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!
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!
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).
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.
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!
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.