Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Grace of Gratitude Journal...Review
Grace of Gratitude is an exquisite journal that has lined pages for the reader to express their own thoughts of gratitude. Inspiring examples of gratitude by the author Deborah Perdue, and beautiful illustrations by Tara Thelen are interspersed throughout. Gratitude is a valuable spiritual practice, and through this journal, one can reap the benefits of appreciation of life to feel more joy and more peace on a sustained level. This journal is not only for the novice, but also for anyone who is already experienced at the spiritual practice of feeling gratitude in his or her life.
Gratitude is something that too many of us don't focus on. Too often we only think about the difficulties in life, we don't look around us at the blessings. Expressing gratitude, whether it be to God, to the people around you, to the universe or just acknowledging it to yourself, is so important. At times in my life I have had my own gratitude journals, where the only things I write are about things I am grateful for. It's a beautiful practice and truly does allow happiness and peace into your heart. As often happens though, I get a bit lazy or unfocused and stop recording and opening acknowledging my blessings. But, recognizing that for which we are grateful allows us to feel more joy, more happiness.
Normally I prefer a lined journal with no other distractions. No quotes, no pictures. The Grace of Gratitude journal, however, is wonderful. The illustrations are lovely and the thoughts and examples provided by the author are terrific prompts for writing about your own thoughts of gratitude.
This would make a lovely gift.
Thanks to Pump Up Your Book Promotion for the opportunity to review this book. You can learn more about Deborah Perdue here. You can purchase your own copy here.
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