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Joyful Wednesday

It’s been a week, friends, and joy has been somewhat elusive. And yet, I know how important it is that I find it. And in considering that, I realized it’s right at my kitchen table every morning in the form of my gratitude journal.

Every morning, while my coffee brews, I sit and make a list of 5 things I am grateful for and I write them in this book. I have done this for 787 consecutive days now. Sometimes the lists are quick and easy, sometimes they are longer and more profound, but there is always a list.

And writing that list every day reminds me to be grateful and it’s just a quick hop from grateful to joy.

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  1. Wow, that’s quite the streak of writing! It’s definitely good to focus on the good rather than the bad, as hard as that can be sometimes (especially now). That sounds like a great way to focus on the good at the start of each day.

  2. I love that you have this practice and am especially impressed that it’s something you can do before you have your coffee!

  3. what a lovely way to wait for your coffee to brew! and wow, 5 things adds up to almost 4,000 things over that string of days. 4,000!!!! sending good juju that the end of the week goes better.

  4. I have been having that kind of week as well, Carole. Your habit is a fabulous one, and I need to do something like that in the AM as well. I have just started the Healthy Minds program, and that will include lots of positive things, I think. You seem to have developed a lot of very positive habits, and I admire that. Sometimes we have to look for joy, but it’s always there somewhere.

  5. I do this with my partner… every night… even if some nights his just reads M, home, sleep, air, bed….we’ve got over 8,030 + however many days 2021 has given us in notebooks on a shelf…..

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