Why is it that bad habits are easy to keep and good habits are easy to lose? About a year ago, I began keeping a “gratitude journal” where I wrote 7-10 things I was grateful for each day. Then, life got busy and I neglected my journal.
This summer, God convicted me that I needed to pick it up again—and this time, I decided to keep it on my phone so I could add to it randomly throughout the day. And then I realized... it had been *weeks* since I added to my journal.
My first reaction is to give up even trying. But then, I realize that *that* won’t help me anyway (seeing as the whole purpose of a gratitude journal is to get my focus on the blessings instead of the burdens of the day)...
So today, I journal. Tomorrow I may forget, and if I remember three days later, I’ll journal again. Giving up because I’ve forgotten one too many times is not the solution.
Do you keep a gratitude journal? Is it by hand or on a computer or phone?