Gratitude is the feeling of appreciation expressed by an individual when another does something good for them.
Usually when someone does something nice for you, you immediately say thank you. Saying thank you is a good thing but gratitude is more than just saying the words thank you.
It is more about feeling thankful and not just saying thank you. It is the emotion you feel, the feeling of gratefulness in your heart, that is what gratitude is about.
It is important you make this a daily habit. Practicing gratitude not only makes you a grateful person, it also makes you a more positive person and gives you a positive outlook on life which in turn improves your mood and makes you happier and healthier.
It is easier to be thankful when everything is going right in our lives. But on days when things seem to go wrong, we find ourselves complaining and feeling sad rather than thankful. But it is even more important to find a reason to be thankful on such days.
This 30-day gratitude journal is meant to help you recognize and acknowledge all the things that you should be thankful for. And really, there’s always something to be thankful for.
“Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn’t learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn’t learn a little, at least we didn’t get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn’t die; so, let us all be thankful”Buddha
30 gratitude journal prompts
Here are some gratitude journal prompts to help make practicing gratitude easier for you.
Describe the best part of your day
What is a recent purchase that has added value to your life?
What is a recent gift that has added value to your life?
What’s a possession that makes your life easier?
What mistake have you made that led to a positive outcome?
What are some doors that you thank God for closing?
What is something you are looking forward to?
What cheers you up when you are down?
Write about someone who makes your life better
Write about someone who inspires you.
What’s an accomplishment you are proud of?
What is something you like about yourself?
Write about something someone did that made you happy
What is a quote that inspires you?
What do you like about your job?
Write about your favorite pet
What is the hardest thing you’ve had to do, which led to a major personal accomplishment?
Who can you count on whenever you need someone to talk to and why?
What is one thing you look forward to at the end of your day?
Describe a recent time when you truly felt at peace.
Write about your favorite hobby
What’s a tradition you are grateful for?
What opportunities are you most thankful for having?
What is your favorite scripture verse?
What music are you thankful for?
What skill(s) do you have that you’re grateful for?
Write about a family member that you’re grateful for.
What is something you like about your parents, spouse or child?
What do you like most about the current season?
What is something you hope will happen in the coming year?
With these questions, you should be able to easily practice gratitude every day. Click the button below for your free gratitude journal.