When we pray and/or journal, it’s usually the matters of the heart that we are not happy or too much thankful about in our lives. In your next journal entry, focus on the following thoughts:
Write 5-10 gratitude thoughts (be specific).
If you don’t have a journal, you can start one with this entry. I have friends who have gratitude journals that specifically remind them of the things and people that they are thankful for in life and it helps shift the focus of negative thoughts. This is also a way to relieve stress in your life, daily.
Journaling is very therapeutic way to express how you feel, plan goals and releasing your thoughts and feelings. When you reflect on your past journal entries, you can measure your growth in certain areas, identify patterns of thoughts and behaviors and notate lessons learned over a period of time.
I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought; and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder. – G.K. Chesterton