Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it. -William Arthur Ward
The proof of my book had arrived. I was so excited, and apprehensive, opening the box and lifting out the copies.
How wonderful, finally, and after so many hours of planning, work and effort, to be able to hold it in my hands.
If you haven't used a gratitude journal before, the Simply Grateful- a creative journal is the easiest way to start.
It encourages you with prompts, questions and suggestions to reflect on the many ways that you have been blessed. You'll find places to record lists or add notes.
You'll find spots to doodle and draw if you feel creative. And there are some colouring pages and quotes if you need to relax and de-stress. Check it out!
And now, you can get your own copy to use and enjoy. I've already written about and highlighted the importance of journaling and, in particular, gratitude journaling. And you can find out more about my Simply Grateful creative journal and how it's different from many other gratitude journals available.
But I've heard of some who plan to give copies of my book, Simply Grateful- a creative journal, as 'thank you' gifts to teachers and volunteers.
Naturally, I think it's a wonderful idea and yes, I'm thrilled! It's a gift that will continue to build a legacy of family fun and memories for the recipients of your gift.
So.... just as a suggestion, how about including a nice pen, a pack of colouring pencils and even a few stickers with the Simply Grateful journal for a truly meaningful gift.
If you're looking for packaging ideas, you can find plenty of suggestions for your gift plus thank you tags on the At Grandma's Place site.
(The information in this article first appeared At Grandma's Place.)