With the beginning of a new year, many people make resolutions. They may resolve to exercise more, to be more patient or to just be a better person. While I can certainly benefit from all of the above, I am terrible at keeping resolutions. And honestly, sometimes they just depress me – the whole making them and then breaking them. Know what I mean?
So this year, I’ve decided to give up on any resolutions and instead, count my blessings. So much more positive! To help me do this in a concrete way, I created a gratitude journal.
Along with being terrible at keeping resolutions, I also stink at committing to a daily undertaking. I know I know – maybe I should seek help? I adore the idea of taking a picture a day, as some of my friends do. And a journal sounds just amazing! But I know me and I know that I wouldn’t make it past January before slacking off. When I spotted the idea for a gratitude journal on http://www.iloveitallwithmonikawright.com, I knew I had to make my own.
The best part of this journal is that every last bit of it came from my stash. Which means there are some seriously old supplies in here. Also, since there are no pictures in here and it’s simply a personal journal, I felt more free to use heavy, bulky embellishments. It was a lot of fun to put together! Here are some detail pics of the finished product – now I’m off to write my gratitude for today.