figure out what your style is, but don't be limited by what you see or intimidated that what you see is not anwhere near to what you had in mind.

With this travelers notebook style journal, you get to choose how to journal - all the pages come to you blank just waiting for your words, thoughts and moments that make your heart grateful.

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Pocket cards are not just for scrapbooking anymore! I printed off several journaling cards from the shop and added a binder ring. How easy is that? I look forward to seeing how chunky this little Gratitude Journal will get and my hope is that I'll have to move up to the 3" binder ring to hold all my happy moments. #goals

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#Gratitude Journal #Gratitude #Grateful #Journal #Journal Cards #Pocket Scrapbooking #Journaling Cards #365 Things #Today

Are you a planner nerd? I've added these pages to my Filofax planner and use the off and on. They are available in both a color digital download and black and white digital download. The beauty of digital downloads is that you pay once and are able to download as many times as you need.
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When I have a story to share, I turn to my composition journal. Last year, I went through my journal and embellished quite a few pages but left many of them blank. I happen to be a gal who likes to decorate and embellish her Gratitude Journal. But, if you are not one of "those people" this journal is still for you. With 100 lined pages, you will be sure to have plenty of room to journal your story, maybe even for several years.


For today's #ilovethursday thanks, in addition to sharing this week's grateful moments, I  also wanted to share a few pages I've prepped for the remaining pages left in this year's junk journal style Gratitude Journal. You can find the 2019 Gratitude Journals here.

Let's start with...

THIS WEEK'S GRATITUDE JOURNAL PAGES
This week I journaled in my mixed paper journal...the Right Here stamp was already on the page and I kept it pretty simple with just words. You can view more detailed photos of what's inside the 2019 Gratitude Journal, much like the 2018 journal I am using here, in this blog post. Or you can buy it here

I did want to document my grateful moments, though, and a whole lot of reflection. Some years are tougher than others, so we are certainly looking forward to a calmer 2019!

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This little CURRENTLY card was in the right place at the right time for me this year. Christmas is a season filled with so many activities and family traditions, this journal card allowed me to be short and sweet, but still filled with thankful thoughts.

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...and then I used a journaling card this week, find it here, which I added to the other journal cards in my book ring mini journal that I posted here. I definitely see me using this journal at least once a week in addition to my most-used mixed paper journal.

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A PEEK AT NEXT WEEK'S JOURNAL PAGES
I took a few minutes this week and prepped the last two pages in my 2018 Gratitude Journal. The envelope came unadorned but I decided to add the washi tape and polka dot tag from a gift bag a friend sent me.

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Inside, I tucked two journaling cards which I attached together with washi tape to form a sort of notebook. It is now ready for my gratitude journaling.

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And for the last page in my journal, I pulled out a paper punch. The arrows seemed a good choice, pointing us in new directions as 2018 is ending and 2019 waits to greet us with a new year and new chances.

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Choosing gratitude will change your life. It will change your outlook. It will change your perception of the past and the joy of the future. I urge you to embark on a journey of gratitude journaling, your heart will be full.

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