I just found a fabulous frugal craft on Snail Pace Transformations. (Btw, I LOVE your name!) It is a gratitude journal, a place to log a sentence or two of what you were thankful for every day. This is number one on my Christmas list this year, very inexpensive and yet very personal.
I admit that I am one of those people that sometimes have to work at staying positive. Sometimes it’s very easy for me to get caught up in the tide instead of just enjoying the beauty of the beach so I look for little things to keep me on the path I choose. I saw this craft and I jumped. Whether its a gift for friends and family or just for yourself, its a great way to just a a minute a day to give thanks for what you have.
I love the thought of making this part of my bedtime ritual, just a sentence or two of what I was thankful for today. Instead of going to bed dealing with the stresses of the day, fall asleep relishing and reviewing what you had to be thankful for. Positivity breeds positivity. And imagine making this a bedtime ritual with your child, even if a young one is not yet ready to write, it makes for a great dialog as you tuck them in and how it can shape them for the future.
Not only does it help in the training of a positive mind, but can you imagine being able to look back and read these a year, 5 years or 10 years down the line? To bring back all those wonderful memories and feelings of days gone by. Imagine your kids stumbling upon one of these once you’re gone and getting to remember all the best of you, with you.
Giving thanks isn’t just for one Thursday in November. Spread the word.
Update: I just found this great video that I just had to share. It ties in with this project so beautifully and really gets your wheels of creativity going.
Let me know what ideas you have!