Thanksgiving Day, as celebrated in North America, is a time to gather with family and friends to give thanks for the many blessings that we enjoy. But every day we should ponder and consider the many things that we should be grateful for, not just during Thanksgiving. It's nice to have a little journal handy and record an attitude of gratitude.
To begin with, I cut out from a magazine an image to adhere to the front of my journal cover. I used Helmar Decopauge and Craft Paste which is just fabulous. It doesn't wrinkle the thin magazine image nor leave any sticky residue on top after it dries.
Then I added some heavy twine to the side using my Helmar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive. A tip for adding strings and twines is to let the glue become tacky before adding the twine, that way it grabs hold faster and stays put while you are playing with it.
And a great little poem to add in your journal as a daily reminder:
Be thankful that you don’t already have everything you desire,
If you did, what would there be to look forward to?
Be thankful when you don’t know something
For it gives you the opportunity to learn.
Be thankful for the difficult times.
During those times you grow.
Be thankful for your limitations
Because they give you opportunities for improvement.
Be thankful for each new challenge
Because it will build your strength and character.
Be thankful for your mistakes
They will teach you valuable lessons.
Be thankful when you’re tired and weary
Because it means you’ve made a difference.
It is easy to be thankful for the good things.
A life of rich fulfillment comes to those who are
also thankful for the setbacks.
GRATITUDE can turn a negative into a positive.
Find a way to be thankful for your troubles
and they can become your blessings.