How to Add Depth to Your Gratitude Journal

How to Add Depth to Your Gratitude Journal

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I’m sure you’ve read numerous books, blog post, Instagram posts, etc. about gratitude journals. They recommend “the gratitude journal” or writing 5-15 things that you are grateful for everyday.

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Nothing is particularly wrong with these methods, but gratitude should have depth and meaning. It should connect to our soul. We are thankful for the quality of your lives, not the quantity of things.

How to Add Depth to Your Gratitude Journal


A “normal” gratitude journal will look like lists and lists of specific items, people, and concepts. For me, the list is meaningless without a WHY.

Instead of listing, write one thing everyday in your gratitude journal. Just ONE.

Meditate on the one thing that you have writing down. Write a paragraph about the one thing.

Why was that the one thing that you chose? What joy does it bring to your life?

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When changed my gratitude journal from lists to paragraphs, I felt a deeper level of gratitude for the things around me. I knew why they were important to me, and how I could use them in tough times.

Try my method for yourself, and let me know how it goes!

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Galatians 5: 25 MSG Since this is the kind of life we have chosen, the life of the Spirit, let us make sure that we do not just hold it as an idea in our heads or a sentiment in our hearts, but work out its implication in every detail of our lives.

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