If you are a follower of Sparklers Magazine, then you know how much we believe in the power of sharing your gratitude. If you are new here, WELCOME! We are so passionate about giving thanks and choosing to have joy. The two go hand in hand – gratitude and joy. So we created this Gratitude Calendar for you to display in your home, to help teach and remind you to find something to be grateful for, EVERY day.
“Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance.” Eckhart Tolle
I started keeping a gratitude journal a few years ago after my daughter was stillborn. My heart was broken and I was bitter and unhappy. It became hard for me to see the good in my life. I was just focused on the loss of my daughter and the unfairness it brought to my family. A church leader suggested to me to start writing down at least ONE thing a day that I was grateful for. For the first month, the only thing I wrote was “Family.” Then I decided to get more specific. I wanted to really find gratitude for everything in my life. The big and the small.
I realized after awhile that I was able to think of MANY things I was grateful for. I started to see just how much I was blessed. By reflecting on my blessings I was able to see Heavenly Father’s hand in so many aspects of my life. Eventually I wasn’t bitter anymore. In fact, I was overjoyed. I discovered that I was not forgotten, and that my Heavenly Father did love me. I was able to focus on moving forward with a happy grateful heart, embracing trials with bitterness – no more!
“Gratitude turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, confusion into clarity…it makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.” Melody Beattie
I love the idea of keeping a gratitude journal, and I still do. But, I also wanted something that I could share with family and guests to our home. Sharing gratitude is contagious and I want everyone to catch the gratitude bug! So I created this Calendar to display in homes, to encourage conversations, contemplation and joy!
The 2017 Gratitude Calendar has a line for each day of the year to write down something you want to give thanks for. This Calendar is 24×36, so it’s plenty big to write down something, each day! It even has space to write your family word of the year, quote of the year and scripture of the year.
As I designed this and planned it out, I wanted to make this accessible to everyone.
I KNOW that showing gratitude can change lives.
I want to help as many people as possible CREATE the habit of acknowledging the good in their lives! So I decided to make this a printable, that way you can print it anywhere your budget allows. I also decided to only charge $9.99, because I want this is EVERY home. Just think of what a difference your life could have this year by writing down one thing you are grateful for each day?!!
To get YOUR printable check out the The Sweet-Me Project shop HERE. Purchase the download, then save it to your computer. Then you can have it printed anywhere. We suggest STAPLES.com. That is where I had mine printed. You just upload it to their black and white engineer prints, 24×36 size. I was able to pick mine up the next day and it was less than $4! What a great deal!
I am so excited about this! And I know you are too! So go get yours, and then take a picture and use the hashtag #sparklersmagazine so we can see how you share your gratitude!!!