journaling

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.

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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




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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



30 Journal Prompts For Introspection and Personal Reflection (gorgeous printable)

I've always found writing to be a meaningful way to dig into my thoughts and excavate what on earth is going on. Pouring out my heart and soul on paper is cathartic, therapeutic and edifying all in one clarifying sweep. 

Stream of consciousness writing, lists of feelings, emotive rants, letters to myself, moments of gratitude, curiosities, simple daily details, dawning realizations, poetry, affirmations, word doodles, navel gazing, sentence prompts and endings... they all make journal worthy material from my point of view!

In the spirit of inner wanderings and personal exploration, I've put together a list of prompts I've enjoyed exploring and answering.

You can download the entire PDF for free at the very end of this post!

Or, view the prompts by clicking on the first picture below and scrolling through.

I hope you enjoyed reading the prompts, and would be very excited to hear about your success when using prompts in general, or these ones in particular!

You'll receive more bonus freebies like this if you subscribe to Feathers & Seedlings. It's a fortnightly(ish) note of encouragement and occasional printables for you to download for free. Small yet mighty!

 

Linda. xox

PS. Here's the link to download your free Journal Prompt PDF as featured above. No strings!

PPS. I've added this post to the link up on One Mother Hen! Thanks, Alicia!




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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