So, you want to live gratefully? One way of cultivating gratefulness is to establish a daily practice of writing down the moments, encounters, or everyday things that enrich our lives. Regularly bringing to mind the myriad ways that life supports us makes it easier to live each day with greater awareness of life’s gifts.
Ready to Begin your Private Journal?
Given that we specialize in — as Br. David Steindl-Rast says — “online tools for offline living,” we invite you to write your reflections in an online Private Gratitude Journal.
Please be assured that what you write will only be visible to YOU.
All you need to do to get started is Create a profile. Then you can access your Private Gratitude Journal from your Profile Page, or from the Practice Space.
Robert Emmons, arguably the world’s leading expert on the science of gratitude, and an author of some of the seminal studies of gratitude journals, shared these research-based tips for reaping the greatest psychological rewards from keeping a gratitude journal:
Learn more at “Tips for Keeping a Gratitude Journal,” by Jason Marsh, at the Greater Good Science Center. This excerpt is from an article which originally appeared on Greater Good, the online magazine of the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley. For more, visit greatergood.berkeley.edu.
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