I wish I knew where I saw this.
Another blogger was talking about this idea & I totally picked up on it... so I'm going to share. If you are the blogger that thought of it, let me know!!! Sorry I'm not giving credit where it's due. I'm totally not taking claim on this idea... but I love it... & am excited about it!
What is this idea?
A Gratitude Journal...
But not just any Gratitude Journal... its one you make for the one you love in your life.
I bought this cute little planner at Target & the idea is simple.
Every day, you write down something that your loved one did that makes you thankful for them... it can be something they said, something they did... I have even used things like something that Ricky has done for others that has impressed me & touched my heart.
It doesn't have to be complicated.
|see... simple things that mean a lot....|
& at the end of the year, you give this journal to your loved ones so they can see all the small things that make a difference to you.
It's even better when they have no idea that you're doing this... what an amazing surprise to present to them. To let them know you've been aware of all the things they do - big & small - that makes your life better.
What a cool idea to do for your children as well.... wouldn't that be neat to go over at the end of the year with your child & let them see how kindness, sweetness, graciousness reflects back to their parents?
We're almost done with the first month & I have to say, I really have enjoyed every night grabbing the planner & writing down something...
It's just a really good way to look at the ones you love in a different light. Even on those days when things are rough, or little small spats get in the way - its a good way to put things back into perspective... to see the big picture....
I know we're already a month in the year... but its never too late....
Grab a planner today & get started.....
I thank my God every time I remember you
~ Philippians 1:3