31 Journal Prompt Ideas For Gratitude

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Looking for Journal Prompt Ideas For Gratitude? Last month I started a Journal Prompt Ideas series on this blog. Journaling is something I enjoy doing and I am sure many of you do too. By keeping a journal, I am more aware of my inner self. I know what I am missing and it helps me to be on track to where I am heading to.

Journal Prompt Ideas Monthly Theme Series

Recently I have shared a post about the importance of having a Gratitude Journal. Looking at the response, I have noticed that many are interested to start a gratitude journal of their own. So I have decided that the theme of the second series of Journal Prompt Ideas will be GRATITUDE.

What Is Gratitude?

Gratitude is a feeling of thankfulness and how blessed we are. I know, there are moments we may feel that our life is too shattered to be thankful for anything. I have felt that way too. It’s like everything was going wrong in my life. There was nothing for me to be thankful for. I felt so empty. And there were times when I couldn’t even understand my own feelings. Was I sad? Was anger taking control of my life? Or was it self-pity? I didn’t know what I was feeling. And I didn’t know why I was feeling that way.

Journal Prompt Ideas For Gratitude

That was the turning point in my life. That moment I knew something was wrong with my inner self and I must not carry on that way. I needed to find out what I was missing. That’s when I took a pen and paper and sat on my bed. I shut my eyes. I could hear myself breathing. My bed felt comfortable. I could hear my parents speaking to each other. There was a meowing sound of my cat calling outside my room door. That’s when I realised my life is not shattered. I am alive. I have a roof over my head. A comfortable bed to sleep in. My parents are there for me. My cats need me. And the ‘undescribable empty feeling’ started to disappear.

My life felt shattered because I was missing what’s gone and not appreciating what’s still there. The empty feeling is because I was hanging on to something that doesn’t exist in my life anymore. Instead, I should have been embracing everything that belongs to me. Everything that is mine. The feeling of gratitude is like a miracle. It helps to appreciate life even more.

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Take The Journal Prompt Ideas For Gratitude Challenge

If you are feeling down, feeling unmotivated or unwanted … give this journal challenge a try. You will definitely understand your life better. You can also try out the Self Love Journal Challenge. That will help you to love yourself better.

31 Journal Prompt Ideas For Gratitude

  1. Shut your eyes for a while. What is the one thing that you are most grateful for?
  2. Did something make you smile today?
  3. What never fails to make you feel happy?
  4. List down the good qualities that you have and you are proud of?
  5. What is your favourite part about being single/married?
  6. Think of all the beautiful people in your life. Who are the ones that make you feel so grateful to have?
  7. Who is the one person that will never let you down?
  8. What is the favourite memory that you share with your parents or siblings?
  9. Name someone you have never met but has brought changes to your way of life?
  10. How does your child/pet bring joy into your life?
  11. Flashback to the past. What memories make you feel so grateful about?
  12. What activities that you enjoy doing with loved ones?
  13. Have you ever volunteered? How did you feel when you helped someone else?
  14. How is your physical wellbeing? Are you taking care of your self?
  15. How do you feel when you cross off something from your bucket list?
  16. Which freedom are you most grateful for?
  17. What do you feel positive about that is happening in your life at the moment?
  18. Name the books that you have read that changed your way of life?
  19. What is the most daring thing that you did and you are proud of it?
  20. How was your day today? What was the one thing that made you feel so grateful?
  21. List down 10 things that you feel others are grateful to have you in their life.
  22. What do you like about your job?
  23. What makes you so special and unique?
  24. Think of all the technology that has been invented. Name one particular technology that makes your life much easier?
  25. What was the best life experience for you?
  26. Which is the one thing that you cannot live without?
  27. Reflect on your life for the past 5 years. What are you most grateful for?
  28. How did your childhood shape you to be who you are today?
  29. Who is the one person that had a great impact on your life?
  30. Take a walk closer to nature. What are you grateful for the most about nature?
  31. Look at yourself in the mirror. List down everything you are proud of.

After completing all the 31 Journal Prompt Ideas For Gratitude, take some time to reflect on it. There are so many things to feel grateful about. If you find these prompt ideas to be helpful, do share it with others. Hopefully, we can be grateful for helping one another to feel blessed.

Must Read: How To Start A Gratitude Journal

If you have any questions or suggestion, do love me a message at the comment section below. I would love to hear your ideas.

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  1. Gratitude is one value we should inculcate within us. Because with giving thanks, comes more. The prompt ideas would do very well, especially when meditating.

    1. karenmonica says:

      I have never thought about meditation. But its good that you mention it 🙂

  2. I swear by my gratitude journal. It has helped me shift perspective so much in life. I love all of these ideas and I will definitely be trying some of them this week!

    1. karenmonica says:

      It’s great to have a gratitude journal, isn’t it?

  3. There are so many reasons for us to feel thankful daily. Just write down accomplishments this year thus far; things you were proud of yourself for achieving not what society tells us is worthy to be achieved. Even things we take for granted like food, shelter and good health are worth all the gratitude.

    1. karenmonica says:

      Yes, every little positive thing that happens in our lives is worth the gratitude.

  4. Excellent ideas. I really like your tweet about the more you Thank life the more you get something to be thankful for. Brilliant advice!

    1. karenmonica says:

      Thank you so much. Glad that you like it 🙂

  5. I am in lost, hopeless and unmotivated for few years. I am gonna start my gratitude journal and hopefully I can find the meaning of life.

    1. karenmonica says:

      Sorry to hear that but I am sure starting a gratitude journal will be a great help 🙂

  6. I absolutely love this, Karen! I think we all need to spend time every day on gratitude, our lives would be so much richer for it. Especially when things aren’t going so well. All your prompts above are spot on and so helpful!

    1. karenmonica says:

      Thank you, Azlin. I do agree with you. Daily gratitude is important for us to feel more blessed.

  7. This is a lovely post. We need to ensure we stay grateful for even the little things.

    1. karenmonica says:

      Yes its important to be grateful for all those little things.

  8. Melissa says:

    What a great post! I really believe that gratitude is so lacking in our culture today! We all have so much to be thankful for!

    1. karenmonica says:

      I agree with you. So many things for us to be thankful for 🙂

  9. These ideas are very prompt an I guess I shall try them too. And if I’m out of ideas I’ll come running after you.

    1. karenmonica says:

      Will add more prompts just in case you run out of ideas 😀

  10. Oh I love this and what a great idea to have a gratitude journal, how therapeutic it must be too! I am going to try it!

    1. karenmonica says:

      I hope you do try it, Laura. In fact, it is very therapeutic.

  11. There is really a lot to thank for, even waking up in the morning.

    1. karenmonica says:

      Yes, waking up is something to be grateful for daily

  12. Gervin Khan says:

    Personally, I have a lot of reasons to feel thankful everyday. Why? Because I am thankful for the life that He is given me. He give me a breath to live and to do every good things that I need to do. Aside from that, He gave me a chance to know Him, a chance to love and to be loved and a chance to be a mother for the 2 little angels that He is given me.

    1. karenmonica says:

      You are so blessed Gervin Khan 🙂 There are actually so many things for all of us to be thankful for, isn’t it.

  13. Claire says:

    I’m loving these ideas! It’s always good to take some time for yourself, look back and be grateful. Saving and sharing!

    1. karenmonica says:

      Thank you so much, Claire. 🙂

  14. Love this. It’s so important to reflect and see the positives throughout your day, week or month or even year. It’s so crucial to our wellbeing. <3

    1. karenmonica says:

      As a matter of fact yes it is very crucial for our wellbeing

  15. Elizabeth O says:

    Those are great tips to be always thankful for what we have. Thank you for sharing motivational thoughts to us.

    1. karenmonica says:

      You are most welcome Elizabeth 🙂

  16. I really need to do this. I mean, to journal. It seems that I am always rushing to do something. There’s a need for me to slow down and take things into perspective, including writing down the things that I am grateful for because there’s a lot.

    1. karenmonica says:

      A few minutes a day spent journaling is more than enough. Hope you do try it, Sigrid. It’s a great help.

  17. Surekha Busa says:

    Nice post. Giving or showing gratitude is so important and it should be done everyday.

    1. karenmonica says:

      yes daily gratitude is a must 🙂

  18. All good ways to think about writing down what you are grateful for. It’s so important when it comes to life to be gracious of the things we have and not envious of what we do not have.

    1. karenmonica says:

      I definitely agree with you David

  19. Katherine Gamble says:

    Gratitude is literally my favorite word. I think if we really practice showing gratitude, everything else in our lives will fall in place. All these prompt ideas are superb. I think I’ll try the last one.

    1. karenmonica says:

      The more we feel grateful, the more life will reward us 🙂

  20. This is a lovely post and we should greatful for everything , we should show some gratitude. I am very thankfull to you for this post.

    1. karenmonica says:

      Thank you Sachin 🙂 Glad to hear that

  21. I think I should start journaling again and start off the gratitude session to appreciate everything that i have

    1. karenmonica says:

      Happy to hear that Nina. Happy journaling again 🙂

  22. I have reminders on my phone to stop during the day and express gratitude for whats around me and it has changed my life!

    1. karenmonica says:

      Wow, that great Bianca. I never thought of that

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