Gratitude Journal Review

Gratitude Journal Review

Gratitude Journal: A Guided Journal to Creating a Life of Abundance Through Daily Reflection and Gratitude by Opal M. Grayson LPC – $20.95

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The Gratitude Journal is designed to help you develop a daily gratitude practice.  It includes daily journaling pages, a list of affirmations and scriptures, plus a section for drawing out positive memories.

About the author:

Opal M. Grayson, LPC is a therapist with a private practice serving clients in North and South Carolina.  She focuses on helping women find emotional and spiritual healing through in-person and online therapy.  You can learn more about Opal here or follow her on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.

What we love: 

The Gratitude Journal is a simple and pretty book.  I really liked the affirmations in the back.  Readers have 30 well thought out statements to choose from. There is also a selection of scriptures to incorporate into daily entries.

What we didn’t:

I would have preferred more instructions at the beginning of the book and details about how to best use the scriptures and affirmations at the end.  Also, as a matter of personal preference, I didn’t like that the same instructions were printed at the top of each day’s journal. 

Clinical Use:

The Gratitude Journal is a great recommendation for clients and clinicians focused on building a gratitude practice.  Since it includes scriptures from the Bible, it would best fit with people who identify as Christians. 

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Le Shepard

Le Shepard earned her MA in Counseling Psychology from Texas Woman's University in Denton, TX. She currently works as an adjunct psychology professor at Weatherford College Wise County and counsels adults and couples at Wise County Christian Counseling.

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