Monday, December 2, 2013

Gratitude Journal

I was challenged to keep a gratitude journal.  I feel like I'm a pretty grateful person.  I try notice the good in others and thank them for what they do.  I know I have room for improvement.  It can be so easy to see when something goes wrong and to get on the pity pot.  I try not to but know I have been guilty. 

For school my DD had to write an essay about the last Thanksgiving.  Her teacher wanted the students to think what the world would be like if Thanksgiving were to come to an end.  How would people act?  What would their attitudes be? 

 The combination of these two events has me creating journal covers.  I guess I will need one if I'm to take up the challenge.  And with Christmas around the corner gifts are in order and a few of these might come in handy.
If you would like to make a few too.  I have a tute here.  For this one I sewed strips together in varying widths.  Cut them into 1 1/2" strips. Added grey to the end of two of them.  Cut them so they were the size I needed and the color strips created steps.  Added grey strips in between to make it the height I needed and then just followed the rest of the steps in the tutorial. 


4 comments:

  1. I did the 30 days of what i was thankful for on facebook this year. All my family members do it each year and i love seeing their answers. Honestly I found myself sitting in front of the computer thinking for a long time. I really struggled to find something some days, (a result of a frustrating family situation) others I had a hard time putting it into words. lol and everyday i wanted to say my husband... lol cuz i couldn't get thru this family thing without him! I was thinking about a journal to keep reminding myself to be thankful for even just the little things.

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  2. I kept a gratitude journal every day for an entire year, and it really helped me stay positive through a difficult time. It's fun to go back and read even still.

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  3. So lovely! :)
    Greetings from Finland!
    Ulla's Quilt World
    Hugs, Ulla

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