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Friday, November 27, 2015


Being that it is Thanksgiving here in the United States, it's the time for us to reflect on the things that we are thankful for.
So it made me start to think yesterday about gratitude, and how I use it in my life.
So my Five on Friday will be about gratitude.

1. I believe it started mainly with Opera TV show and her introduction for herself of her daily five things she's thankful for.
I believe that was back in the late 90s
And I had read the book, being that it was one of Oprah's book club, about gratitude and thankfulness.

2. Keeping a journal. I have always kept a journal since I was a very young girl. But after watching Oprah back in the late 90's I started adding five things that I was grateful for in with my daily writing..

3. As time went along I was writing less in my journal and writing down what I was thankful for was one of those particular habit I was getting out of. I didn't want to lose what pleasure and benefits I received from this act. So I developed another way and that was to write it down on a slip of paper and to put it into a jar and this is my current jar.

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4. There's also another book I had read within the last year, called One Thousand Gifts, if you have a chance you might want to check out the book or her website.

5. Even though I haven't done it this way, I was thinking about what I was going to write to go with my pictures and I thought..... you know a lot of people choose apps,  especially younger people. Thought I would share pic of an app I came across on iTunes but there are many to pick from.

So there goes my list of Five on Friday.

One of the things for today I can say I am so thankful for is that I have the ability to write this and put it out there for others to see and read. If you have any thoughts on doing this or have a journal or app or any way of expressing what you're grateful or thankful for I would love to hear it thank you.


  1. I am glad that you have so many things to be thankful for. Thank you for joining five on Friday, I hope that you have a great weekend. xx

  2. A lovely post to remind me to be thankful everyday! We are blessed in so many ways!

  3. Many years ago I did the gratitude journal listing 5 things every day. I've done versions of that over the years, but that very first one I still have it and I go through it once in a while as it reminds me of gifts I cherished and noticed from that season of my life. Thanks for the reminder.

    I enjoyed your post ... I'm coming to you from Amy's link today.

  4. Such a nice reminder of taking time to be thankful. Have a great weekend.

  5. I did those too fr several years, great tool....

  6. Such a lovely post, you have me thinking that this would be a great thing to do. I really dislike the British winter time but something like that app might keep me on track. Thank you sharing xx


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