The Gratitude Box

Gratitude box

As a writer, I work hard to focus on the positive aspects and less on the frustrations. It can be daunting. To be more aware of the great things going on in my life, I have a gratitude box on my desk. I started it two years ago. At least once a day, I write on a post-it note something I’m grateful for and then I stick it in the box.

For example, I’m thankful to my husband for surprising me with takeout after I’ve written past my cutoff time, to readers for buying my books that day, to my adult children for sending me a random text out of the blue. Some days are harder than others, and I become grateful there was enough toilet paper on the roll or there weren’t any bills in that day’s mail. These acknowledgements lift my spirit and keep me writing.

What are you grateful for today?

 

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6 thoughts on “The Gratitude Box

  1. I love this idea. I’m going to follow your lead and make one right now! I laughed that on the tough days it might just be the availability of toilet paper that ends up in the box. Ha ha. Today I’m grateful for the idea of the gratitude box…and for the new WP connection! I’m looking forward to it 🙂

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