There has been a lot of buzz around Gratitude Journals in the past few years and it is something I am keen to start for myself, Harry and Heidi in 2016.
You don't need to spend a fortune to start your own journal. We ordered personalised photo notebooks from Snapfish for only £5.99 each featuring some of our favourite photographs on the covers. You can add text too so I added 'If you can dream it, you can do it' to my book cover. It's one of my favourite quotes.
How our gratitude journal will work for us
Most people try and write a certain number of points in their journal every evening but to be honest I think this is going to be too strict for Harry and Heidi. I want to try and encourage their creativity as much as possible this year and will ask them to draw pictures of things that have made them happy, note their dreams for the future, stick tickets or postcards in their journals and write about something that has made them smile or how they've made someone else smile.
I don't want to have a strict routine of when we'll write in our journals and never want it to feel like a chore but I would like it to be completed a few times every week. At the end of the year it will be lovely to look back at 2016. Heidi started her journal tonight and what she's written already melts my heart!
|"I loved going to Granny's house"|
Have you started a gratitude journal this year yet? If not, it's never to late to begin.