gratitude journal | weeks 6 through 8

I am grateful for my Gratitude Journal

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There, I've said it. And it's true, I am thankful to have taken that step years ago to gather up scraps and bits of paper and cardstock and journaling cards to create a journal to hold my thoughts and frustrations and happiness and sorrows. 

Because, for me, I also record those days that aren't all sunshine and glitter. I have days when I feel overwhelmed and unappreciated and I'm not afraid to document that that's how I'm feeling. That's life. That's my life, as ordinary as it may seem, and I can make my own rules.

Some weeks I've been embellishing pages, but this week I just went with the page that was at hand and took it at face value. I used a purple gel pen, and I'm not really a purple person so that was my "embellishment" for the week.

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Look at that, did you notice that I didn't even finish the week?  I don't recall why this happened other than I let time get away from me as I worked hard in the shop getting out Valentine's Day orders. Not a very good excuse, I should have found the time to be aware of how thankful I was for my husband's support as he cooked and cleared the dishes each night and made trips to the Post Office so I could keep working. 

I didn't let that stop me and moved forward to Week Seven.

I found this stamp several years ago and just love including it in the month of February! Whether or not one happens to have a person or pet to love, there's got to be something we love about life, so why not record it.

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And here we are already into week 8 of the year.

The kraft paper is a scrap that I trimmed into a pennant sharp and I added some washi tape and used my tiny attacher to add it to the page. Have I told you that I love notebook paper? Specifically, the kind that is on the thin side and is wide ruled. 

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Just had to share all the chunky layers and bits peeking out from my Journal...gosh I love that, too. For me, that's a motivating source; that I get to see what next week's paper will be. And then the week after that and the week after that week.

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I offer the Gratitude Journal from January - December, each month adding the next month's selection while still keeping the previous months available as well. It's really neat to see that customers are still purchasing the January - December journal, making me think that they have already been documenting their thankful thoughts and happened upon my Journal and decided to splurge a little bit on themselves. And I thank them for that.

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