practicing gratitude

As promised, here is another free printable I’ve put together to help us make 2014 the best year EVER.

Why I created these worksheets:
Generally, in our day to day lives, we can forget all that we have and that we are all blessed in different ways. It’s important also, to realize that (as human beings) we really do have mostly the same issues / problems to deal with and that those issues just come packaged differently for each of us. Focusing on our own strengths and blessings and having gratitude for them and those that support us / love and tolerate us is key to maintaining a positive and healthy outlook. And, in my opinion, positive outlook, positive self-talk, and a grateful nature limits the room we have in our thoughts for all the not-so-great things (real and /or imagined) that bring us (or keep us) down. Our outlook ultimately affects every part of our lives; our health, our success, our relationships with others, our happiness. I created these worksheets, first for myself and I know that if they’ve helped me that they are likely to help others in some way.

About the worksheets:
Click the image above to download the PDF. There are three 8.5″ x 11″ (A4) pages. The first is a general sheet for those that prefer journaling their gratitude. The second page features a block at the top for thoughts, phrases, memories and below there are 2 columns for listing things that expand on the thoughts above. And, finally, the third page is for the list loving lovelies. You can print that page and trim down the middle, creating 2 lists (or as many as you like). Of course, you can also use all 3 pages depending on your feelings /needs.

The first two pages of the Practicing Gratitude worksheets have quotes at the bottom of the pages. The first is from one of my favorite people:

I don’t have to chase extraordinary moments to find happiness – it’s right in
front of me if I’m paying attention and practicing gratitude.  Brené Brown

If you are not familiar with Brené Brown, check out her site and, specifically this talk that really resonated with me.

On page 2, I’ve actually quoted myself… feels only a little bit entirely bizarre to quote yourself… but it’s my theme for 2014:

Celebrate the ordinary because there is magic and specialness in each and every moment of our lives; if you care enough to notice it.  Aimée McEwen

And, there you have it. Click the image at the top of this post to download your worksheets. Have a great week and don’t forget to check back with me here for more tools and posts to help us make 2014 the best year… EVER.

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Practicing Gratitude Worksheets
Printables © Aimee McEwen. Not for commercial use. Personal use only.
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