Updated: Feb 22, 2019
By definition, gratitude means: the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness. It’s a word that is often forgotten or not considered that important. We live in society that has us moving at record pace from one appointment to another, one email/text/social media post to another, for some people it is a level of tornadic spinning where they simply cannot stop the chaos. With no end in sight, it can be daunting. Add in the grey, cold winter – depending on where you live – and you now have the perfect mixture to become something you have no desire to be: bitter, a mega-bitch, that asshole no one wants to be around, or maybe you retreat and completely ostracize yourself. Whatever it may be, I found a product that is a simple tool that you can use and it will help negate those feelings and truly bring you back to that amazing person you were meant to be. Maybe you laughed and just said bullshit… Did you just hear me? I just said “I dare you to try it”.
Our featured item of the month is a gratitude journal by Pockitudes. I had the privilege of speaking briefly with the owner and fell quickly in love with his journey.
If you have never had a gratitude journal, look no further. A Pockitude™ is a gratitude recorded in a pocket-sized journal. It allows you, the writer, to consciously make the choice to focus on the good.
When I first started doing this concept a few years ago, I did it with a blank piece of paper. Trust me when I tell you it can be difficult as hell to write happy thoughts when all you want to write is WTF, WTF, this weather sucks, there is no good in my situation, etc. Pockitudes has taken the initial “blank" out of the paper. They give you options to choose from; then you simply elaborate. I’m not talking about writing all day long. It’s a quick and powerful few sentences and within a few days of doing this something inside your brain will change. Pretty epic eh?!
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