Gratitude is something we seem to take for granted. I don’t think we stop and allow ourselves to be grateful anymore in our busy lives. So when I was offered The 90-Day Gratitude Journal to read, I jumped on the chance. Here are my honest thoughts on the book and what it has done for me.
My Review on the 90-Day Gratitude Journal
I received the paperback in the mail right after my father died. That night I sat down and really read and went through it. I thought it was going to be another “be grateful for all the things in your life” written by someone who just wanted to make a quick buck on Amazon. Boy, was I wrong! This is not a book of chapters that you read through till the end and then set it on a shelf somewhere. Oh not at all, this is a working book.
The purpose of the book
The 90-Day Gratitude Journal starts with a few quick chapters on gratitude. It explains gratitude, why you should have it and even how to be grateful. All of this is done in the first 20 pages! After the very informational and eye-opening intro chapters you are taken to the heart and purpose of the book, the journal itself.
For the next 90 days, you will date the page and answer 3 questions. The first question asks what you are grateful for, the second question asks what you are looking forward to today. The third is a quick, random, changing daily prompt to make you think. It asks things like what your favorite childhood memory was, or what others like about you.
At first, I was struggling to come up with answers to the first question. This was an eye-opener for me. It showed me that I needed to realize I needed to be way more grateful for even the small things.
What this book did for me
Since I had just gone through losing my father who was also my best friend, I wasn’t too grateful about much of anything. However, I stuck with it, determined to get through the 90 days and see if it would help. It not only allowed me to see life a little better through a rough time, but it taught me to appreciate what I did and still do have.
This book makes you think. It makes you realize there is more to life than work and stress. After all, It helped me see the better side. I was so impressed with what the book had done for me that I received 3 more copies for each of my daughters and even intend on buying more copies for my family.
How To Get Your Copy of the Book
If you are interested in getting your own copy of the 90-Day Gratitude Journal you can find it on Amazon here.
The description for the book states:
“INCREASE YOUR HAPPINESS AND SAVOR THOSE IMPORTANT MOMENTS: Do you often feel surrounded by negativity? Every day, we are bombarded by bad news, political discord, and catastrophic world events. The antidote to our unhappiness isn’t the newest thing, the latest diet fad, or the next achievement. The antidote is gratitude. Gratitude for what you have right now. Gratitude for the people in your life. Gratitude for all the good things that are available to you at this moment.
And the simplest way to practice gratitude is to turn it into a daily habit—specifically with this book: The 90-Day Gratitude Journal: A Mindful Practice for Lifetime of Happiness.”
I am not an affiliate for the sale of this book, however, I still give it 5 stars and would recommend it for everyone. After all, don’t we all need a little gratitude in our lives?