One of the tools in my toolbox I have used daily for the past 12 years is the grateful journal. As soon as I wake up while I’m having my first cup of coffee I write a page of everything for which I am grateful. It helps me set the tone for the day. I do not immediately focus on the negativity of the daily news. I believe if you want to create a life of abundance and have a positive outlook on life this tool is the most powerful one to incorporate in your daily routine. The following is what I wrote in my grateful journal today.
I am grateful for the big day that is coming tomorrow. I am grateful for the soul that decided to fight all odds to come into this world. I am grateful for the tremendous faith her father had when the doctor told him I do not think I will be able to save your wife or the baby. I am grateful that he remained positive and said doctor someone bigger is in charge I believe you can save both of them. I am grateful for the leaders God created through us and the positive difference in the world because of this soul. I am grateful for the next generation of leaders, our grandchildren, who would not have had the opportunity to enter this world if this soul had not fought the fight to stay alive in spite of what the doctors said. I am grateful for my connection with the spirit of this soul 52 years ago. I am grateful for the road we have traveled together. I am grateful to be in love with a wise soul who will celebrate her 70th birthday tomorrow. I am grateful for the anticipation of a full life as we thankfully enjoy life today, tomorrow and in the next decade. It truly has been, is and will be a wonderful life!