I bet you never think about being grateful and being creative in the same sentence. Today we are going to do just that. The idea of a gratitude journal has been around for years. Long enough for research to show it is one of the most reliable ways to boost happiness and healthfulness. Expressing gratitude for the small things in our day creates a more peaceful and serene state of mind. It is also one of the most affordable creative outlets you will find.
There are many beautiful journal books available in all shapes, colors and sizes. You can find them with lines or without lines with leather or paper covers. All you really need to start is blank paper and string to make a book. The whole idea is to capture a moment or two in your day where you experienced gratitude.Make yours creative by adding in pictures, ticket stubs even a cocktail napkin from that first date or the one you scratched your new business idea before it born.
I like to take the creativity side to a whole new level by making my own thank you notes. Get thick paper an paint it with your favorite shade of watercolors and use cut them to the size of your envelopes and you have an original piece of your art combined with a message of thanks it takes practice at first, everyone appreciates a gesture of appreciation and the real bonus is it makes for a happier you.