January 14: “The Gratitude Journal”

Gratitude2“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life.  It turns what we have into enough, and more.  It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.  Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.”  Melody Beattie

Oprah Winfrey credits Sarah with introducing her to the gratitude journal.  Since Sarah’s book’s release in 1996, Oprah has kept her daily gratitude journal and credits it with having a significant impact on her life.  I don’t think anyone can contest the fact that Oprah has done amazingly well for herself and has helped millions of others in the process!

“You simply will not be the same person two months from now after consciously giving thanks each day for the abundance that exists in your life.  And you will have set in motion an ancient spiritual law:  the more you have and are grateful for, the more will be given you.”  Sarah Ban Breathnach

Many spiritual leaders teach us this law.  We need to show we can appreciate and be responsible for what we already have before we will be trusted with more.  And of course there is the law of attraction:  if you are grateful and expect great things, that is what will come back to you!

“Simplicity, order, harmony, beauty and joy – all the other principles that can transform your life will not blossom and flourish without gratitude.”  SBB

If you have not started your gratitude journal yet, will you start one with us now?  Let us know how it has impacted you and bless your fellow readers with your insight!

“Begin this day to explore and integrate this beautiful, life-affirming principle into your life, and the miracle you have been seeking will unfold to your wonder and amazement.” SBB

Sounds wonderful, doesn’t it?


P.S.  If you are new to these posts, Transforming 2014 is an online book club of sorts.  We are reading Sarah Ban Breathnach’s book, Simple Abundance:  A Daybook of Comfort and Joy, together so that 2014 can be a transformative year for all of us.  Use the comment section to inspire fellow readers or share your difficulties so that we can support you.  You can find Sarah’s book on Amazon, and it is available in the Kindle version as well!