Right around Thanksgiving, I decided to try a completing a 21-Day Gratitude Journal, and also encouraged the teachers at my school to do the same. I wanted to post the pictures here because I know many of my readers do not follow me on Instagram or Facebook – where the gratitude journal was originally posted.
Overall, it was an awesome exercise of gratitude. Some days were harder than others, not because I wasn’t grateful for things in my life, but just because I was feeling blah. I decided to just go with it and if I missed a day, no biggie, I just picked up where I left off. I have a tendency to be really hard on myself, and when trying to pay gratitude to all the beautiful things in life, being hard on myself has no place.
Here’s recap for your enjoyment.
Day 1 – my family
Day 2 – siblings
Day 3 – my niece Alley
Day 4 – friends
Day 5 – my parents
Day 6 – colleagues
Day 7 – yoga
Day 8 – the beach
Day 9 – sunsets
Day 10 – lifelong learning
Day 11 – strength: Strength in life, difficult situations, and yoga.
Day 12 – hope
Day 13 – precious moments
Day 14 – I am grateful for the pure joy this time of the year brings my children (holiday season).
Day 15 – I am grateful to be someone’s marigold.
My friend recently shared with me such an incredible compliment “you’re my marigold Jenny.” 🌼 Read this great article about supporting each other, especially during the first year of teaching. http://www.cultofpedagogy.com/marigolds/
Day 16 – homemade ornaments
Day 17 – our garden
Day 18 – homemade gifts for friends
Day 19 – my little blessings
Day 20 – our pantry
Day 21 – new adventures
Have you ever completed a gratitude journal? What did you think?