Practicing gratitude has many benefits. It increases your self-esteem, improves your relationships, helps you get through trying times and so much more. This is why incorporating gratitude into your daily routine is a must if you want to live a happier, more fulfilling life. A great way to do this is to gratitude journal on a daily basis and also answer thought-provoking gratitude questions. Use the gratitude journal prompts below to get started.
Gratitude Journal Prompts For Your Day
The following gratitude journal prompts are good to answer on a daily basis. They will force you to recognize the little things that happen for us throughout our day.
1 – What are you grateful for today?
Kickstart your journaling with this simple and open-ended prompt.
2 – A specific moment from today that you are grateful for.
Reflect on the day and highlight a moment that brought you joy.
3 – An act of kindness you experienced today.
Focus on the small acts of kindness that can brighten up your day.
4 – A new experience you had today.
Focus on the excitement of trying something new.
5 – A small win you had today.
Reflect on the small victories or successes you experienced throughout the day.
People, You Are Grateful For
The following gratitude journal prompt will help you reflect on all the amazing people you have in your life.
6- What teacher or mentor are you most grateful for?
Write about someone from your school years who made a difference in your life.
7 – Journal about a family member who has always been there for you.
Take some time to write about your mom, dad, grandma, or whoever you have in your family that has always been there for you no matter what.
8 – What friendship are you most grateful for and why?
If you are fortunate enough to have authentic friendships, write about them, and show gratitude.
9 – Write about an act of kindness from another person that stands out to you.
Did you receive a compliment? Did someone buy you a cup of coffee? No matter how small, be grateful for it.
10 – Write about someone you are truly thankful for.
Who else really makes a difference in your life?
11 – Who or what makes you smile and laugh, every…single…time?
Is there someone in your life that cracks you up even thinking about them? Write about it.
12 – Write about a person who inspires you and why.
Reflect on someone who motivates you and what you admire about them.
Gratitude Journal Prompts About Past Experiences
Our experiences are our greatest teacher. The following gratitude journal prompts will help you recognize them.
13 – What past mistake are you most grateful for and why?
Journal about any past mistakes that helped you grow, learn and become a better person.
14 – Write about something awesome you did for someone else that had a major impact on them.
It feels good doing for others. Write about your impact on someone else.
15 – A challenging situation you are grateful for.
Reframe a difficult experience as an opportunity for growth and gratitude.
16 – Write about a past experience you are grateful for.
Think about a past event or experience that had a positive impact on your life.
17 – A decision you are grateful for and why.
Think about a decision you made that had a positive impact on your life.
18 – A memory you are grateful for.
Take a trip down memory lane and focus on a moment that brings a smile to your face.
More Journal Prompts
Here are more gratitude journal prompts that will help you develop a habit of gratitude. d
19 – List hobbies that you are most thankful for.
Write about hobbies that give you joy. If you do not have a hobby, find one.
20 – What recent purchase has added joy to your life?
Did you buy anything for your hobby or for leisure purposes? Even a meal at your favorite restaurant is something to be grateful for.
21 – What is your favorite season of the year and why?
My favorite season is fall. I love the leaves, the crisp air, and Thanksgiving!
22 – What was your last major accomplishment and how did it make you feel?
We should always take time to remember our accomplishments.
23 – What skill or talent comes easier for you than for others?
We all have our own unique talents and skills. Write about yours.
24 – Describe a book that you really enjoyed.
What book made a difference in your life or provided good entertainment?
25 – What activity do you love doing with others?
Journal about activities you like to do with your friends or family.
26 – What do you appreciate most about your job and why?
Even if you hate your job, there is always something you can be grateful for.
27 – What is your favorite song and how does it affect you emotionally?
What do you jam to, cry to, or reflect to?
28 – Describe your strengths and how they add value to your life and the lives of others.
We all have strengths. Take time to acknowledge and appreciate them.
29 -Write about something you love in your community.
What do you like about your town or neighborhood?
30 – What is something you are looking forward to in the future?
Write about your goals, dreams, or plans.
31 -Something you are grateful for in your personal life.
Reflect on the relationships and people in your life that bring you happiness.
32 – An object you are grateful for and why.
Reflect on an item that holds sentimental value or brings you joy.
33 – Something you are grateful for in nature.
Take a moment to appreciate the natural world around you.
34 – A place you are grateful for and why.
Think about a location that holds special meaning for you and why.
35 – A simple pleasure you are grateful for.
Reflect on the small things that bring you happiness and joy.
36 – A moment of self-care you are grateful for.
Take a moment to appreciate the times when you prioritize your own well-being.
37 – Write about a meal you are grateful for and why.
Reflect on a meal that brought you comfort or joy.
38 – An opportunity you are grateful for.
Take a moment to appreciate the opportunities that have come your way.
39 – Something you are grateful for in your home.
Reflect on the comfort and security your home provides.
40 – Something you are grateful for in your culture.
Reflect on the traditions, values, and beliefs that make up your cultural identity.
Taking the time to answer these gratitude journal prompts will help you develop a grateful heart. You have a lot going for you in your life, but sometimes we forget that. Gratitude questions such as these help you remember all the good you have in your life. Take some time to practice gratitude every day. Whether to answer one or two of these prompts or just general gratitude journaling.
What are you most grateful for? Let us know in the comments below.