A family gratitude journal – create a ritual to remember ‘all the good things’ and install helpful habits that raise grateful hearts.
Life is full of good things, yet too often we don’t pay attention to them, and forget to be thankful. Scientific research has reported many benefits to practicing gratitude, including improvements in overall well-being and happiness.
This journal includes helpful prompts and quotes to encourage a grateful way of thinking. Connect with your family as you discuss all the good things - perhaps as you sit for a weekly dinner, or before bedtime a few times a week. Designed with flexibility in mind so you can use as often or little as you like.
Record all the good things here and create a beautiful reflection for years to come.
Gratitude practice has long been known for its many health benefits – for both physical and mental health. Traditionally, research focused on adults, but more recently, numerous studies have reported this being a powerful tool for children. Benefits include improved resilience, optimism, self-esteem, sleep, and lower levels of stress, aggression, and depression.
The purpose of this journal, however, is not just about learning these helpful habits from a young age. It’s about creating a platform for family connection. It’s about the opportunity to discuss with your children how their day went, what is going on for them, listening to how they are feeling and what they are looking forward to. This time is sacred.
In a world wired to focus on the hate, the fear-dreaded events, and the things that go wrong - let’s consciously create the time to notice all the good, celebrate the love, and remember all the things to look forward to, that exist too.
This journal is undated so you can begin whenever it feels right for your family, and record as little or as often as you like along the way.
The journal includes the following prompts:
~ The good things that happened today
~ The good in our lives we can be thankful for
~ Good people we are grateful for
~ Recent highlights that made us feel good
~ The good things to look forward to
~ Something good we can do for others
Over ninety quotes have been woven into these pages to inspire and use as a conversation starter with your family.
~ 230mm x 190mm
~ Luxury linen hardcover with gold embossed title ‘all the good things’
~ Gold embossed title ‘family gratitude’ on spine and O+P logo on back
~ Illustrated front and end notes
~ Dedication page
~ 192 pages
~ 120gsm FSC Certified eco-friendly paper
~ Ribbon place-marker
~ Gold foil edging
~ Lay flat binding
~ Designed in Nelson, New Zealand