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Journal prompts for cultivating gratitude.

Journal writing is excellent for building skills and maintaining a regular writing practice, and journal prompts can help you use your journal creatively and beneficially. Journal prompts can be used to inspire creative ideas, to keep track of important things in our lives, and for personal growth. Today’s prompts are for the practice of gratitude.

According to Harvard Medical School:

In positive psychology research, gratitude is strongly and consistently associated with greater happiness. Gratitude helps people feel more positive emotions, relish good experiences, improve their health, deal with adversity, and build strong relationships.
In keeping with the theme for November, a month when here in the U.S., we pay more heed than usual to giving thanks, today I’d like to present a series of journal prompts for promoting thankfulness.

Journal Prompts for Gratitude

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 promote positive thinking and feelings.

  1. One of the best experiences of my life was… I am grateful for that experience because…
  2. Make a list of 100 things you’re grateful for. Give yourself a few days to finish the list.
  3. Appreciating little things like a sunset or a delicious meal is important to me. Some of the little things that I appreciate are…
  4. I am grateful for the following people… I love or appreciate them because…
  5. There are lots of things I can do to make sure I feel grateful each and every day. Some of those things include…
  6. Write a list of ten things you’re grateful for and a few words about why you’re grateful for each.
  7. Sometimes, I need to remind myself that I have much to be thankful for. I can remember those things through journal writing and by…
  8. BONUS: Keep a gratitude journal for seven days. Every day, write about one thing you’re grateful for. Set your own parameters: write a sentence, a paragraph, or a whole page.

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

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