Staying Positive Is As Easy As ABC: A Fun Way to Focus on the Bright Side by Renee

6 years ago

Staying Positive Is As Easy As ABC: A Fun Way to Focus on the Bright Side

We might not always notice them, but we are surrounded with an abundance of blessings on a daily basis. When I start feeling weighed down with negativity, I write a gratitude list. Making a gratitude list helps to recognize blessings and keep focus on the good things in life. You can create your list on:

  • paper
  • your phone
  • in a word document
  •  a calendar where you write your blessings each day

My favorite kind of list is the "ABC Gratitude List." When writing an ABC Gratitude List, all you have to do is list something for each letter of the alphabet that you are grateful for. This is something that you can do independently, as a family or even with friends. I like to start my list on social media so my friends can join in and share what they are grateful for also!

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Elisa Schmitz
What a wonderful idea, Renee Herren ! I especially love how you get your friends involved. Gratitude is contagious!
Ann Marie Patitucci
What a creative way to note gratitude, Renee Herren! I needed this today!
Katie Sloan
I need to do this daily. Thanks for the reminder that there is always something good in each day!
Meredith Schneider
Perfect way to stop feeling weighed down. This time of year with the craziness of school ending with so many activities and summer approaching can feel overwhelming.
Jessica Acree
We did something like this for Thanksgiving this year! I printed an ABC Gratitude Sheet online for my daughter to help fill out, she's 3.5. We didn't fill in every blank, but it's one I'll tuck away to discover many years from now :) Thanks for the reminder that we can and SHOULD do this more frequently.
What a sweet keepsake to have! It will be so fun to read the list in a few years! ❤️
Rebecca Townsend
Great reminder for me! It's been a while since I've done an ABC gratitude list!

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