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40 Gratitude Journal Prompts

Hopefully you started adding a Gratitude Journal to your daily journaling habit.


In our article about gratitude journaling we spoke about how engaging in a gratitude mindset can have amazing benefits to your life. In that article we spoke about several studies in which the research showed that a habit of gratitude for five to ten minutes a day can help you reach those benefits.


So when I start my gratitude journal at the end of the day, my usual prompt is What am I grateful for Today? Sometimes I answer this question quickly and it is easy to write.


But how about those days when it is difficult to find something grateful for or just you need a little prompt to get your writing started. When those days happen, I turn to several prompts to give me ideas on what to write. Not only do the prompts give inspiration but also they help keep me focused to have a gratitude mindset.


Below is a list of several Gratitude Prompts to help you get into the habit of gratitude:


  1. What am I Grateful for today?

  2. What is one good thing that happened to you today?

  3. Who is someone I am thankful for being in my life?

  4. What is something that I have and take for granted that another would be thankful for?

  5. What is the biggest accomplishment in my life that I am the most proud of?

  6. What is one challenge that I am thankful to have overcome?

  7. What is my most favorite memory of my father?

  8. What is my most favorite memory of my mother?

  9. What are five things I like most about the town I live in?

  10. What is a great book that I have recently read?

  11. What book has made the most impact in your life?

  12. What is my favorite movie and what do I like about it?

  13. Who is someone who made my life better?

  14. Write about a time a stranger did something kind for you.

  15. Write about a time you did something kind you have done for someone you did not know.

  16. What is one aspect of your health you are thankful for?

  17. List five qualities you like about yourself.

  18. List five qualities you like about your spouse or significant other.

  19. Name something you have done for the first time and describe that experience.

  20. Name a project that you put off because you thought it was too difficult and when you started on that project it was easier than you expected.

  21. What is a meal or dish that you make that everyone loves?

  22. Look around your house and list your ten favorite possessions.

  23. Name one pleasant surprise that happened this week.

  24. List ten things you like about your job.

  25. What is something you are good at that others struggle with?

  26. What is your favorite hobby or sport and why do you like it?

  27. Describe something that you have in your life now that you did not have five years ago?

  28. List 10 major accomplishments that you are proud to have conquered.

  29. Describe your favorite vacation place and what you liked the most about it.

  30. What is your favorite season and why is it your favorite?

  31. Describe your favorite teacher and the impact they had on your life.

  32. Who is a family member you are grateful they were in your life?

  33. If you had to leave your home with three possessions what would those possessions be?

  34. What is your favorite type of weather?

  35. What is a habit you now have and how has it helped you?

  36. What is something you have today that you did not have one year ago?

  37. Who is someone in your life today that was not in your life one year ago?

  38. What is your favorite outfit and how does it make you feel when you wear it?

  39. What is something you accomplished this week you are proud of?

  40. Think of three times that you were lucky.


Above are 40 prompts that you can use to get your mind filled with Gratitude.


List in the comments some prompts that you use that help with a gratitude mindset.


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