Journal Prompts for Giving Thanks

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Journal prompts for cultivating gratitude.

Are you looking for a writing challenge? Want to stretch and tone your writerly muscles? Do you need ideas to trigger a good writing session?

Journal prompts can be used in a number of ways.

Journal writing is excellent for building skills and maintaining a regular writing practice, and journal prompts can help you use your journal creatively and effectively.

In keeping with the theme for November, a month when we here in the U.S. pay more heed than usual to giving thanks, today I’d like to present a series of journal prompts for promoting thankfulness.


Journal Prompts

You can use one of these journal prompts or use all of them. You might even want to start a gratitude journal just for giving thanks. Such a journal is a great way to remind yourself of all the things in life for which you are grateful and to keep your mind in a positive space.

  1. One of the best experiences of my life was… I am grateful for that experience because…
  2. Appreciating little things like a sunset or a delicious meal is important to me. Some of the little things that I appreciate are…
  3. People aren’t perfect, but even with all their flaws, they bring much happiness to my life. I am grateful for the following people… I love or appreciate them because…
  4. There are lots of things I can do to make sure I feel grateful each and every day. Some of those things include…
  5. Sometimes, I need to remind myself that I have much to be thankful for. I can remember those things through journal writing and by…

You can also simply make a list of all the things and people that make you feel grateful. Write a list of 100 people you’re grateful for, 50 experiences you’re glad you’ve had, or 25 little things you appreciate every day.

Feel free to use these journal prompts to inspire a comment. Tell us what you’re grateful for! And keep writing.

Got any journal prompts to share? Leave a comment!

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About Melissa Donovan
Melissa Donovan is a website designer and copywriter. She writes fiction and poetry and is the founder and editor of Writing Forward, a blog packed with creative writing tips and ideas.

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2 Responses to “Journal Prompts for Giving Thanks”

  1. Evelyn says:

    Dang it, woman! I guess I must be a little too American. My mind has been there recently and I couldn’t even get through your list without welling up tears. Tsk!

    Good prompts! ;)