All the small things …

If you were humming that headline in the melody of the blink-182 song … you’re welcome!

A couple of months ago, I had bought a magazine called “Flow” which is about positive aspects in life, finding inspiration and all that jazz. The issue came with this little notebook in it. I thought the notebook was adorable, and well, “Memories live longer than things” is indeed something that resonated with me on a different level.

At first, I wasn’t 100% sure what I was going to do with it, given that I already have a whole stack of journals stored away in boxes because while I do blog, I also love writing into journals, and have been doing so since AGES.

So now this little notebook was lying about here, waiting for me to fill it with content of whatever kind. I just had no idea. At some point in late May, it clicked. LOUDLY.

I decided to start a GRATITUDE LOG for the month of June.

Every evening, I’d write down something I was grateful for that day. Or which made me happy, made me smile. Or, heck, when I did something that was good for myself.

That way, I realized that it’s often the small things in life which gives you a moment of happiness. Reflecting on your day helps putting things into perspective.

Yes, the world is still a flaming Shit Show because Corona, heatwaves in Canada and the Pacific Northwest, while parts of Germany are flooded.

BUT.

It has such a nice effect on you when you’re reflecting on every day and thinking of what made you happy, made you feel grateful.

And it literally can be ANYTHING. That beautiful sunset you saw. A rainbow. Birdsong. A random conversation with someone. A new song by your favorite band. A bubble bath. Your favorite food in your favorite restaurant. Whatever it is – it was YOUR moment. It had an impact on your day.

Writing those little moments down sure was inspiring, even. It’s interesting to see what you can come up with when you simply take a moment to reminisce and reflect.

Since I still have plenty of room in my journal, I shall continue with this, until I have it filled.

If you have ever done something similar, are doing it, or consider it now that you’ve read this post – I’d be happy to talk to you about it in the comment section. (It’s an invitation, of course, you don’t have to.)

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