Cultivating a habit of gratitude

Right on the heels of Michelle’s Gratitude Week, I started the She Reads Truth Give Thanks study. I am reading the daily verses from The Message (so thankful for this man’s amazing life and words) and this morning I saw this Bonhoeffer quote. A very good way to begin my week.

In general, I think I am a grateful person. I know that my life is filled with many blessings. But it is all too easy to get pulled into grumbling. I have not kept a daily gratitude list as a year long practice but this is one of the lists I want to add to my daily planner.

I am currently compiling a list of books that focus on gratitude for my 2019 reading list. I would love suggestions.

Happy Monday!

Published by Juliann

Recently retired and ready for adventure

9 thoughts on “Cultivating a habit of gratitude

  1. Ooo! I love this idea and have started without meaning too I think! I just got Deitrich Bonhoeffer’s The Cost of Discipleship from the library. I have not read it cover to cover in years and really felt like I needed his words post-Tree of Life shooting. If you have not read it, I highly recommend anything he has written. His words are a balm to a troubled spirit.

  2. At the end of each morning’s journal entry I write “grateful” and then list five things. It helps put me in a right frame of mind to face the day (even when at least one of those things has to do with hot coffee/steamed mild/quiet). After reading Courtney’s latest post ( I want to SAY thank you more … face to face and in writing.

  3. I too include gratitudes in my daily morning journaling and I’m trying to establish the habit of noting gratitude in the evenings, too…I’ll be grateful when I accomplish that! For sure, the blog community is on my gratitude list. I have learned so much. Thank you!

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