Journaling – A Fabulous Way To Be In Gratitude …
Reflections in Gratitude – A Celebration of Life’s Most Fabulous Moments is a simple, clear method of journaling. There are no pre-printed days or dates so you are not bound by formalities so you can be free. Journal when you can, daily is ideal and anytime is always the right time. I do suggest committing to a time and making it an “appointment on your calendar,” an actual commitment until it becomes natural to you like brushing your teeth. As you establish the act of journaling, embrace the “life” it brings. When something has meaning attached to it and you can immerse yourself to see, hear, feel, smell and taste the experiences, then you bring the experience depth and breath; you give it life. Focus on the outcome of the many benefits this particular journal can offer you … It’s about being thankful and grateful for whatever you choose, it’s about your accomplishments, successes, and fabulous moments that you want to remember, and the reflections you have through the experience. While in reflection ask yourself, could I have done something differently? If so, then focus on the outcome with a different component added. How do you feel? Why? What’s new and fabulous today? Do share … it’s fun!
The act of reflection is to sincerely focus on a thought, activity or some other item of importance with careful consideration. Often times this is best accomplished in a quiet space or soon after being in a calm or meditative state. This process combined with the intention centered in a state of gratitude (feeling grateful or being thankful), can evolve into a profound realization resulting in peacefulness, prosperity, joy, comfort and ultimately, pure love. This can even occur in the midst of what may appear to be a chaotic day. These are just a few words I use to describe the feelings I experience through this type of journaling.
Note: I have provided a list of virtues, traits and fabulous moments to consider at the end of the journal. You may want to incorporate and adopt some of the words, phrases or meaning into your journaling. I also recommend keeping a thesaurus handy. I utilize http://www.thesaurus.com and when I need a positive replacement word for a not-so-fabulous word or feeling, I go in search of empowerment through positivity. I hope you join me.
Jodi Nicholson, The Fabulous Coach