Monday 18 May 2020

A Few Thoughts on Gratitude and Kindness

This cute little Gratitude Journal was a gift from a friend at Christmas. I wrote in it more or less every day at first and loved finding at least one thing in the day to be grateful for. Things got in the way, though and I found I was only using it occasionally.

I hadn't looked at it since we went into lockdown but last weekend I was thinking about Mental Health Awareness Week and its theme of kindness. I found my Gratitude Journal and read through the things I'd included at the start of the year. I added a few recent things I'm grateful for, like the three and a half hour call I had last week with the friend who gifted me the journal to celebrate our two years of friendship.

Maybe you have a gratitude journal too, or a jar, or some other way you choose to remember the little things that can mean so much. Maybe you have a great memory and don't need anything! What are you grateful for today?



  1. A friend gave me a Blessings jar a long time ago. In it are slips of paper with things she felt about me. I was to add to it but I think only once did I do that. I think it's time to pull it off the shelf and read through it. Maybe I'll add to it, too.

    1. What a lovely thing to receive - and what a lovely friend you have, to gift it to you. Did you open it and read the blessings she wrote? Have you added to it?