Here’s my latest hand bound journal. I made this especially to write in, spending many days painting all the paper pages and deciding on what to put on the cover. It will include lots and lots of gratitudes as part of a new project I’m working on. Shuuuu….can’t say anymore right now.
I decided this morning early to get a photo of it. The light is perfect at 6 a.m. What better place to capture it than a location I’m so thankful to have – at the edge of this serene pool and spa.
Gratitude requires practice. Apostle Paul claimed to have “learned” how to be content by practicing gratitude in all circumstances and situations. He was in prison while he wrote the epistles to the church so he had to look long and hard for things to be thankful for.
Gratitudes are not brilliant. I tend to write dumb things when it comes to gratitudes. Nothing especially extraordinary or awe-inspiriing, just the things of everyday life that come across my field of vision and make me smile. Maybe that’s the point: they’re just ordinary things.
Gratitude is powerful. It has the ability to change minds and hearts about circumstances without changing the circumstances. It’s like magic. After gratitude is expressed, contentment follows. How does that happen? I don’t know. That’s why it’s magical. I marvel at it because I don’t understand how it works. It just does.
Try it out. I promise you will be amazed.