Oprah and the book Simple Abundance by Sarah Ban Breathnach inspired many of us to keep a gratitude journal.
“Your diamonds are not in far distant mountains or in yonder seas; they are in your own backyard, if you but dig for them.”
― Russell H. Conwell
I prefer to keep a gratitude box. I have a heart shaped jewelry box and inside I tuck pieces of paper holding cherished memories. The box also holds a few mementos-a special locket, a Hawk feather I found on my favorite trail, and a star charm, that was given to me to remind me of a wish I made.
Gratitude has this power to remind us to be thankful for the little things and be in the now. When we focus on goodness, the negative energy begins to fall away, as we discover elements of magic in our present day.
My photo is of a silk flower, that was broken. I didn't want to throw it away, so I took the daisy petals and made a garland out of it. I strung the petals onto a simple jute cord. This garland offers me the vibe of seeing things with a fresh eye and to remember moments I love. My string hangs from my ceiling fan over my kitchen table. The morning sunlight was pouring through my French doors and appeared to tickle the silk with light. The daisy became more beautiful, than it is and this is how I feel about gratitude. It gives us a chance to see things with that fresh eyed daisy appeal~
Focus on people and things you love!
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