gratitude journal

Free Resources For A Blooming Gratitude Practice - Available Now In The Garden of Gratitude

As I mentioned in this epic post, giving thanks and incorporating a gratitude practice in my daily life has helped transform my thought patterns and well-being over the last several years.

I've spent quite a lot of time wishing others could experience the true difference the simple act of giving thanks on a regular basis can make, and thus the idea for The Garden of Gratitude was born!

The Garden of Gratitude. Start your own thriving gratitude practice today. Beat stress and overwhelm. Help banish busy. Circle of Daydreams. www.circleofdaydreams.com

I decided to create as many printables, downloadables and journals as I could and gather them together in one special spot.

And, as gardens are so peaceful, and one of my favourite quotes (not just about gratitude, but of all time) referenced gardeners, it seemed apt that a 'garden' should be the home of these resources.

The Garden of Gratitude has journal templates (whimsical and more serious), arty ways of showing gratitude, colouring pages to complete, gorgeous printable quotes, downloadable wallpapers for desktops and phones (I rotate them on my own laptop!), and lots of info.

You can see some of the resources below!

The Garden of Gratitude

I enjoyed making all of these immensely, because in my mind, I'm hoping they find a home in at least one person's self-care repertoire.

Here's the quote that started it all for me many years ago... (it's in The Garden too).

Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom." - Marcel Proust. Circle of Daydreams. www.circleofdaydreams.com

I used to have it on my wall in the dining room surrounded by butterflies (which have special meaning for me - a story for another day), where it stayed for many years until a lovely new painting took it's place.

Quote wall. Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom." - Marcel Proust. Circle of Daydreams. www.circleofdaydreams.com
Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom." - Marcel Proust. Circle of Daydreams. www.circleofdaydreams.com
Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom." - Marcel Proust. Circle of Daydreams. www.circleofdaydreams.com

Now it's at the back of one of my bookcases where I can also see it all the time. (And the backing paper has butterflies on it).

As I worked and played in The Garden, it grew to over 30 printables and downloadables. I had so much fun making things, and for many days, I was immersed in a very pleasant bubble of creating!

If you'd like a simple, bite-size way to decrease your stress levels, improve your sleep, feel more at peace, and transform your state of mind, there's plenty of research to say practicing gratitude can help you achieve all these things.

It's even been shown to improve heart health as it can lower hypertension!

Getting started on a gratitude practice is pretty easy, and everything you need is in The Garden.

I hope you love it in there!

Linda. xox

P.S. I've added this post to 'Open Slather' over at Alicia's lovely blog. Lots to read over there if you pop in for a visit.

P.P.S. My new, free mini course The Gratitude Antidote is under development. I'll let you know when it's finished via my small yet mighty notes of encouragement and way-finding.



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Thoughtful Way-finding + The Garden of Gratitude...


Once or twice a month, I send out small yet mighty notes of encouragement and support. These emails include way-finding directions, cheer-leading, and ideas to make your journey better one step, one fork in the road, and one magical moment at a time. Free access to The Garden of Gratitude is also yours as soon as you subscribe.

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My Version of Black Out Poetry = Gratitude Art!

As you may know by now, I love my gratitude practice because it's brought so much to my life.

I also love to draw and create, so... I decided I'd have a go at some art that brings the two together.

I discovered (via a friend) this thing called 'black out poetry' on Pinterest the other day, and fell in love. What's not to like... pages of text from old books, art, creativity, playing with words... all things I love.

So, I decided it was time for a little adventure (I had holiday time), and dove in head first.

The idea, is to focus on simple, gratitude worthy things, and black out the rest. Kind of like the way being grateful inspires us to spotlight the positives in our lives and leave the negatives alone.

Wallah!

Gratitude Art!

You can see an example of one of my creations below, and find it to download in The Garden of Gratitude. I'll be adding more in there as time goes on.

All I needed was an old book page (found in a second hand shop), some artist's charcoal, and my trusty fine-liner!

This was lots of fun, and looking for the simple words describing things to be grateful for (that we might take for granted) was almost meditative!

You'll also find gorgeous printables, wallpapers, journals, booklets, templates, coloring pages, and info about gratitude blooming in The Garden.

30 + goodies created by moi!

I hope to see you in there soon - entry is free.

Linda. xox



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Thoughtful Way-finding + The Garden of Gratitude...


Once or twice a month, I send out small yet mighty notes of encouragement and support. These emails include way-finding directions, cheer-leading, and ideas to make your journey better one step, one fork in the road, and one magical moment at a time. Free access to The Garden of Gratitude is also yours as soon as you subscribe.

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE



Witness Your Week - A Free Gratitude Journal For You

Gratitude has played a huge part in the way I've lived my life over the last few years. Between learning how to let go of things as required, and being grateful for all the ordinary moments I'm so lucky to experience, I've become more content.

Even through times of incredible hardship, loss and strain, I've found simple things to be grateful for.

I make it a point to stop multiple times a day, look around, and give thanks for the things I have. Whether it be at work, at home, or while I'm out and about, I've so much to be thankful for. My friends, my colleagues, a job that provides me satisfaction and challenges. A work office that overlooks a lake, a small but incredibly cozy place to live, loving relationships, a quirky cat, books to read, food in my pantry... the list goes on and on.

I may not be rich, but I have enough to eat out now and again, go to the pictures, see a popular local band, keep up this website, buy new clothes when I need them, and pay my bills.

Compared to many around the world, this is a life of unfathomable richness.

Putting my earnings into www.globalrichlist.com was truly eye-opening. I make a good living by many standards, but I'm certainly nowhere near wealthy by the standards in my country. I come from a 'working class' family, and I guess I'd probably be considered 'middle class' now. I'm frugal, spend my money carefuly (experiences over things), and focus on my goals.

Checking out Global Rich List, scrolling through the info once I'd put in my amount, and reading about the rest of the world, was humbling. This little exercise will take you only a few moments. I encourage you to give it a go.

Another site I've found incredibly inspiring is www.365grateful.com. Watching the video about Amy was heart wrenching and uplifting at the same time. Take a few minutes and see how a regular gratitude practice can change your life. Amy's video is the one on the right under 'stories.' You may need a box of tissues.

I also find writing down the things that I'm grateful for embeds and solidifies my feelings of gratitude. And, I've created this little Gratitude Journal called 'Witness Your Week' for you to try the practice yourself!

There's a months worth of pages below, for you to give it a try!

I hope you like them.

I've added this post to 'Open Slather' too!

The 'Witness Your Week Gratitude Journal' is now available for free in The Garden of Gratitude.

Linda. xox




Please share!






Thoughtful Way-finding + The Garden of Gratitude...


Once or twice a month, I send out small yet mighty notes of encouragement and support. These emails include way-finding directions, cheer-leading, and ideas to make your journey better one step, one fork in the road, and one magical moment at a time. Free access to The Garden of Gratitude is also yours as soon as you subscribe.

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE