How To Start A Gratitude Journal

I’m an avid reader of Penelope Trunk’s Brazen Careerist blog. It’s a great mix of information that can help you out in the workplace, confessional blog writing, and random other assorted ways of looking at the world that will cause your mind to bend in new and interesting ways. Recently, Trunk mentioned starting a gratitude journal. What’s that? Basically, it’s a journal in which you write down something for which you are grateful every day. Studies have shown keeping a gratitude journal actually makes you happier. I started mine a week ago, and I do feel more what my grandmother would call “chipper.” For another example, you can see Jote doing it online at Bless Her Heart. How to get started? Get a journal, find a pen, and write one page every day about why you’re so lucky to be in this world, even if when you start, you don’t necessarily feel like it. [Penelope Trunk]