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Day Ten - Gratitude Journal for Young Readers

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Day Ten - Gratitude Journal for Young Readers

You can choose to see the good in every circumstance if you look for it.

You can choose to give thanks for every gift that has come your way.

You can choose to say "thank you" to the people you meet every day who are kind to you.

You can choose to be kind to others no matter what.

What will you choose?

Write down one choice you can make today that will grow your habit of gratitude.

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Day Six - Gratitude Journal for Young Readers

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Day Six - Gratitude Journal for Young Readers


We make mistakes in all kinds of areas in life and sometimes they can be painful. However, if you choose to look at the bigger picture you can see that your mistakes are opportunities to help you grow up.

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Day Three- Gratitude Journal for Young Readers

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Day Three- Gratitude Journal for Young Readers

  Learning to be grateful takes practice. But if you engage your mind, your heart, and your actions toward gratitude you can enjoy life in so many fun ways. In the book "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens he says to "reflect upon your present blessings - of which (everyone) has many". I believe that means that it's important to think about the things you have today that are "blessings" in your life.  A "blessing" is just something really awesome in your life that was given to you when you least expected it.  Some of my favorite blessings are my...

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Day Two - Gratitude Journal

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Day Two - Gratitude Journal

I've also learned the best way to have good friends is to BE a good friend. Every day I try to think of ways I can show my friends I love them and that I am thinking about them.

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Fighting for Joy

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Fighting for Joy

Pleasure and comfort are wonderful things but if I value them so much that I don't allow pain to teach me anything, I'm missing out on some much deeper and richer experiences that could inform and grow my joy.

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