Are you ready to unlock the transformative power of gratitude in your life? I’m sharing insightful gratitude journal prompts designed to elevate your daily practice. But that’s not all – I have a free gratitude bullet journal printable to kickstart your journey towards a more grateful mindset.

Discover why cultivating gratitude is not just a trend, but a scientifically-backed practice essential for enhancing well-being, fostering resilience, and unlocking a deeper sense of joy in every aspect of your life. Join me on this journey of self-discovery and watch as gratitude transforms your world, one journal entry at a time!

Free Gratitude Bullet Journal

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We need to learn how to want what we have NOT to have what we want in order to get steady and stable Happiness ― Dalai Lama XIV, The Art of Happiness

We are conditioned by society to always want more. We get a hit of dopamine once we attain what was sought after, but the thrill quickly fades and before long all that’s left is another never-ending quest for something new or different – which usually leads back into dissatisfaction with our lives as they currently stand.

Be thankful for what you have you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have you will never ever have enough.- Oprah Winfrey

With all that is going on in the world, it’s easy to get caught up in a bad mood. But what does the research say about gratitude and happiness? Well, for one thing, grateful people have less depression and fewer anxiety symptoms.

Benefits of Gratitude

Here are a few of the many health benefits of practicing gratitude.

Make us happier

Reduces stress and anxiety

Reduces Envy

Helps us have more satisfaction with our life

Increase our self-esteem

Make us more likable

Improve our romantic relationships

Improve our friendships

Increases social support

Strengthen our family relationships

Increases resilience

Make us more optimistic

Make us more generous

Helps us be less materialistic

Make us more optimistic

Improves our decision-making

Help us find meaning in our work

Reduces depression and gives our mood a boost

Reduces our blood pressure

Improve our sleep

Improves our overall physical health

Calm our worries and fears

Studies show that the more grateful a person is the more likely he or she is to enjoy better physical health, as well as psychological health (Hill, Allemand, & Roberts, 2013). Grateful people are healthy people!

40 Gratitude Journal Prompts

If you need some gratitude journal ideas to get you on your way here you go. These gratitude prompts will guide you. You might even choose to practice these gratitude journal examples during your Lenten season journey. Grab your notebook and favorite pen and let’s focus on our blessings and change our mindset and negative emotions.

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Gratitude Writing Prompts

Take a moment to consider your favorite things!

Daily Gratitude Journal Prompts

  • Name something beautiful you saw today.
  • Name something that made you laugh today.
  • What kind of gesture did you observe today?
  • How were you kind to others today?
  • How were you kind to yourself today?
  • Reflect on things that made you smile today.
  • For whom are you grateful and why?
  • Think about your life one year ago. Reflect on what is different and better now.
  • What is a life challenge for you? How are you grateful for this challenge?
  • Reflect on your community. What are you grateful for in your community?
  • What is your favorite family activity? When was the last time it occurred?
  • Talk about one thing you love about yourself.
  • Think about the freedoms you enjoy. Write about one for which you are grateful.
  • Think about a friend. What is one thing you love about that friend?
  • What is something you do not want to live without?
  • How did you help someone today?
  • What did you see that warmed your heart today?
  • What life event strengthened your character?
  • What foods do you enjoy preparing or eating?
  • How can you continue to be more thankful and grateful each day?
  • Can you name 5 ways you are fortunate?
  • List 3 things you can do to be a kinder person.
  • Name a blessing you experienced today.
  • How did someone extend grace to you today?
  • Do you express gratitude to others? Can you think of new ways to express gratitude?
  • What are your talents? Do you share them with others?
  • Name something that gave you comfort today.
  • Name something you like about each season of the year.
  • Reflect on your spiritual gifts. For which gift are you most grateful?
  • Have you read a book you were grateful for having read? Tell why.
  • What is something from the natural world that you love?
  • For what modern invention are you the most thankful?
  • What do you love about your parents?
  • Talk about one thing you love about yourself.
  • Think about a food you are grateful for. Tell why.
  • Think about your home. For what you are grateful?
  • What is your favorite family tradition? Can you think of a new one to start?
  • For what part of your body are you grateful?
  • For what favorite memory are you most grateful?
  • How can you continue to live in an attitude of gratitude after this challenge?

Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things. – Robert Brault

Benefits of the Gratitude 40-Day Challenge

Here is the positive psychology of gratitude. Just two weeks of gratitude practice is enough to make you happier, less anxious, and less depressed. Intentional gratitude practice also has a positive effect on your physical pain levels as well! An attitude of gratitude can help you succeed at work by bolstering self-esteem and improving relationships around you, too. A habit of gratitude can be life changing.

Will you incorporate this Gratitude Journal into your daily to-do list? The best gifts we can give to family members are positive emotions, appreciation, empathy, and love.

Feel free to share in the comments below. Here are more offerings from Skip to My Lou designed to foster intentional kindness, giving, and sharing.

Here at Skip to My Lou, we recognize there are times to celebrate and times to quiet our souls. 40 Day Gratitude Challenge provides a thoughtful writing prompt for each day of lent. Traditionally, the season of Lent includes preparation and inner reflection. Participating in this gratitude challenge idea will enrich your Lenten experience, most certainly. If you are looking for additional meaningful 40 Days of Lent activities, join my 40 bags in 40 days challenge.

40 Day Gratitude Challenge provides a thoughtful writing prompt for each day of lent. Traditionally, the season of Lent includes preparation and inner reflection. Participating in this gratitude challenge idea will enrich your Lenten experience, most certainly.

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  1. Thank you for the Lenten Gratitude paper and prompts (just in case). My husband and I are each going to fill one out and share them at Easter. Looking forward to starting.

  2. Thank you so much for this resource! I teach 9th grade World History and in our school, we are incorporating Social Emotional Learning. This fits right in! I am also the staff Sunshine Club coordinator which means I send gifts to staff who need some Sunshine!
    I am printing enough for my entire staff and for my students and will encourage them to complete the activity!
    Thanks again!

    Ps… I’m also printing the quotes you included and will put them around my classroom!

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