Having an attitude of gratitude has changed my perspective on life. I have become intentional about reflecting, expressing, and projecting positivity through different avenues, but it all began specifically with journaling.
For the past three years, I have spent time each night writing down the things that I was grateful for on that day. In the beginning, my lists were simple, but as time went on I found myself noticing more and more things throughout the day that made me smile or feel gratitude. Each day, I looked forward to returning home to document it in my journal. Often times, I would turn to my phone to type a quick note highlighting the good things that happened or the nice things that I saw or experienced.
Having an attitude of gratitude helps you to focus more positively. I have found that the energy you give to something either lifts you up or brings you down. I do my best to find and focus on the best in every situation and every person. It is not always easy to do, but I try to shift my thoughts to something good. Your attitude is a choice. Choose to have a grateful heart and an attitude of gratitude. It’s contagious.