How to Develop An Attitude of Gratitude

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The FTC requires me to say, “Tyndale House Publishers has provided me with a complimentary copy of this book,” but my faith in Jesus Christ requires me to be truthful about each and every product I review!

Did you know that being grateful changes you? The simple act of writing down 3 things a day you are thankful for changes your brain. In fact, according to a study performed by researchers young adults were assigned “to keep a daily journal of things they were grateful for (Emmons and McCullough, 2003). They assigned other groups to journal about things that annoyed them, or reasons why they were better off than others. The young adults assigned to keep gratitude journals showed greater increases in determination, attention, enthusiasm and energy compared to the other groups. While that shows a clear benefit of gratitude, it also makes a clear distinction. Realizing that other people are worse off than you is not gratitude. Gratitude requires an appreciation of the positive aspects of your situation. It is not a comparison. Sometimes noticing what other people don’t have may help you see what you can be grateful for, but you have to take that next step. You actually have to show appreciation for what you have, for it to have an effect.” (taken from Psychology Today).

Armed with this research, and other research that suggest a change to your brain when you shop, but you get the same change when you write down things you are grateful for, I decided to try out this Gratitude Journal (affiliate link). It is fun, colorful, and just what my “attitude” needs. 

Instead of shopping I can write down my thankfulness and get the same effects!

This journal is compact, has a beautiful “notice me” cover. No more looking around for your notebook. In fact, my daughter saw it on the counter and mentioned how pretty it was. Having pretty things in my life is important, but it is more important to be grateful for everything else I have. Now I have a pretty place to record my blessings.

Should you choose to purchase this item, your first entry should be, “I am thankful for the review that recommended I purchase this wonderful prayer and praise journal.” 

Gratitude: A Prayer and Praise Coloring Journal is beautiful enough on its own that coloring is not essential, but is welcome. It is part of the Living Expressions Collection by Tyndale and there are many other items to choose from including journaling Bibles.

This is a beautiful way to remember to praise the one who has given us His all!

Make sure to check out Tyndale House’s Pinterest Board for other coloring pages, and remember to write down your gratitude! Your pocket book will be glad you did.

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