Tuesday, January 27, 2015

A Gratitude Journal... for your spouse....

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


  1. OMG! This will be perfect for CH! He always asks me why I love him, and I always just say "because I do"! This is going to be AWESOME! :)

  2. I LOVE this!!! Thank you for sharing! I'm starting today for my hubby & kids!

  3. What a wonderful idea! After all, we all love to know we are appreciated.

  4. You saw it from me :) I got the idea from another blogger too! haha. I love that you are doing this & that you are doing it in a planner! That is genius!! :) love your heart!

  5. I love this!! I keep a monthly journal for the kiddos but I have never thought about doing something like this for Brandon. I am totally hopping on board this train!! :)

  6. This is an AMAZING idea!! I think I'm going to start doing this so I can give it to him next Valentines Day. We never do big presents or anything for the holiday but this would be so special :)

  7. Such a sweet idea!! We do something similar with a question a day for a year and repeat for 3 years!! :) xo, Biana - BlovedBoston

  8. Oh I love the idea!! I think I will keep on on the grands as well, cute things they say or do to touch my heart!!
    Awesome share :-)


  9. I can't tell you how much I LOVE this idea, grabbing a journal & getting started :)

  10. Love, love, love this idea! I think I may try to jump on this bandwagon because I don't give Cory anywhere near the recognition he deserves and I think this would help!

  11. I love this. I need to do one for my husband and I think we are the ones who will benefit from this.....

    I looked up Gratitude Journals on Pinterest and found some awesome pages to print out!

  12. what a sweet idea :) i wish i could make KC do one for me haha

  13. This is absolutely amazing and I know it's something my husband would really appreciate :)

  14. I just love this idea! There are so many things that Chris does for me every day that I take completely for granted. I'm putting this idea to good use!

  15. I love this! Going to start doing this now. What a wonderful idea ... thank you for sharing!!

  16. This is great! Not only does it show your spouse how much you love them, but also shows you how much you appreciate them. Well done my friend!

  17. Great ideas.
    thanks for stopping by my blog :)

  18. This is such a great idea! So perfect to have everything in one place too and what a great gift when it's all done :)

  19. What a wonderful, wonderful idea. It's too easy (at least for me?) to focus on my hubby's shortcomings (of which there are plenty) rather than his strong points (of which there are even more) ... keeping a gratitude journal will help me make sure that I look for the things to be thankful for instead of the things to grouse about. I wonder if it's too late to start now - an 11-month journal?


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