Monday, March 12, 2018

Gratitude and a Giveaway!



Gratitude.

The quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness.

The concept of being grateful is not a new one nor is logging our gratitude in a list or journal. But sometimes we need to be reminded don't we? Gratitude is a practice that helps us to focus on the many blessings we have, to be content and to combat self-pity.

I've logged my list of thanks on and off through the years and since the beginning of this new year have been journaling at the end of the day just before bed listing out thanks that have graced my days.

Through a friend of a friend, this little journal made its way to my nightstand. As one who notices details and looks at things like what kind of paper is in a book, what kind of font is used, and more - this little book is really well done. It is lovely.


The journal is set up with a space for you to make daily entries and suggests starting your day with reading a provided Scripture, noting at least one thing you are grateful for, reminding yourself of a truth learned from the provided reading and thinking ahead to who you can pray for or serve in the coming day.

This journal would make a great gift and is the perfect not-too-small and not-too-big size! Plus it's gray. Need I say anything more?! ;)

You can learn more by visiting their website and I'm excited that I get to give a copy away to one of you!

I think it is only appropriate that to enter the contest, you leave a comment with something you are grateful for! Winners need to have a US mailing address and a way to be contacted. Entries will be accepted through Friday, March 16, 2018 and a winner will be announced over the weekend.


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29 comments:

Leanne said...

I am so grateful for my husband... my best friend...my rock...
Leanne

Deb Freeman said...

3 healthy kids all serving the Lord and 2 grandkids! God is so gracious!

Lisa M. said...

I am grateful for blogs like yours. Something positive online instead of all the negativity.
Clmay5@sbcglobal.net

Carly said...

So grateful that spring is around the corner here in Ohio!

charlene Sayer said...

That is a beautiful book. I am grateful for my wonderful husband and three beautiful children. Charlenesayer95@gmail.com

Jackie said...

I too have done this for years, 5 in morning 5 at night, but only verbal. This journal gives a way to spend thought throughout the day and keep Him present. Love it! I am so blessed to live in a country where I am free to read my Bible, go to church and openly live my life including Him without fear for my life or the lives of my family. RMBASS@AOL.com

Jen said...

I am grateful for a weekend away with friends for my husband and I. We had a great time (in Charleston-your stomping grounds!) and enjoyed a new city and sightseeing and yummy food! We rarely do things like this so it was a huge blessing!

Jen said...

Oops-forgot my email. jlvestrand@gmail.com

Chelle said...

I am grateful for my family and the doctor who fixed my throat so I could eat and swollow again.

Jessica Knapp said...

I am grateful for health trials that force me to depend on the strength of my Savior rather than my own.

E said...

What a gorgeous gratitude book! Mine is almost filled from the dollar store, but I love the simple reminder to count our blessings...one by one! <3 Thank you for faithfully showing the beauty of each day, and the many ways you see God at work in the every day, Monica! I'm thankful for you! ~Eunice tigergal01 at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

I'm am most grateful for my family & our health. I truly enjoy each moment spent with them.
aprilespericueta@gmail.com

Jenny said...

What a beautiful book! I'm thankful that God's mercies are new every morning.

Cherry said...

I am thankful God has been working in my heart to change me.

angie said...

Today I am grateful for opportunities I have been given to shine God's light in a dark world.

joeandkris513 said...

Grateful for calm that comes after the storm and recognition of change that happened in the middle of it.
Kristi.henson@gmail.com

lynnebee said...

I am grateful for having the chance to have my oldest granddaughter for an overnighter. So neat to see the Lord working in her life, and just to chitchat about life. Myness1k@aol.com

Shelby said...

I am grateful for my family and our health. I am grateful that I’m a believer in Christ and he knows what’s best for me. I’m grateful for bloggers like you that are transparent. Xoxo

Kim Lottman said...

Even though I am ready for Spring, I am thankful for the beautiful gently falling snow we got today! The last several times it has snowed was overnight and was finished by morning, so I am thankful for a day to watch it fall while I worked!

Terri S said...

I am grateful my family allowed me to go on a 12 Day trip to Colorado and that I got to see Glen Eyrie castle! I am also grateful for you, Monica and your blog.

Terri S said...

I am grateful my family allowed me to go on a 12 Day trip to Colorado and that I got to see Glen Eyrie castle! I am also grateful for you, Monica and your blog.

becka said...

I am grateful for the many kindnesses which have been shown to me this week as I prepare for some surgical procedures.

Jennifer Goldston said...

I'm so grateful for the opportunity to homeschool my children. Jen Goldston shorty1894@aol.com

Jennifer Goldston said...

I am so grateful to be able to homeschool my children. Jen goldston shorty1894@aol.com

Lois Cavanagh-Daley said...

I am grateful for my loving and wonderful husband! L lois.cavanaghdaley@gmail.com

Mrs. Chrissy T said...

That is a lovely looking tool!! I am grateful for the Lord!! His abundant grace! Life! gotjoy4@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

I am so thankful for a God who heals! Cindy at thandch@hotmail.com

Sara said...

I am grateful that the Lord's mercies are new every morning!

aspiritofsimplicity said...

I am thankful that my sister has received good news. She has stage 4 colon cancer in her bones and last week her test results showed a 50% decrease in cancer activity! Praise God.