Friday, August 8, 2008

Fantastic Friday: Gratitude Journals & Affirmations

Diane mentioned gratitude journals in her Thankful Thursday post yesterday. I purchased a beautiful suede bound blank journal off of a clearance table at Office Depot last year with the intention of writing what I am grateful for in it each night. After reading Diane's post, I searched everywhere for this journal and finally found it tucked away in my desk drawer. Sadly, it has just FOUR entries dated February 11, February 13, March 11 & July 13 of 2007.

A folded peice of paper in the front cover is the real treasure of this book. It's an affirmation that I wrote:

"I am so happy and grateful...
because money comes easily and frequently;
my family is secure, healthy and active;
nurturing, appreciative, successful people seek my friendship;
I am decisive and believe in what I do."

What is amazing about this affirmation is that it is coming true despite that fact that it has been tucked away in my journal for over a year! Money is coming easier and more frequently! My family is healthy & active! I do have nurturing, appreciative & successful friends and I do beliveve in what I do! I'm still working on the "secure" and "decisive" parts.

I love affirmations! I have this one on my wall by my computer screen:

I am so happy and grateful now that
through the infinite grace of the divine
and our inspired thoughts and actions,
Shaka Studios is selling, creating and shipping
custom furiture in excess of $XXXX per week.

Some weeks we meet our goal. Some weeks we do not. But seeing it everyday helps inspire those thoughts and actions!

I'm not sure why I didn't follow through with my journaling. But, I'm willing to try again and I suggest you try, too! There are many gratitude journals available on the market that help make it easier for you. I'm going to start by just listing 3 things I am thankful for each day... today my list is:

I am thankful for my daughter
I am thankful for my husband.
I am thankful for my SuperWAHMz buddies!

I invite you to leave your 3 things in the comments! Even if you don't start a journal, listing them here will begin great things for you!


Stitchen said...

What an awesome post Kandas. I knew there was a reason I love you.
You know that I am thankful for just about everything but today I will post 3. So.....
Today I am thankful for my sweet husband of 39 years. What on earth would I do without him.
Today I am thankful for my health, although it is not great right now I have faith that it will be better.
Today I am thankful for my dear friends, near and far. I have THE best friends. Who could ask for more.
I am glad you found your journal. I have no clue where my old journal is but I don't really need it anymore. Everyday I send my thanks out to the universe and I believe she sends me back blessings.

Jill said...

OK here goes
I'm thankful for the wonderful relationship I have with my husband

I'm thankful for my two beautiful daughters (the one hereon earth and the one in heaven)

And I'm thankful for my wonderful friends who hold me up

(I had to write this 3 times because it wouldn't post, so now I will really remember what I'm thankful for