HIGHLY EFFECTIVE GRATITUDE JOURNAL PROMPTS

We are officially in the season of giving and gratitude. Let's face it, 2020 has been one heck of a ride for all of us, and it can feel hard to find things to be grateful for this year. That's why I've put together a list of highly effective gratitude journal prompts to help reframe your thought process to get in the spirit of giving and gratefulness!


Gratitude, by definition, is the quality of being thankful. There are always things to be grateful for, even if you may have to look a little harder for them. Whether it's waking up in the morning healthy and alive, receiving a nice text from a friend, making your daily cup of coffee, cuddling with your cat, or watching the sunset. It's important to look for the light within the dark, and if you can't find it, become the light to guide the way.


Below is a list of highly effective gratitude journal prompts. Take some time to read through them and answer a few that stick out to you. Feel free to star this page in your browser so you can easily come back to it when you're ready to pick a new journal prompt to write about or take a screenshot of the list so you can save it on your phone for later!


Highly Effective Gratitude Journal Prompts:

  1. Something that comforts me is....

  2. Something in nature that I'm grateful for is....

  3. A memory I'm grateful for is....

  4. My favorite food or meal is....

  5. Something I received as a gift that I love is....

  6. A person I'm glad to have in my life is....

  7. A life lesson I have learned is....

  8. The task I enjoy doing the most at work is....

  9. An accomplishment I'm proud of is....

  10. A future event I'm excited about is....

  11. A highlight from today is....

  12. Something I love about my significant other is....

  13. A personal quality I love about myself is....

  14. Something that made me smile today is....

  15. Things I love about my parents....

  16. My favorite life quote is....

  17. An experience I'm grateful for is....

  18. A luxury I'm grateful for is....

  19. My favorite scent is....

  20. My favorite book is....

  21. A friend I'm grateful for is....

  22. Three things I'm grateful for today is....

  23. A mistake or failure I'm grateful for is....

  24. Something I like about my job is....

  25. A teacher I'm grateful for is....

  26. A destination I have traveled to that I am grateful for is....

  27. Some positive news I heard recently is....

  28. A freedom I am grateful for is....

  29. A hidden blessing in a difficult situation is....

  30. The biggest gift in my life right now is....

  31. My favorite thing to do in the morning is....

  32. This person makes me feel loved because....

  33. Something I like to do with my family is....

  34. Something I like most about my family is....

  35. My favorite hobby is....

  36. My best friend is....

  37. These are people I enjoy spending time with....

  38. My favorite song is....

  39. A movie I'm grateful for is....

  40. Ways I am effectively serving others in my life is....


I hope this list can help reframe your mindset during these uncertain times. These gratitude prompts have helped remind me of all the awesome things that I have in my life, whether they are big or small. Sometimes enjoying the little things has the most impact.

"What a precious privilege it is to be alive - to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love." - Marcus Aurelius

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