May 27, 2017

I am trying to put this habit of writing Gratitude journal into practice. We all have our Gratitude moments; small or big. It does not come easy but with practice – We need to look around for the things which make our Life easy or make us thankful.

Moreover rather than cribbing for the things that won’t work out, its a great way to look back at the month by counting the blessings.

If you have not tried it, I must say START NOW

Keep a journal/diary and write about the things you were grateful for. You can make it a daily practice or weekly or monthly, whatever suits you best.


You may find it difficult to write a word at the beginning but when you start it, things will flow easily

The journal need not to be display worthy or cost you a buck.

Keep the journal near your Bed so that you don’t skip.

A good event, experience, person, or thing in your life—then enjoy the good emotions that come with it.



  • Spending quality time with my Mother on Mothers Day. We went out for window shopping which was accompanied by chit chats. Thankfully there was a Kids zone which kept the Kid busy and happy.
  • Thankful for his school for involving them in the making a gift for Mothers day.
  • My last moment plan to visit my Cousin’s place. The Kids had fun time together. I feel bonding only develop if we meet often. It gave me an opportunity to rewind and refresh.
  • My Son had his first bus(non-ac) journey. He enjoyed it and did not behave cranky as I was expecting.
    Thankful for his behavior.
  • Won an online writing campaign run by UC News WeMedia for Mothers Day.

Last but not least-

First E-book launch by Blogchatter. I must say- It was not my dream but is a fruit of efforts and a month of sleepless nights- My first E-book is out.
“A-Z of Minimalism” now available over Amazon at a petty price of 1$ just to support my writings :

Thanks to Vidya’s gratitude circle for inspiring us for writing gratitude journal.

writing gratitude journal

Linking with #Writing Wednesdays

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  • Reply Ashwini Dodani September 14, 2017 at 10:10 am

    This is a beautifully flowing article. Loved the list and emphasis on keeping the journal near the bed. Keep writing 🙂

  • Reply Namratha June 9, 2017 at 10:16 pm

    I have been planning to start a gratitude journal and even got a book. Maybe this post was the push I needed to get going.

    • Reply Upasna June 13, 2017 at 8:06 am

      You would thank me for that Namrata. Start it now and see the difference. 🙂

  • Reply Vasantha Vivek June 9, 2017 at 3:16 pm

    Congrats Upasna for winning writing contest and for your eBook. Really I loved your eBook and had downloaded it for future reference.

    • Reply Upasna June 13, 2017 at 8:07 am

      Thanks a ton Vasantha. You have been a constant support.

  • Reply Shailaja Vishwanath June 3, 2017 at 8:58 pm

    Always a pleasure to read people’s gratitude journals. You have had a lovely month and I am so happy to hear about the e-book as well as the time spent with family. Those are some lovely tips for keeping a journal. Gratitude is a wonderful practice and I believe we must all cultivate it regularly. Have a wonderful June, Upasna.

    • Reply Upasna June 13, 2017 at 8:10 am

      Thanks a lot Shailja. I am too feeling the power of writing about good things. Happy to have you here.

  • Reply Parul Thakur June 3, 2017 at 8:10 pm

    I agree that Gratitude is a way of life. I don’t use a journal but I save things on Evernote/online and then put it all together at the end of the month.
    I have been writing Gratitude Lists for over 2 years now and it’s now a part of life. Not just my blog 🙂

    • Reply Upasna June 13, 2017 at 8:04 am

      I too use Evernote for quick notes- daily gratitude things. Thanks for sharing your thoughts Parul. Lovely to have you here.

  • Reply Vishal Bheeroo June 1, 2017 at 11:37 pm

    It’s important to value life and give importance to gratitide to every small thing that we are able to. It’s an inspiring post that keeps us going and overcome hurdles.

    • Reply Upasna June 13, 2017 at 8:00 am

      Moreover, it keeps one in happy mood. Thanks for sharing your thoughts Vishal.

  • Reply Neha May 29, 2017 at 3:34 pm

    Cute post, I like it

    • Reply Upasna June 13, 2017 at 7:58 am

      Thanks Neha.

  • Reply Shilpa May 29, 2017 at 1:59 am

    This is one of the best thing that happened to me this year.. writing a gratitude journal daily????. Congrats on your ebook dear.

    • Reply Upasna June 13, 2017 at 7:50 am

      Thanks a lot Shilpa. Writing gratitude journal is healing. Isn’t it?

  • Reply Esha May 28, 2017 at 8:00 pm

    Keeping a gratitude journal is a beautiful thing, Upasna. I totally buy into the idea. I’ve been keeping one for years although I’ve not been able to write in it on a regular basis. At the moment, too many things going on in life so blogging has been put on hold. But, I think I’ll start off with something soon. I know I have to check out the E-book that I’ve promised you last time. Will do it over the week. Have a great Monday and a brilliant week ahead 🙂

    • Reply Upasna June 13, 2017 at 7:48 am

      I was keeping a daily journal but stopped midway. Getting into the habit now, I think I can move on to daily one . The E-book is also available on Goodreads Esha. Thanks for being here.

  • Reply Obsessivemom May 28, 2017 at 12:37 pm

    Writing a gratitude journal is a great idea and prompted by Vidya I have tried it a few times but then the rush of daily life takes over and I give up. Need to get back to it again – there really are so many things I am grateful for this past month.

    • Reply Upasna June 13, 2017 at 7:46 am

      I can understand Tulika- Its appreciable to manage everything with Twins. I was too letting it go but now I have made it mandatory for myself to write it down. Its the best way to feel good.

  • Reply Rachna May 28, 2017 at 11:59 am

    I agree, Upasna. Feeling grateful on a regular basis helps with maintaining a positive frame of mind. I don’t maintain a normal but I do wow monthly gratitude posts regularly. May you have a good June.

    • Reply Upasna June 13, 2017 at 7:43 am

      This is working and keeps me in good mood. Thanks for sharing your thoughts Rachna.

  • Reply Natasha May 28, 2017 at 9:09 am

    I have kept a gratitude journal off and on. Have one but have not been regularly putting in my entries. Think I should atleast once a week.

    I once kept a gratitude jar wherein we would write our gratitude in small chits and then we opened them all on New Years. It was a lovely experience.

    • Reply Upasna June 13, 2017 at 7:42 am

      Once a week is a great idea but I think once a Month is working good with me. WOW opening a jar full of year old gratitude things is a lovely way to welcome new year. This way we can’t say the year passed was not good.

  • Reply Atulmaharaj May 27, 2017 at 5:36 pm

    Loved the idea of a gratitude journal. Lots of achievement Upasnaji in May. I’m sure there are many more to come ????????

    • Reply Upasna June 13, 2017 at 7:39 am

      Thanks a lot Atul. I am liking this idea of writing Gratitude Journal.

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