My life overflows with blessings.

My life erupts with blessings like lava out of a volcano. I have been given much more than I could ever need. When I look around me, I see that not only are my needs met, but I also have a surplus of things that I enjoy.

I wake up every day thankful for the health of my body. There are countless harms in the world, yet I enjoy life. It humbles me to think about the miracle of life; I was chosen to live this very moment, making it clear that my life has a purpose! 

Relationships are my greatest blessing. I feel fortunate to have friends and family who care about me and seek me out. Whenever I am alone, I know that I can call someone to meet with me or listen to me on the phone. Having people to count on makes me feel blessed.

I appreciate my blessings because they are beautiful gifts. My prayers carry me through my struggles and lift my spirits.

My worst day is still a good day when I am determined to be glad regardless of my situation. I enjoy peace when I look beyond adverse problems to the positive outcomes that follow. For every negative situation, there is a more important lesson to be learned.

Today, I choose to look at my life through the eyes of gratitude and rejoice in my circumstance. I see the blessings all around me and look for ways to share them with others.  

Self-Reflection Questions:

1. What am I thankful for?

2. Do I exhibit a grateful attitude?

3. How can I share my blessings with others?

Until next time, stay safe, and keep the faith.

How to Make Your Journaling More Effective

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Any journal that you keep can be beneficial. It doesn’t matter if it’s just to document your life or to work through problems – you can use a journal to do it all. From tracking your projects to writing vacation to overcome anxiety, a journal will work for you if you pick the right type and make journaling a ritual.

* Find the Right Medium for You – For some people, that’s pen and paper. Many experts claim that’s the best way because of its simplicity. However, you have to do what works for you, and what works for you is what you will do daily. If you make it too hard, you won’t do it.

* Turn Journaling Daily into a Habit – Effective journaling has to go on for a long time. It’s a long-term strategy to improve your life and not something that will have any effect overnight. For this reason, ritualize your journaling so that it becomes a daily habit.

* Set Up a Comfy Journaling Spot – Find a good space you can journal in each day, one which is relaxing and without stress. Some people like to keep their journals by their bedside so that each night when they get into bed, they can quickly write in their journals.

* Choose the Right Style of Journal for Your Needs – The type of journal you want to keep depends on how you plan to use it. You may want to track a project, in which case you will need a project journal. If you are going to document your life, you’d like a classic journal.

* Use Your Journal to Work Through Life and Reach Goals – Don’t just write in the journal; actively seek to improve something in your life – whether it’s the thoughts that drive your feelings or improving your actions to experience more success.

* Consider Using More Than Writing to Document Your Life – You don’t need to use text. You can use images, pictures, tickets, and other memories inside your journal too. Sometimes a few photos and mementos mean more than anything you can write to help you remember.

* Read and Reflect Occasionally – Take at least a few minutes to re-read parts of your journal. Once you’ve kept it for a year, it’s fun to go back and read the same day from last year to find out what’s different now and what’s the same and why.

* Keep Your Journal Secure – You don’t want to worry about anyone getting into your private business when you’re not around, so keep it hidden. If it’s on your computer, save it password protected.

If you know why you want to journal, it’ll be easier to figure out which type of journal you need to keep to make your journaling more effective. Sometimes you want to document your life, while other times, you want to work through something difficult. It depends on your goals and the point of the journal.

Until next time, stay safe, and keep the faith.