Friday Favorites: A Peek Inside My Gratitude Journal

TGIF!  This has been a roller coaster of a week.  One day I am completely fine, and then the next day I am about the lose my mind!  I feel like that is just the reality of these times, though.  Some days will be super smooth, and others will be anything but.  

One thing that helps me during those tough days is writing in my gratitude journal.  Each morning I come up with four to five things I am thankful for, or five high points from the day before.  They are basically my favorites, so I figured that goes hand in hand with today's post.
Love all the quotes in this gratitude journal.  This one resonates now more than ever!

So, straight from my gratitude journal, here are some favorites from the week.

  • receiving my 10 year work anniversary gift (with everything going on, I forgot that I was coming up on 10 years at my company!)
  • a clean kitchen (such a great feeling)
  • 'after work' sweats (never knew changing from leggings to joggers could make such a difference some days!)
  • finishing a load of laundry (...that had been piled up for a week or more!)
  • blogging (I didn't get my act together to blog on Monday, so it felt good getting back to it Monday evening for a post on Tuesday.)
  • FaceTime with my brother and my nephews
  • A Late Show with Stephen Colbert (if you haven't watched his show, I highly recommend it!)
  • clean dishes (again with the clean kitchen)
  • chopped pillows (love the look of fluffed pillows with a nice 'chop' in the middle)
  • early to bed (soooo tired lately)
  • phone calls with my mom and dad and my grandma (so nice to catch up!)
  • recipe sharing with my grandma (I love talking food and recipes, and it's even better when it's my grandma)
  • texts from my cousin (I never know what he is going to say, haha, but it's always something good!)
  • FaceTime with my brother and my nephews (again - this one is appears in my gratitude journal more times than I can count!)
  • videos of my nephews (is there anything cuter than a little one dancing?)
And that's a little peek into my gratitude journal.  If you don't do one yourself, I highly recommend it!

On the blog this week:
Weekend Recap: Weekend 2 at Home 
What I've Found Helpful While Working From Home: 5 Tips 
April Goals & Habits  

Linking up with Andrea and Erika.


  1. I know exactly what you mean - I could wake up and be fine and then the next day I'm just's a crapshoot! This is tough and keeping a gratitude journal is such a great idea!! Have a great weekend girl. xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  2. This just reminded me that I should pick up my gratitude journal again, especially during these trying times. Congratulations on 10 years! I haven't had my blogging act together in weeks :( Hopefully that will change. I hope you have a good weekend!

  3. It's a great practice to have in this crazy world right now. I like the clean kitchen and changing from leggings to joggers. Have a great weekend!
    Amanda @ Cupcake N Dreams 

    1. While small, both two things that can change the day around!

  4. Gratitude journals are the best! I feel like whenever I have a hard day and I start thinking of all the things I am blessed with and thankful for - everything else falls away and I just feel happy. I love to talk recipes but I am not much of a cook! But I agree recipe with Grandma is so much better. I hope you are staying safe and well. Happy Friday!

    Maureen |

    1. Yes - focusing on the good rather than the bad can make SO much of a difference. Of course, some days it is easier said than done, but it's still a great practice. Hope you are safe and well, too!

  5. Yes! I need to do this. Today was such a rough day!

  6. Congratulations on 10 years at your job! That's awesome! I have a quarantined gratitude post scheduled for next week because I want to get better at focusing on the good rather than the negative things. It's soooo hard some days but I'm hoping by typing it out it'll help me focus on the good!