Create A Gratitude List

I’m taking a break from the interactive side of social media for a week.  It’s nothing drastic and I’m not trying to prove anything.  I just need a break from the non-stop barrage of input, which I’m hoping will help my output.  As this is my second blog post in a day, maybe it’s helping.

In the calm that is the quiet of my house when my daughter is not here I have had time to ponder many things while not staring at a screen non-stop.  Previously when I’ve given myself a break from distractions I have come up with lists.  Lots of list.  Goals, mostly.  Things I want to do and achieve.  Ideas that pop into my mind when I give them the space away from the computer and all distractions.  This time around my mind went backwards.  Not backwards in the sense of the wrong direction, backwards in time.

Instead of making a list of where I want to go, I started a simple list to remind me of what I’m grateful for.  At first I thought the task would be daunting.  I mean, I do have a lot to be grateful for in this life and I know it.  How can I get that all down?  The answer is simple; with this.  It’s a tool anyone with a computer can use and I’ve found it very handy.  I leave it open on my computer as a tab and can pop in items as they pop into my head.  Easy, quick, simple.  And in a week, maybe the page is filled.  Maybe more than one page is filled.  Who knows.

I do know it’s helped capture the important parts of my life I am grateful for.  Give it a whirl.  It takes a second to download and 5 seconds to start using.  It’s that easy.  Heck, you can even print it out and fill in the blanks if you want to get all old fashioned with a pen and such.  In no time you too will be giving yourself a document to help you remember what’s most important in life, what’s worth remembering and being thankful for.  Here again is the link.

2 Replies to “Create A Gratitude List”

  1. John Twohig

    I have an entry on the gratitude log which I use less than I should and I do find it very re-assuring and calming. Your idea of keeping a separate list sounds like a good idea and one I may employ. A good interesting blog and I agree with the taking time out from the social media circus it really does drain you.


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