Thankful journal ideas: 50 Daily Gratitude Journal prompts to help you notice the good in your life


50 Daily Gratitude Journal prompts to help you notice the good in your life

Gratitude Journal Prompts For Adults

Find 50+ daily gratitude journal prompts to help you get started with your gratitude journal or book!

In my article about gratitude journaling I explained that fostering gratitude, both in your real life and/or via a notebook or journal can have amazing benefits to your life and that of your family.

However, to get into the habit of gratitude we might need help at the beginning of our journey of thanks.

Apart from the obvious choices of gratitude about health, family, and friends you might get a little stuck on what else to be thankful for.

This is where journaling prompts can be of great use! To help you uncover the good things in life that you might otherwise not even realize and be thankful for.

I am going to explain below what gratitude prompts are and how gratitude journal questions can help you discover all the amazing things you must be grateful in your life.


What is a journaling prompt?

A journal prompt is a question, written observation or statement that makes you think about your life.

The goal of a prompt is to help you decide what to write in your journal by giving directions and guiding your thinking.

You can use general journaling prompts for free journaling, self-discovery or gratitude prompts and much more.

Since the gratitude journal is about finding and writing down about the things you are grateful for, the gratitude journal quotes, questions or statements

are about self-reflection and inclined towards the environment you live in.

So read on to find a list of daily gratitude journal prompts to get you started, I also have a PDF printable gratitude prompt list below if you prefer the printing version.


Daily Gratitude Journal Prompts

I cannot stress enough how having a gratitude journaling has helped me and I suggest you go ahead and start your own gratitude journal today!

The gratitude journal benefits will most definitely surprise you, and it is perfect for all age groups and gender; there are gratitude journal books for kids, adults, women or men,


Humans often fail to see the goodness around us but a gratitude journal helps us notice and record it.

Your journal will become a tool for self improvement and success too as you can go back to re-read your own entries and find inspiration when things get tough in life.

Eventually, knowing that there is always something to be thankful for will keep you on the lookout for goodness and kindheartedness which is a great way to go about life.

Gratitude Journaling Prompts

So check below our huge list of journal prompts and gratitude journal ideas that are perfect for your gratitude pages, book or journal:

  1. Who special someone has taught you about unconditional love in the past or present?
  2. Write down one good thing that happened to you today.
  3. What are five personality traits that you are most thankful for?
  4. What about your upbringing are you most grateful for?
  5. Are you happy with how your day turned out?
  6. Can you do better tomorrow?
  7. Name 5 things you are doing well currently.
  8. Did you have a nice surprise today? Write about it.
  9. Did you do something nice to someone today? Write about it.
  10. What family members are you most grateful for? Write about what makes them special.
  11. What is something nice another person did for you today or this week?
  12. What is something nice you did for another person today or this week?
  13. Who or what in your life are you happy to have let go?
  14. Think of 5 people that irritate you or you have trouble getting along with. What irritates you most about them? Now list 3 positive notes or qualities about each person.
  15. What were your 3 best days? Write a small paragraph about each day.
  16. What were your worst three days? Write a small paragraph about each day and think how much better off you are now.
  17. Write the top 10 things in your life that cause you stress. For each stress factor, write what you can do to change it.
  18. Think about the worst period you went through your life and list 10 ways life is better now than it was then.
  19. What are irritations in your life that could use a change in perspective? Can you take less seriously, find humor in? How can that change have a positive effect on your life?
  20. List something good that has recently caught your attention to make you realize how fortunate you are.
  21. Think about the qualities of the people you admire. List these qualities and how you can incorporate them in your life.
  22. List 3 people and/or things you feel that you take for granted. How can you express more appreciation for these things or people?
  23. What friends are you most grateful for having? List what makes each friend special.
  24. List 3 things you could do today to be a kinder person.
  25. Who are the people that first come to mind that don’t have it as good as you do?
  26. Think of 3 stereotypes that do not have it as good as you (sick children, homeless people, the disabled, elderly, war victims etc). What could you do to help people in these situations?
  27. Name 3 things that always put a smile on your face.
  28. What is the most beautiful place you have been to? Relive being in this place now.
  29. What are your biggest accomplishments?
  30. What do you really appreciate about your life?
  31. Name 3 things that you can start doing today to express your gratitude to others? (helping, volunteering, donating etc). Start doing it in the next few days.
  32. What has been the highlight of your day today?
  33. What things do you own that make life easier?
  34. Name 3 things that have happened to you that have strengthened your character and who you are today (positive or negative events).
  35. List 2 struggles you experienced in life that you have overcome. What or who have helped you to overcome these trials?
  36. List 5 things you love about your home.
  37. What 3 things you love about the town, area or neighborhood you live in?
  38. What about nature are you grateful for?
  39. Spend a few minutes focusing on your 5 senses and write down how you can you be more mindful of each.
  40. What about your career or job are you grateful for?
  41. What things made you laugh out loud this week?
  42. Write about something you saw recently that warmed your heart.
  43. Write about a time someone went out of there way to help you.
  44. Think about a time that you went out of your way to help someone.
  45. Think of 3 times that pure luck or grace has saved you. Write a paragraph about each and focus on who and how the events took place. 
  46. Make a list of 20 ways you are fortunate.
  47. What meals do you most enjoy making or eating?
  48. What physical characteristics are you most grateful for?
  49. Name 3 talents or qualities you have that you are grateful for.
  50. How can you continue being more thankful?



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15 Fabulous Gratitude Writing Prompts

“Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings…

turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings” –William Arthur Ward.

Gratitude lets you see wonders in life—even when you think life is horrible. On days when you think “what else can wrong?” writing about what you’re thankful for helps you heal.  And when life is wonderful a gratitude journal reminds you who helped you, supported you, and encouraged you.

I want to express my thoughts of thankfulness on paper.  Writing makes things more permanent than speaking them.  Yet, I can’t always come up with what I am thankful for each day.  I rely on gratitude writing prompts to inspire me.   Here are 15 excellent journal topics to help you write what you are thankful for.

So, grab a notebook or journal, and select one to get you started!

15 Fabulous Gratitude Writing Prompts



#1 Describe your favorite moment of the day.

What was it and why is it your favorite moment? When we focus on small moments, we recognize the importance of each day.  Think about the day you are having now.  What was special to you?


#2 Describe your favorite person and list all of that person’s good qualities.

Write about one or more of those qualities.  You can write one journal entry for each quality you like about that person.  This writing prompt pushes you to not take people for granted.  It helps you appreciate those around you even more.


#3 Write about a random act of kindness from another person.

These could be acts of kindness from a friend, family member, or even a stranger. Don’t just consider grand actions, but these might be small things too, such as a person letting you go ahead of them in a waiting line.   Bonus points:  Don’t just write about it, but do an act of kindness.

#4 Write about something that cheers you up when you feel down.

Is there a person, animal, thing or something you do that cheers you up on a bad day?  Describe it in your journal, and write about why or how it makes you feel better.


#5 List 5 things you are grateful for today.

It doesn’t matter if these are small things. List them.  I learned about this idea from an old episode of Oprah and used it to help me at the lowest part of my life.  This prompt made me recognize all that is positive. Of course, my pets Cuddles and Dylan were always on that list, but I found a lot of other things to add too.  Bonus points:   Write 6 or more things you are grateful for today.


#6  Remember a success you had and write a thank-you speech describing who helped you reach it. 

Imagine you received an award, who would you say helped you reach that goalHow did it come about, and what contributed to your success?  Bonus points:  After writing your speech, share it with the people who helped you succeed.


#7  Write about a favorite hobby.

Why do you love it?  How does it make you feel?  Describe your hobby and what makes it wonderful and how it is possible that you can do it.  Bonus points:  Go and enjoy your hobby.


#8  Write about something you are grateful for with your work or personal life.

 I like this prompt because it helps you realize something that is good about work even if you don’t like your job. Or, it helps you see something you can be thankful for in your personal life even if you feel like you are struggling.


#9  Write about something you accomplished today, and how you feel now

Do you have a lot of things on your to-do list? Well, how do feel when you cross those items off?  Write about that and be thankful for anyone or anything that helped you finish what you wanted to do.


#10 Write about something someone else did to make you happy.

It doesn’t have to be a huge thing someone else did.  It can be something small.  You begin to see the impact of little things.  For example, it might be that someone else lent you a pencil for class.  It seems a tiny favor, but think of its effect.  What if you didn’t have anything to write with it?  How would you take notes in class?


#11 Write about something you did to make someone happy today.

This prompt asks you to see what good you do (and if you can’t come up with something you need to work on caring for others).  Describe how what you did made another person feel, laugh or smile.  Be thankful that you could reach out and make someone else feel joy for a moment, a day, a week, or longer.


#12 Write about a pet and what makes him/her special.

This may seem strange, and if you don’t have a pet forget this prompt.   However, animals keep us company, comfort us, and adore us no matter what.  They don’t judge you by grades, work, income, style, or appearance.  Pets love us unconditionally.  They also have distinct personalities and traits. What makes your pet special? How does your pet make you feel?


#13 One of the best experiences of my life was… I am grateful for that experience because…

What is something wonderful that happened to you and why do you feel that way about it? I discovered this writing prompt in a blog post called, “Writing Prompts for Giving Thanks” on the website Writing Forward


#14 List at least 10 things you like about yourself.  Write a journal entry for each of those things.

Describe 10 things you love about you, and how you are grateful for each of those things.  For instance,  if you like that you’re confident, be thankful that you have that gift.   Also, who or what helped you become confident?  Another great aspect of this prompt is that you have ten days of ideas for your journal.


#15 Write about something good you saw in your community.

Look at what is happening in your local area.  Are there volunteers who help out in a city, town, school, or college?  Is there a new program that helps people?  Are people doing something that makes a difference?  Write about it and the impact it has on you.  Does it make you feel grateful or inspire you?  Bonus points:  Volunteer.


Keep a Gratitude Journal

Why do I keep a gratitude journal? It calms me when I’m frazzled, stressed, and confused.  It can do the same for you too.  Write and reflect on all the things you are thankful for each day and you’ll experience more peace in life. Create space and time to keep a journal and try one of these gratitude writing prompts.

 Comment below with what you are grateful for this year.




Tips, Templates, Ideas and Examples

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What are you truly thankful for? No, this isn’t just some sort of out-of-season, Thanksgiving-style, stint of curiosity; it’s a prompt for getting you thinking about keeping a gratitude journal. As we go through our daily motions and replace the old with the new, it’s easy to fall into the trap of focusing on the bad things in life while taking the good things for granted.

However, if you stop for just a couple of times each week to jot down why you really appreciate having certain things in your life, then you’ll learn to treasure these things more when you encounter them. This keeps your focus on the positive aspects of your life and puts you on the road to being a happier, healthier, and more optimistic person!

So what exactly is a gratitude journal?

A gratitude journal is a record of things that you personally appreciate or are thankful for in your life. It can include analyses of why you are grateful for particular things, why certain good things happen to you, or how you express gratitude towards others. Overall, it helps you look on the bright side of life.

A gratitude diary is similar to a prayer journal, and can be used as an accompaniment to one, or as a substitute for one, if you wish. You can use what you’re grateful for to inform your prayers of thanks, or you can pray for what you want to happen, and then express gratitude if your prayers come true. If you want to go even further, you can add a bible journal into the mix, too.

3 big benefits of writing in a gratitude diary

1. It helps you get your priorities straight.

So often in life, we end up doing things because we convince ourselves that we have to. Other times, we simply decide that we like doing things without really thinking about why. Keeping a record of things that you’re truly grateful for helps you figure out what really matters to you, and what you should spend your time and energy on.

2. It helps you correct your perspective when it’s skewed.

We’ve all had times where we’ve felt like nothing has gone right and the world is against us. Keeping a gratitude journal can help you get through rough patches. By looking back on things that you’ve appreciated in the past (and likely are still thankful for), you can begin to see that things aren’t as bad as they seem, and that you have people and things that can give you the strength to see you through the toughest of days.

3. It helps you be a more optimistic person.

It’s easy to think that things are worse than they are with how much negative news is flying around out there. However, if you occasionally remind yourself of good things that you’re thankful for, it will be easier to see the silver lining in many situations. And being more optimistic and happy can have several health benefits, such as less stress, better sleep patterns, a healthier immune system, more energy and focus – the list goes on and on!

5 gratitude journal prompts to get you started


Take a look at yourself first.

One of the easiest ways to find things to be thankful for is to look at yourself in the mirror. What do you like about yourself? Your strength? Your smarts? Your agility? Your good looks? Is there a particular skill that you’re proud to be proficient at, such as cooking, talking to people, working with computers, or playing sports? This is not only a simple way to find things to be grateful for, but it also makes you feel good about yourself.

2. Ask yourself: “What if I didn’t have that in my life?”

If you’re having trouble determining why – or if – you appreciate certain things, try flipping the script. Instead, think about how your life would be different if you had to live without what you claim to be grateful for. Deciding what you could or couldn’t live without in this way can make it easier to figure out what you’re truly thankful for, and why.

3. Zero in on a pleasant surprise.

A great way to start a gratitude diary is to think about the last time something unexpected happened to you, but ended up having a positive outcome. Surprises often cause us to have strong emotional reactions, including potentially those of gratitude if the situation works out in our favour. Writing down unexpected experiences is also a good way to break up the monotony of life’s routines, so feel free to keep doing so as you write your journal!

4. Focus on good deeds – even if they aren’t your own.

You can also start your journal by thinking about great things you see being done in the world – even if they aren’t done towards you.Does it warm your heart when someone gives up their seat on a bus to accommodate someone with a walking cane, wheelchair, or stroller? Or does it make you smile inside when you see someone clearing snow from driveways and sidewalks other than their own? Being thankful for other people’s acts of compassion can spur you to do more good deeds yourself!

5. Remember that challenges can be things to be thankful for, too.

Most people would rather forget the hard times they’ve had in life, or difficult people whom they’ve had to deal with. But, again, think about how your life would be different if you hadn’t been faced with those situations or people. Would you have missed learning a valuable lesson? Would you not have had a chance to develop a part of your identity that you’re proud of (e.g. fitness, mental stamina, sociability, creativity)? Looking for opportunities for personal growth when you’re tested, as well as looking for positive traits in people whom you’re otherwise not very fond of, can help you have a more optimistic outlook on life.

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6 tips to getting started with your gratitude journaling

1. Don’t overdo it…

A common pitfall for gratitude-chronicling newcomers is writing in their diaries too often. While this may sound counter-intuitive, studies have shown that people who jot down things they’re grateful for daily (or even semi-daily) often come to view gratitude as simply an emotion to document. As a result, they may start to take positive events for granted, which doesn’t help make them happier or more grateful.

A better strategy is to only write entries up to three times a week, at maximum. That way, you’re likely to more deeply treasure the things that you’re thankful for, which can cause you to see gratitude as something positive that you want to actively seek out and feel. That leads to greater overall happiness, which is what you want your diary to do for you.

2. …But still make a commitment.

Once you’ve decided on how many times per week you’re going to write in your journal, stick to at least that number. You may even want to select a specific time to write. For example, many people like to jot down what they’re thankful for right before they go to bed; this lets them go to bed happy, so they can have a better sleep and more pleasant dreams. Sticking to a particular time also helps you build up your willpower and self-discipline.

3. Be prepared for the unexpected, too!

Just because you’ve set a particular time and/or number of times per week to write in your diary doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t take it with you when you’re out and about. If you have a smart phone powered by the Google Android devices and Apple iOS operating systems, this is simply a matter of downloading and installing the Penzu mobile app, and then logging into your Penzu account.

You never know – you could end up in a really fortunate situation that you want to write about right away! If you have your journal on hand, you can jot down the experience immediately without having to worry about trying to remember it later, which will likely be more difficult.

4. Go for quality over quantity.

Another common mistake that rookie gratitude-trackers make is that they set a minimum number of things to be thankful for each time they write an entry in their diary. Depending on your life experiences, there are some weeks where you’re going to be grateful for a lot, while other weeks you won’t appreciate too many things.

Either way, what’s more important is why you appreciate the things that you do. Really diving into why you are thankful for a few specific things increases your happiness and gratitude more than simply stating that you’re grateful for a certain number of things without really thinking about why.

5. Make it more personal as you go along.

When you first begin documenting what you are grateful for, you might list inanimate objects and abstract concepts. This is fine to start, but as you get better at expressing your gratitude in writing, aim to change the targets of your appreciation to other people (or maybe even pets, too).

One reason for this is that it’s not that much of a stretch to transfer your gratitude from feelings and ideas to the people who actually live them out (which is likely why you appreciate them to begin with).

Another reason is that people can actually return the feelings of gratitude that you express towards them – something that abstractions and non-living things can’t do – which makes doing so much more rewarding!

6. Don’t just think it or write it; act on it!

One of the biggest blunders that you can make when keeping a gratitude diary is thinking that simply writing down what you are thankful for (and why) will, in and of itself, make you happier and more grateful. This is part of why we cautioned you against writing in your diary too often: what you don’t want to happen is to have the act of recording your feelings of gratitude become more important than experiencing and expressing more profound appreciation.

In other words, don’t just write down what you’re thankful for because you think that you should or that it’s somehow inherently good for you. Remember that you’re doing it because you actively want to increase your happiness and gratitude. And remember that part of this is actually showing the people that you appreciate that you’re grateful to them, not just keeping your thoughts and feelings locked inside a logbook that nobody other than you can see!

Gratitude journal examples

Our experiences in life are all different, so it should come as little surprise that we each have different things to be grateful for. Some of us appreciate grand concepts, while others are thankful for small displays of wonder and beauty. It therefore also shouldn’t be surprising that we organize our thoughts in different ways. Here are a couple of samples of how people have kept gratitude diaries.

Oprah Winfrey on her gratitude journal – a short video with the queen of daytime television talking about the importance of keeping a gratitude diary (for sixteen years!) to her life. She writes in it a little more often than we recommended (because she’s Oprah), but she does illustrate that the things you can be grateful for don’t have to be big; you just have to know why they’re important to you! – a computer-speak play on the phrase “thanks for,” this is an interesting project created by the Greater Good Science Centre at the University of California (Berkeley). It challenges people to do a “21-day gratitude challenge,” writing down what they’re thankful for every other day for three weeks (again, this is a bit more than we recommend). During that time, participants also note their general mood in each entry so that, by the end of the challenge, they can really see the difference in how being more grateful makes them happier and healthier! Participants can keep their journal entries private if they want, but many choose to share their feelings of appreciation on the Thnx4 public feed!

The Gratitude Journal – written by Shelly, this is a more spiritually-oriented journal, but it also includes recipes and healthy living tips!

Andrea Reiser’s gratitude journal – written by author, public speaker, and life coach Andrea Reiser. She sticks to writing in it once weekly and tries to write a manageable number of things to be grateful for each week, so as to better explain why she is thankful for them (well, most of the time, at least). She also mixes in some general thoughts on gratitude.

Gratitude journal templates

As we noted, different people like to organize their thoughts – including those of gratitude – in various manners. Some like a more structured, scientific approach, while others prefer to be surrounded by prompts and just let their thoughts flow. Whatever your system is, here are a few guidelines for starting your gratitude diary.

Therapist Aid gratitude journal worksheet – created by a company dedicated to providing tools to mental health professionals. Though it recommends writing at least three things to be grateful for every day, we’ve already covered why that might not be the best idea. It does, however, include space for writing both what you are grateful for and why you are grateful for it, which we did recommend.

New Seasons Design gratitude journal – record the things you appreciate on these Thanksgiving-themed cards, designed by Jennifer & Jason Bruce and featured on Mandi Ehman’s “Life Your Way” blog.

Pocket Goddess Gratitude Diary – designed by famed Australian businesswoman Leonie Dawson, this colourful diary has some neat prompts and quirky designs. Great for spiritual (if not religious) women!

I Am Thankful – created by designer and event planner Jennifer Carroll, this is a simple, open-ended journal with nature illustrations. Again, it’s good for spiritual people.

The next time you come home at the end of a week at work or school, try finding a piece of paper or a notebook and writing down some things that you appreciate right before you go to bed. As your journal grows, you’ll be able to look back and see how good things really are in your life, which will help give you the courage to go through life with optimism and a clear perspective!

Better yet, commit to writing a gratitude journal on the Penzu website and/or mobile app. It’s free, it’s secure, and it’s unlimited. Plus, you can get at it anywhere there’s an Internet-able computer, or anywhere you take your smart phone. Start logging – and sharing – your gratitude today!

There’s no time like the present – start your free online dream journal today!

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Gratitude Journal Prompts Printable | Rhythms of Play

Printable gratitude journal prompts can help children and adults create the habit of noticing the blessings in life, and, find acceptance and gratitude for what is.

Gratitude is the cure, and gratitude journal prompts can help remind children and adults of all the things that they have to be grateful for. Use this list of free printable gratitude journal prompt ideas to help kids learn how to practice gratitude for life.

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What is Gratitude?

Gratitude brings abundance. In order to feel grateful, we need to open ourselves to the wealth of experience occurring all around us. It is about noticing and expressing appreciation for all of the good things in life that bring you joy.

In other words, being grateful is about focusing upon the blessings in life instead of focusing attention on the negatives aspects of life, social media, and what one does not have.

Practicing gratitude is researched to be associated with increased levels of happiness, well-being, and fulfillment. (source) When we focus more on the positive aspects of life, and what we have that brings us joy, we can find greater happiness in life.

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30 Printable Gratitude Prompts

Printable gratitude journal prompts can help children and adults express gratitude for life.

Starting a gratitude journal, and using printable gratitude prompts, can help children and adults establish the habit of paying attention to the good things in life.

Use thee printable gratitude journal prompts to help create gratitude journal entries, or, pass them around the table on Thanksgiving to share your gratitude with family members.

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“Gratitude is the healthiest of all human emotions. The more you express gratitude for what you have, the more likely you are to have even more to express gratitude for.”

~Zig Ziglar author of Top Performance

When we give more of our attention to the people, events, places, and things that we are thankful for, it can lead to the simple pleasure of feeling grateful and fulfilled.

Gratitude activities and crafts, and reading gratitude books are a few more fun and easy ways to help children learn to express gratitude and thankfulness.

Gratitude Prompts Printable

Did you know that gratitude journaling is an easy way to create the habit of practicing gratitude for life?

Below you will find a list of questions to prompt feelings of gratitude for gratitude journaling.

Download and print 30 gratitude journal prompts —> HERE.

  1.  What was the best thing that happened today?
  2. Who makes you feel loved and why?
  3. Name something that makes you happy.
  4. What is your favorite outdoor activity?
  5. Name someone that helps you.
  6. What is your favorite thing to do on the weekend?
  7. Name something that you are grateful to have.
  8. What do you like to do with your family and why?
  9. Name someone that is nice to you.
  10. Where is your favorite place to go?
  11. Name someone that makes you smile.
  12. Who is your best friend and why?
  13. What do you like most about school or your job?
  14. What do you like most about your favorite subject?
  15. Who was the last person to give you something?
  16. What is the best gift that you have ever received?
  17. Name the best thing that has ever happened to you.
  18. What is your favorite game or sport and why?
  19. Where is your favorite place to play or relax?
  20. What do you like most about your family?
  21. Name an animal that you feel thankful for?
  22. What is your favorite thing to do at home?
  23. Name a person that you love and why?
  24. What is your favorite hobby and why?
  25. Who do you like to spend time with?
  26. Name someone that you feel grateful for.
  27. What is your favorite food and why?
  28. Name an activity that makes your heart sing.
  29. Describe something that you like about yourself.
  30. Name something that makes you laugh.

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How to Use Gratitude Journal Prompts

Reminding ourselves of everything that we have to be grateful for is a powerful way to increase our feelings of happiness in life.

“Gratitude makes sense of your past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.”

~Melody Beattie

Use this collection of gratitude journal prompts to find your way out of the darkness of sorrow, and into the light of gratitude.

Step 1 – Download and print gratitude journal printable prompts

Click HERE to download and print FREE printable gratitude journal prompts.

Step 2 – Use gratitude prompts to help start entries in your gratitude journal

These free printable gratitude journal prompts make it easy to create meaningful gratitude journal entries. Anything that you can write in or on, including lined paper, a sketchbook

, a Moleskine notebook, or a blank journal or diary, can be used for gratitude journaling.

As a teenager, I can recall spending countless evenings down by the seashore, writing everything that I was grateful for with a twig in the sand because I was afraid that my brothers would read my diary! Use whatever works for you!

A few excellent gratitude journals for kids and some gratitude journals for adults are listed below:

Gratitude Journal Tips

Feel it in your heart

Creating meaningful entries in a Gratitude journal is a much more effective way to produce lasting feelings of thankfulness. When we take the time to feel what we are grateful for, as opposed to quickly making a list, we can find lasting feelings of gratitude.

Gratitude journal prompts make it easy to find something that you are grateful for to write about. When we feel gratitude in our hearts, we are more likely to extend our feelings of gratefulness to the world around us.

Taking the time to doodle or create drawings that go with your responses is another great way to feel gratitude in your heart as you make each gratitude journal entry. I like to call it gratitude art therapy!

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Make it personal

Spend time personalizing each gratitude journal entry. Create art, doodle, or draw what you are thankful for.

This can help you spend more time focusing on how grateful you are for the blessings in your life. Spending more time thinking about what we have to grateful for, can help increase feelings of happiness and well-being.

Have fun personalizing your gratitude journal with gel pen

doodles, gratitude stickers, and anything else that makes you feel good!

Focus on people and events more than things

Focusing on people and positive events can help create stronger feelings of thankfulness and gratitude. Meaningful events and the people in our lives will always bring us more joy than the things that we have.

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Take a moment to think of your life without them

Increase feelings of gratitude by thinking of your life without the things that you are most grateful for. In other words, consider the absence of the people, places, and things that you are most thankful for, as a way to increase your feelings of gratitude toward them.

Create a new meaningful gratitude journal entry at least once per week

Daily gratitude journal entries have been researched to be not as effective as writing what we are grateful for less often. (source)

Why? …Writing what we are grateful for daily can work to desensitize us to the things that matter in our lives. Especially when it’s a quick list made every day without any heart.

Random gratitude journal entries have a more positive effect than gratitude journaling every single day. Use a gratitude journal prompt to create a new ‘meaningful’ gratitude journal entry at least once per week to help increase feelings of gratefulness.

Related: How to Create an Action Plan to Accomplish Goals

Gratitude Journal Printable Prompts

Printable gratitude journal prompts can help children and adults learn how to express gratitude for life.

If you are wondering how to teach kids about the concept of gratitude, have a look at this fun collection of gratitude activities. It includes activities, crafts, and other great resources for parents and educators, that make it easy to teach kids how to be grateful.

If you are looking for Thanksgiving gratitude activities for kids and families, click on the link!

Learn more about Rhythms of Play HERE!

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Gratitude Journal Prompts And How To Keep A Gratitude Art Journal |

Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.

Melody Beattie

This quote says it all. Being grateful is important because it definitely changes how we see and experience things every day, and as a consequence, it also changes our whole lives.

That’s why I want to share gratitude journal prompts that you can use for your art journal and develop the habit of being grateful every day while making art along the way.

What is gratitude

According to, gratitude is:

“…an emotion expressing appreciation for what one has. It is a recognition of value independent of monetary worth. Spontaneously generated from within, it is an affirmation of goodness.”

“An affirmation of goodness”. I love this line. It’s so simple, yet so true.

So, basically, gratitude is the awareness of all the goodness you have in your life.

Also, I’d add that gratitude is the awareness of all the possible goodness you can have in the future. Just like the quote from the beginning stated.

Psychology Today also says that we can cultivate gratitude with intention and that there are social and personal benefits to this.

There’s also a wonderful article about gratitude on medium. com by Benjamin Hardy, where he has amazing insights into being grateful on a daily basis. Read the article here.

Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.

William Arthur Ward

The bottom line is that gratitude is an intentional practice.

You decide to do it regularly and with complete awareness of the moment and the things you’re grateful for.

Sometimes when you’re having the happiest moment, you spontaneously feel gratitude, too.

However, if you set your mind to do it purposefully and with intention, you gain so much more from this practice.

The benefits of having a gratitude art journal

First, I’d like to mention the benefits of keeping a gratitude art journal. I’ve been practicing thankfulness every night before I go to sleep, and it’s given me inner peace and joy.

It’s like an instant revelation every time I express my deep gratitude for certain things or people in my life.

So, I just tried this with my art journal and it’s been a wonderful experience.

Here are all the benefits I’ve experienced with keeping a gratitude art journal.

Grateful for the little things

When you intentionally decide to think about what you’re grateful for every day, you become aware of the tiniest little things in your life that you are thankful for.

For example, you suddenly start to notice things like the beauty of the sunny day that allows you to go for a walk.

Or your little niece’s joy when you tell her you’re babysitting her tomorrow. (Yes, my niece and nephew were dancing with joy when they realized they were coming to my place. How is this not a blessing?)

The bottom line is that by writing down the things you’re grateful for with intention and mindfulness, you discover a whole new world of new blessings in your life that you might have taken for granted before.

This is one of my favorite things about having a gratitude art journal.

You get to experience mindfulness and art

Making art has always had a deeper meaning for me, rather than just a hobby. It’s always been connected to my deep thoughts, feelings, beliefs, desires, visions, etc.

This is especially true when you show gratitude.

Imagine this. You take your art journal, write about the things you’re grateful for and make some art on your art journal page.

You’ll definitely be more aware of your words when you write them down and look at them, and read them a few times.

Then, you spend some time decorating the page, making it beautiful. You take this time to focus only on the things you’re grateful for and the art around it.

That mindful moment is priceless.

You can revisit your gratitude journal

When you write things down. it’s impossible to forget them.

So, having a gratitude journal lets you revisit everything you’ve been grateful for and maybe remind yourself of the things you’ve done better just because you were grateful for them and appreciated them more.

In this way, your gratitude journal becomes a collection of your deepest thoughts and positivity.

Imagine having a book filled with personal positivity that can make any day a wonderful one, again and again.

But how to keep a gratitude art journal?

Pick an art journal for this purpose

Having a smaller journal for this is practical because it would be easier to carry around and use often. Also, if you’re planning on painting in it, just pick a journal with thicker paper, or glue two pages together if they’re too thin.

You’re going to do a lot of writing, so pick a pen that you love using and that you can doodle with. For example, I always use my black waterproof pens for writing and doodling. They do a wonderful job and I can paint my pages freely knowing the pen is waterproof.

Think about your day and decide when you have the time to focus on your journaling, and set that time only for yourself. It can be just 10 minutes during your morning coffee, or 15 minutes before going to bed.

Also, feel free to do it as often as you can, or as rarely as you wish. There are no rules for this, it’s your own choice. Maybe you’ll put too much pressure on yourself if you set to do it every day.

If you’re more like me (read: unorganized), then you just do this spontaneously when you feel like it without setting the time, but remind yourself to do it, so you don’t lose the good habit.

Write one thing at a time

What I mean is not to overwhelm yourself with a lot of things at once. If you’re going to write in your gratitude journal this evening, choose one aspect of your life to focus on.

For example, you could focus on the good things about your job, and write a few sentences. The next time, you choose to write about a specific person in your life.

This way of doing it lets you really focus on one particular thing and become aware of it at that moment.

Let these 10 or 15 minutes of gratitude be special moments. Go deep into the appreciation of the things you focus on, and really try to feel how your chest fill with the feeling of thankfulness.

How to use a gratitude journal?

You can use it every day if you feel like it. Or just sometimes when you feel the need to write things down. You’re not only using it to write what you’re grateful for, but you’re also using it as a written reminder of all the goodness in your life.

This journal is not a one-time thing that you forget about. You need to use the journal so you don’t lose the whole gratitude vibe.

Your gratitude journal can be:

1. A place where you’ll express your gratitude regularly.

2. A life long reminder of all the things you’re thankful for, in the past, present and the future.

You can revisit it any time and see how your life changed, how your needs and attitude transformed, and even see how you were grateful for certain things that only happened afterward.

3. A wonderful and mindful art journal that you enjoy making. When you connect mindfulness and art, then everything gets so much more sense and meaning.

Having a gratitude art journal gives you the opportunity to combine wonderful things together: mindfulness, awareness, and gratitude.

You can use it to grow artistically while still doing something deep and meaningful.

Gratitude journal prompts

Here are some gratitude art journal prompts to help you start your gratitude journal.

1. What is that special person in your life that you’re grateful for? And why?

2. A great opportunity you’ve recently had.

3. Do you have any special talents or skills you’re grateful for?

4. Are there any special skills you want to develop? Be thankful for them even if you still don’t have those skills and watch what happens over time.

5. Are you thankful for a difficult situation in the past? This situation might have made you the person you are today. Try being grateful for it, it’ll surprise you.

6. Are you grateful for the food you like? Any special meal or food that you feel thankful for every time you eat it?

7. Look around your home. What are the things you’re grateful to have?

8. Think about your health. I think this is the most important thing to be grateful for. Just be grateful for your healthy body, and if you have health problems, try being grateful for dealing with those problems successfully.

9. Is there a thing/person/situation that you’re grateful for every day. For example, having breakfast on the table.

10. A trip you’ve taken that is really special.

11. What about all the love in your life?

12. Be thankful for your independence, whether it’s personal, financial, or any other.

13. Are you grateful for the feeling of serenity? What makes you calm and gives you the peace of mind?

14. Are you grateful for art? Art in general and your own?

15. What do you enjoy doing after a long day of work? Bubble baths? Reading a book? Daydreaming? Write about these.

16. Do you have any hobbies you’re so happy to do and enjoy?

17. Think about things your friends do for you, whether those are small things or big life-changing moments.

18. What is the biggest lesson you’ve learned in your life?

19. Is there a person that always makes you smile?

20. A thing that you usually take for granted like having fresh water or the possibility to use a mobile phone.

21. What do you appreciate about nature?

22. Is there anything you’ve changed about yourself that you’re proud of, or maybe you want to change in the future? Be grateful for it.

23. Something so superficial but that you’re still thankful for, like having enough time to play computer games.

24. Is there a tool or an object that helps you on a daily basis?

25. A historical figure you appreciate.

26. Look out of the window. What do you see that you’re grateful for?

27. Do you have any memories you’re thankful for? If you have photos of events or people from those memories, include them in your gratitude journal.

28. Have you had any weird situations that turned out to be one of the best ones in your life?

29. Have you overcome a difficult obstacle that you’re proud of?

30. Or maybe you are experiencing an obstacle now and want to overcome it in the future? Be already grateful for that.

31. What do you love about your personality?

Tips for using gratitude journal prompts

Here are a few tips or reminders for using your gratitude journal.

Be honest with yourself

You do this only for you and it’s nobody else’s business. There’s no room for pretending or being scared.

Nothing is too small to be grateful for. Just trust yourself and your gut.

If you’re being true to yourself, things go smoothly and intuitively.

Don’t judge what you write

There’s no room for self-judgment here. This is supposed to be a joyous moment of gratitude, so write what comes naturally and don’t overthink it.

This being said, you’re not a shallow person if you’re thankful for your new jacket. You’ve worked hard for that jacket. You can be grateful for it.

Focus on the future as well

When we try to be thankful, we immediately think about the things that have passed or the present situations.

However, why not be grateful for the things that are yet to come.

Of course, nobody can promise to know the future, but you can focus your energy on things you want to happen by being grateful for them in advance.

This creates a wonderful feeling of humility and overall thankfulness.

You could sum it up like this: Whatever happens, I’m already grateful. It’s one of the best feelings in the world.

This way, you train yourself to be grateful no matter what.

Go into tiny details

When you express gratitude, you can look at the big picture.

For example, you could say:

I’m grateful for all the love I receive.

However, you can be really specific. Our days are filled with details, and we tend to miss most of them.

Why not focus on those tiny things that make our days better?

For example, you could write:

I’m grateful for the evening cuddles I have with my boyfriend/husband/cat/kids.

Do this when you’re undisturbed

In order to get into the moment and really focus on using your gratitude journal, try being alone while doing that, or at least somewhere with little disturbance, and where you0re comfortable.

Revisit your gratitude journal often

There’s so much magic in seeing all the things you’ve been grateful for in the past.

This way, you constantly remind yourself of all the blessings in your life.

And in turn, you create positive energy within you, and around you.

Gratitude journal quotes

Here are some quotes I’ve found that you can use with these gratitude journal prompts. They can be a great idea to use in your journal or only as an inspiration for your own words of gratitude.

Thankfulness is the beginning of gratitude. Gratitude is the completion of thankfulness. Thankfulness may consist merely of words. Gratitude is shown in acts.
Henri Frederic Amiel

In ordinary life, we hardly realize that we receive a great deal more than we give, and that it is only with gratitude that life becomes rich.
Dietrich Bonhoeffer

As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. John F. Kennedy

Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.
Melody Beattie

Give yourself a gift of five minutes of contemplation in awe of everything you see around you. Go outside and turn your attention to the many miracles around you. This five-minute-a-day regimen of appreciation and gratitude will help you to focus your life in awe.
Wayne Dyer

It is through gratitude for the present moment that the spiritual dimension of life opens up.
Eckhart Tolle

Other ideas for using the gratitude journal prompts

You can use these prompts but not for a journal.

What if you use a jar instead?

What I had in mind is to use the prompts, and write what you’re grateful for on pieces of paper and put them in a nice jar?

You can decorate the jar, or write something on it, put a ribbon around it, whatever you want.

Also, instead of regular paper, you can use scrapbook paper to add more interest.

And if you want to revisit your gratitudes later, write the date on each of the papers. This way, you can go back and read some of those.

Maybe you’ll be quite surprised when you realize that what you’re experiencing now, you were grateful for it before it even became your reality.

An interesting and provoking thought, right?

Gratitude journal prompts – final thoughts

Gratitude is an elevating feeling of being aware of all the goodness in your life. It’s a practice of appreciating things most people take for granted.

And above all, it enriches your daily life and brings more joy to your days.

Moreover, by being grateful, you create a positive atmosphere in your mind, your feelings and your mood that shows on the outside.

How wonderful is that?

For me, it’s magical. The moment when I feel deep gratitude, my heart is full and my whole body feels light and instantly I feel joy.

You can achieve this in just a few minutes by being completely focused on the thing you’re grateful for. Try it right away and you’ll see.

Words are powerful, and when you say them aloud or write them down, they are out there creating energy and atmosphere.

That’s why keeping a gratitude journal is a wonderful way of practicing gratitude.

I also like this journal to be an art journal because I love adding an artistic touch to my deep thoughts on the paper.

It then adds another dimension to it all, besides being thoughtful and mindful, the process also becomes aesthetic and pretty.

I hope you’ll find the gratitude journal prompts inspirational and motivational. There’s so much to be grateful for, so I have no doubt you’ll fill your gratitude journal in a blink of an eye.

Just remember:

# express your gratitude intentionally and on a regular basis, to make it a habit.

# really focus on feeling the deep appreciation for things, make the moment mindful.

# be grateful for the things that still haven’t happened, express your gratitude for everything that may come your way because it can make you happy or make you learn something. Either way, you win.


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Free Printable Gratitude Journal For Kids

There is no manual for teaching gratitude. In fact, there are many ways to raise grateful kids, and one of those ways is journaling.

I designed this printable gratitude journal for kids to make it easy for the little ones to express thankfulness for what they have in life.

I came up with this idea after having so much success with our nature journal. It seems like kids enjoy and learn things better when they have creative prompts and writing ideas.

A gratitude journal is a small notebook that encourages your kids to write, paint, draw, and reflect on the people and things they appreciate the most.

Basically, it is a space where your kids can express their feelings, experiences, findings, and ideas, all to establish the habit of gratitude.

This simple guide will help you learn how to start a gratitude journal with your kids.

First, you will find the reasons why starting this journal is fantastic for your family.

Then, I’ll share what to write in your gratitude journal. Including some prompt ideas and free printables to get you and your family started.

And finally, I will show you some journaling alternatives that you can also use at home to teach gratitude.

Keep reading this post to find it all!

Why You Should Keep a Gratitude Journal with Your Kids

Studies show that gratitude is strongly connected with happiness. And those who write about what they are thankful for are more optimistic, improve their health, and have higher life satisfaction and better relationships.

Journaling can also benefit our kids. It will help them improve their writing and communication skills and help them deal with their emotions.

Personally, we have found that keeping a gratitude journal has helped us:

  • Be happier and lower our stress levels
  • Get perspective on what really matters in life
  • Learn more about ourselves
  • Be mindful of how we express our gratitude
  • Be more generous and kind with others

As you can see, gratitude journaling seems to have a great impact on our lives. Let me show you how to start your own!

How to Start a Gratitude Journal with Children

There are no rules on how to start a gratitude journal.

You won’t need a particular book or diary to get started. Any empty notebook will work just fine. But if your kids feel extra craftsy, let them make their own journal with our printables.

You’ll also need basic supplies such as pens, pencils, markers, and colors.

All you have to do is sit with your kids a couple of minutes every day to write about their feelings and thoughts.

I know that writing can get a little boring for some kids, so feel free to also include creative prompts like making a collage, composing a song, or drawing.

Just have fun and remember that the only important thing here is focusing on being grateful. Help your kids become aware of the people and things they have and reflect on why they appreciate them.

If you are not sure what to write in your journal, down below, you can find a free printable template that includes fun activities and questions to get you started!

Printable Gratitude Journal for Kids

This printable journal includes many different writing prompts and fill-in-the-blanks designed to make gratitude a fun practice for your kids.

You can download it for free at the end of this post and print it.

Print the pages double-sided on regular white paper, fold them in half and staple them in the middle. Or, print single-sided pages, cut them along the dotted lines, and staple to the top.  

Start by making your kids decorate the cover of their journal, write their names, and complete one activity each day.

The first page included is People I Am Grateful For.

Here your kids have to list ten people they are grateful for. They can be family, friends, or strangers.

The next activity is My Gratitude List. Here, kids have to fill in the blanks with things they are thankful for, such as places, food, games, movies, etc.

Then we have a Morning Gratitude Jar.

You’ll have to set up some minutes in the morning to make a list of things you are grateful for. I recommend that you do it on the weekend, so you have time to talk about the reasons why your kids appreciate these things.

After that, you can find The ABCs of Gratitude.

In this activity, kids have to pick a letter of the alphabet and think of things they are grateful for that begin with it. They can draw one or multiple items, write them down, or make lists.

I also included a writing and drawing prompt called Grateful for My Day.

In this activity, kids are required to draw a happy moment of their day and answer What is their biggest obstacle right now and what are they learning from it?

Finally, you have 5 different gratitude activities that include 1 drawing prompt and 3 writing prompts each. We have:

Grateful to Be Me

  • Draw yourself.
  • Which of your five senses are you most grateful for and why?
  • What are 3 things you can thank yourself for?
  • What is something unique about yourself that you are grateful for and why?

Grateful for Nature

  • Draw your favorite place in nature.
  • Which season are you most grateful for and why?
  • What is your favorite activity to do outdoors?
  • What animal and plant in nature are you most grateful for and why?

Grateful for my Family

  • Draw a family member you are grateful for.
  • Talk about the ways a family member makes your life better.
  • Tell about a time when a family member helped you with a problem.
  • What is something unique about your family that you are thankful for?

Grateful for my Friends

  • Draw a friend you are grateful for.
  • Tell about a time when you were able to help a friend
  • When were you grateful for something a friend did for you?
  • Tell about a time you got to play with a toy that belongs to one of your friends.

Grateful for my Home

  • Draw your favorite place in your house
  • Talk about the work that went into the home you live in.
  • Talk about the people who work in your community.
  • Think about all the things that you own at home and what do they allow you to do.

Ready to try these activities?

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Gratitude Journal Ideas

If you liked our printable activities, but still want more ideas to cultivate an attitude of gratitude, add the following prompts to your journal.

Creative Prompts to practice gratitude:

  • Write a letter to someone who has positively impacted your life
  • Make a collage of things you are grateful for
  • Write a poem for someone you are thankful for
  • Write down quotes about gratitude
  • Make an acrostic using the word THANKFUL
  • Make a list of books about gratitude that you want to read
  • Write a song about gratitude
  • Make a list of ways you can help others
  • Draw how you look when you feel grateful
  • Make your own Gratitude Word Search and let someone in your family resolve it
  • Find photos of moments you are grateful for.

And if you want Gratitude Writing Prompts for your kids, you can try these questions:

  • Do you ever find it difficult to be grateful?
  • Think of something good you did for yourself recently and write yourself a thank you letter.
  • What abilities are you thankful to have and why?
  • What activities and hobbies would you miss if you were unable to do them?
  • Who has done something to help you this week? How can you thank them?
  • List 10 ways you shared your gratitude with other people today.
  • What is something you are grateful to have learned this week?
  • How do you feel when someone shares their gratitude for something you have done?
  • Write about a time when someone expected you to be grateful, but you weren’t.  What would you change?
  • Name and write about someone you have never met, but has helped you in some way.

Alternatives to a Gratitude Journal

If you feel like writing a journal can be a little too much for your kids, here are other fantastic ideas you can try instead:

  • Gratitude Tree: this easy activity helps children recognize the things they can be grateful for. Your kids have to write these things on the leaves of a tree to complete a wall art.
  • Gratitude Jar: this is another fun way to practice gratitude every day. Your kids have to pull a note from a jar to remember people and things to be thankful for. They will also discover ideas on how to show their gratitude.
  • Gratitude Scavenger Hunt: this fun activity is fantastic for active children as they have to find 20 things to be thankful for.

Download The Printable Gratitude Journal Template!

You’ll receive a PDF file with all the activities mentioned above (print 2 per page).

Preferably, print on US Letter sized paper, or make sure to select Fit Page on your printer setting when printing on a different size.

Make as many journals as you want for your kids!

You can even try this activity every year to see how their answers change through the years and to remember how important it is to be grateful.

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33 Gratitude Journal Prompts To Help You Live Your Dream Life

Journaling is all the rage. It’s become so popular in recent years, that you’ve probably heard all about it. Wellness bloggers rave about it and you’ll find a wealth of articles all about gratitude journal prompts on Pinterest. But what exactly are they and why should you care?

Well, take it from me, journaling can be so incredibly therapeutic. It can provide such a huge benefit for your mindset, especially when you focus on gratitude. Whether you’re suffering from anxiety or you just want to get to know yourself better, journaling can help.

It’s something that can allow you to really change your life. If you want to clear your mind, boost your mood, and reach your goals, writing in your gratitude journal can make it happen.

But, what happens when you don’t really know where to start? This is where gratitude journal prompts come in.

I’ve been journaling daily for two years now. Of course, as a writer, I experimented with writing a diary for years on and off. But it’s been since 2018 that I have consistently written in my gratitude journal on a daily basis.

I do it to cultivate happiness, to motivate myself, and to gain a lot more clarity in life. If you’ve been thinking about writing a gratitude journal, these prompts can help you get started.

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How To Use Gratitude Journal Prompts

If the idea of journaling appeals to you, but you’re still a little unsure on exactly what gratitude journal prompts are or how they work, let’s break it down a little. They’re meant to make your journaling experience easier, more eye-opening, and rewarding. So, this is how to use them.

First of all, make sure that you’re dedicating the necessary time to writing. It can be a few minutes at first or even an hour once you’re in the swing of it.

Take one prompt or a handful – just make sure that you answer each question fully and honestly. If you censor yourself, you’re not going to benefit from doing it in the first place. The truth will help with your self-discovery.

If you want to really get to know your thoughts, dreams, and goals a lot better, always ask yourself why. Uncovering your reasonings behind every gratitude journal prompt will help you to find happiness and understand what you really think or what you want.

And finally, enjoy it. Gratitude journal prompts are meant to be fun and positive. So, don’t dive so deep that you start to get upset or feel anxious. If you do, take a step back and do something that will center you again and make you happy. This is meant to be a thought-provoking exercise that fills you with gratitude. So let it inspire you, lift your mood, and bring abundance into your life.

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33 Gratitude Journal Prompts To Use

1. List three things you’re grateful for today.

2. Write out your current goals. What skills and qualities are you grateful for that can help you to reach them?

3. Write a letter to your future self, detailing all of the goodness in your life and the things you have achieved.

4. Detail some of the things you’ve learned about yourself and life that you’re grateful for.

5. What simple pleasures are you most thankful for in life?

6. What does your ideal day look like? Be as specific and detailed as you can here and list the reasons why.

7. What makes you the happiest?

8. List all the things you love about your life.

9. Write a list of the people you admire in life and why.

10. What do you love most about your career?

11. What kind of things do you love to learn and why? What would you like to learn next and why would it add value to your life?

12. What’s the best piece of advice you have ever been given and why?

13. What have you accomplished today?

14. Document all of your most treasured memories throughout your childhood and life.

15. List all of the people that have helped you in some way in life.

16. Document three of the best days of your life and why.

17. Write out your own personal definition of these words: happiness, love, and success, and why you’re grateful for these experiences.

18. What failure or mistake are you grateful for in life and why?

19. List your qualities and skills that you’re grateful for.

20. Detail the things you’ve learned from painful or stressful experiences in life and why you’re thankful for them.

21. List the hobbies and pastimes you’re most grateful in life.

22. Write about a teacher or a mentor that has had a positive impact on your life and how they’ve helped you.

23. Write out your deepest desires for yourself or your life.

24. List the things that you think you should be doing in life, that you don’t (or don’t want to) do already and why.

25. List the things that you should not be doing in life, that you already do and why.

26. What or who has made you smile this week and why?

27. List the things you can do this week to make a difference to somebody else’s life.

28. Describe all of your favorite senses; the smells, tastes, sights, sounds, and feelings that you’re grateful for.

29. List the ways that you can serve others, and who they would be.

30. Detail everything you’ve loved about your day.

31. Detail how you can make tomorrow an even better day.

32. What are twenty things you’re looking forward to or would like to accomplish this year?

33. Write a list of all of the things you’d love to say a huge YES to in life and why.

When & How I Journal

If there’s one thing you need to know about me, it’s that I’m ambitious. I have a clear vision for my future and journaling helps me with that.

Every morning, with my cliché cup of lemon water as soon as I get up, I write in my journal. I write out everything I’m grateful for and a list my goals. Daily. Then, sporadically, I’ll work on different gratitude journal prompts that suit my mood or will help you gain the clarity or perspective I’m looking for.

And honestly, it’s one the best practices I’ve added into my life. I hope it can do the same for you.

This was a guest post by Grace Olivia Parry. Grace is a freelance copywriter, educator, and future author. When she’s not writing, she’s reading, pampering, eating or watching her beloved cricket. Find her guide on creating your dream writing career here.

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90,000 What I Learned From Gratitude Journaling 2021 – Wellbeing

Confession: Before this assignment, I had never even considered keeping a gratitude journal. I imagined parchment, elven crystals and perfumed writing chambers in which the air is 75 percent mulberry incense and millennials with purple hair talk a lot about chakras.

Gratitude is also an example of what people call feelings, and I spent a tremendous amount of energy trying to avoid them.But since that happens, what makes me a lousy person also makes me skilled enough to evaluate the effects of a gratitude journal – a gratitude count that I kept throughout December to see if gurus and positive psychologists are right about its uplifting power.

Science fell by itself, proving that gratitude makes you not only warmer, but also healthier. “Previous research has linked gratitude to improved mental health, reduced anxiety and improved sleep,” says Blair Morgan, Ph.D., a research fellow at the University of Birmingham in England.”Our own research has demonstrated a strong relationship between gratitude and three different measures of well-being: life satisfaction, subjective happiness, and positive affect.”


Soon I settle into the December routine: at about 10 pm I brew tea, find a seat on the couch and dig in my brain as a token of gratitude. I start slowly, writing about things that usually don’t have feelings of their own: our memorable cluttered Christmas tree, a fairly successful year of self-employment, security, and comfort – common suspects.Later I will improve on this, write to friends in outlying states, college students I don’t see enough, the old team that gets together every year for the Christmas party, my mom and myself. I cannot claim to have caught a glimpse of nirvana, but did I feel lighter going up the stairs to sleep? Absolutely.

“Taking the right time to think about what you are grateful for – and really mean it – helps reorient what you pay attention to,” says Courtney Johnson, Ph.D., a clinical neuropsychologist at Indiana Health University at Indianapolis.“Even if it’s just, ‘I’m grateful this winter is not as cold as last year,’ or ‘The sun is shining even though it is freezing.’ “Good things will appear soon, she said.


Acknowledgment Magazine 4: This one is about my old one. He’s in the middle of seventh grade – widely considered the worst year in school – and suppresses him pretty well. He is a sweet child, creative, thoughtful and kind. He can be weak and frustrating, but in a good way – his brain fires at an absurd, repetitive rate, taking in things and exploring them. Sure, this makes him a part-time citizen of the outside world, but it means there are worlds in his mind that I can’t wait to see open. One day he will walk out the door and find himself in an exotic, tropical, frosty or remote place, confident and curious. It will be difficult to see him leave, but I am grateful that he is. He has taught me a lot over the past 13 years, more than I ever thought he could, and I held my breath to see what he did next.


I won’t sugarcoat this part: in the middle of my monthly exercise, I’m tired of being grateful. Like anything that requires daily dedication, my diary began to seep into burrs rather than mental health. The children went to bed, removed the dishes, and I took the book, sat down and thought: wait. Damn it. I need to go, be grateful for something. Gratitude is wonderful; forced gratitude is a kind of joke.

I realized the problem was that I needed exercise the most when I was just checking out the day, fell asleep, or watched a pointless fourth quarter of the Chicago Bears breaking game. The idea was not in the magazine – it was simple enough – it was in the relentless persistence of the magazine, the cumulative effect. I could not save just because I was sleepy.

Since it was getting late and I was grumpy, I aimed for a low position and decided to thank for the video games.That night it was mild, 6 degrees, with a cold “you kidding me” wind. After lunch, my wife took a break to wrap presents, so I pushed upstairs to take up my son’s challenge in the brutal Super Mario Kart 8. Unfortunately, my youngest didn’t eat enough pasta to earn him a queue at the controller, so Assigned observer, he climbed onto the sofa and jumped right between my older brother and me. For a good 20 minutes, we sat here, my boys and I, safely hidden inside on a warm couch on a chilly cold night, allowing our brains to merge into oatmeal.I’m not going to say that it was a magical moment on par with your kid doing a recital or hitting a game-winning three or getting a master’s degree. But as a small interim episode in our real life, it was pretty good. I could have missed this before.


Hiccup If you’ve never had the pleasure of visiting the Midwest in December, close your eyes and imagine an apartment cold and gray, occasionally punctuated by ice storms.Here on the western edge of the Eastern Time Zone, darkness falls around 4:30 pm, which means if you put in a little effort, you can spend an entire day at work without seeing the sun. Throw in the hapless former Bears defender Jay Cutler, the brown slush that builds up in wheel wells, and the knowledge that when the new year rolls around, you only have four months, and yes. Winter is long here.

Following his example, the house became cold. My wife and I were inexplicably short with each other for a week, quickly irritated, and cleverly sarcastically returned.We attributed this to some kind of prolonged winter malaise, which, probably, we picked up at work in a children’s hospital or in one of the children’s schools, the germs inside became aggravated in winter and closed the windows forever. A Christmas to-do list rattled around my laptop every few minutes, reminding me that joyful celebration had a deadline. As you might have guessed, it was a very lousy time to keep a gratitude journal. It took this icy low point for this miracle to happen.

Late Sunday evening, as usual for survival, I went to make coffee the next morning. I don’t know what made me look at the label that night, what momentum drew my gaze upward from the routine, but that’s when I saw it, staring at me, teasing me, grinning like the guy who runs the Death Star. Decaffeinated. A tiny word on the label. I could live to be 100 and never understand why coffee companies print this word on their labels so unbearably.

Not drinking coffee in the house is simply not an option for me. I would rather not have a wall.

Naturally, I went straight into the 34-degree Midwest to buy a coffee maker, ungratefully tossing decaffeinated coffee straight into the outdoor trash can. Two days later, a sleepy, sharp malaise that hovered over our house, like some kind of gray beast, left, and the joy of the holiday returned.


Acknowledgments. Journal 24: Although the exercise on keeping a journal eventually caused my heart to grow several sizes and gave me a great rating for my many gifts, it apparently did so with the same power as caffeine. Obviously, I’m glad to know that.


The idea of ​​the magazine of gratitude is worthy; commitment, difficult.

The idea of ​​the magazine is worthy of gratitude; commitment, difficult. I told myself that I would stick with the meditation after a similar monthly experiment on SUCCESS last spring; focused mindfulness did not become a daily routine.

However, my diary taught me a lesson that was similar to that month of flirting with meditation.Perhaps by the time you read this, I will no longer be keeping my gratitude journal. This may well disappear as a disappointing percentage of my attempts to introduce productive self-improvement into the space of my day, usually reserved for things like Super Mario Kart 8 . Even at the dawn of the new year – or especially at this time – ambition takes a grand, pacing step, and soon he is faced with the stupid face of the machine of everyday life in all its big, boring sense.

At the same time, the seeds of gratitude are there, and they will remain. Somewhere in my cluttered, crowded brain folds, there is a notion that gratitude heals. The seed of the idea – to be silent and give thanks more often than once every few months – has been sown. How it sprouts – time. “If you wake up and think, I am grateful that today is idle,” says Janz, “you start to think differently.” And this part worked for me. Well, that’s real coffee too.

This article originally appeared in the April issue of SUCCESS Magazine .

90,000 The diary of gratitude must be kept correctly. Otherwise, it will not work

What is a gratitude diary, why is it needed, and how to keep it with maximum benefit for the soul and body, Marina Pustilnik, author of the book “Live Happily Ever After”, will tell in her new column.

Ideas about the need for gratitude are shared by all major world religions, be they Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Buddhism or Hinduism. Many books have been written in the West explaining the benefits of gratitude to readers and encouraging this practice.Finally, there is enough academic interest in this topic, and to date, more than 40 studies have been conducted on the beneficial effects of gratitude on people’s lives.

Two University of California professors, Robert Emmons from the Davis campus and Sonya Lubomirski from the Riverside campus, are probably the main experts on this issue. Of course, if one wishes, there are enough reasons to criticize these studies for not having a large enough sample, for the lack of repeated experiments that would confirm the conclusions of the original studies, for the fact that feelings in general and feelings of gratitude in particular are a very subjective thing and hardly amenable to scientific analysis.However, as a person in whose life the feeling of gratitude is more or less constantly present, I cannot but agree that his influence can indeed be beneficial.

Why keep a gratitude diary?

The first reason is that this practice can help you increase your level of optimism if, initially, by nature you are more likely to be a person whose glass is always half empty.

The second is that the gratitude journal helps us to cope with the negative consequences of the so-called hedonistic adaptation. We have already discussed this phenomenon in the text about how much money can make us happy. Keeping a gratitude journal helps us not to take all those pleasant events and little things that happen to us for granted, and to appreciate more that (and those!) Whose value we have not thought about before.Interestingly, the hedonistic adaptation that the gratitude journal is designed to combat can also prevent us from deriving the necessary benefit from it – which happens if we force ourselves to write in the journal every day. In a 2005 study, Sonia Lubomirski invited one of the groups of participants to write in a gratitude journal once a week, and the other three times a week.After six weeks of the experiment, only participants in the first group could boast of an improvement in well-being, expressing their gratitude “rarely but aptly.”

The third reason is that keeping a gratitude journal can increase our level of well-being and life satisfaction by 10% in the long term, and Professor Emmons believes that by 25%. Given the fact that without focused work our inherent level of happiness remains more or less constant throughout our lives, increasing it by 10% with 15 minutes of exercise once a week seems like a pretty good deal.

There is one but in all this: you cannot approach the maintenance of a diary of gratitude in a slipshod manner. Research by Lubomirsky and Emmons indicates that this practice is more effective for those who make a conscious decision to be happier and more grateful in advance.

If you really want to change something in your life, this step will require genuine enthusiasm from you. As with any, in general, business, one cannot keep a diary of gratitude anyhow, and not believing in its ability to change our attitude to the world around us, and at the same time expect that some profound changes will actually occur.Therefore, if you decide to introduce a gratitude diary into your life, do it in order to become happier, more optimistic, kinder, more pleasant in communication – and not in order, for example, to prove to someone (and even to me), that this practice doesn’t actually work.

Some general rules:

  • Take notes once a week, but do them regularly. Pick a time, add the task to your calendar, and try to stay on schedule.You should not do the exercise only in your head, it is important that you have a “hard copy” of your thoughts. Research shows that “converting” thoughts into words helps us become more aware of them, which in turn enhances our emotional impact.
  • There should be no more than five reasons for gratitude in one entry. They can range from unimportant (“Today in Daily Bread they gave me an eclair as a regular customer”) to really deep (“Friends asked me to become their daughter’s godmother”).Remember the less is more rule when keeping a journal. It is better to write down three reasons for gratitude per week, but describe them in detail, than to give out a long list of “dummies”.
  • When describing reasons for gratitude, be as specific as possible (“I’m grateful to my friends for taking me to the movies” is better than just “I’m grateful to my friends”). In addition, gratitude to specific people for their actions is more effective than gratitude for some pleasant things to you.
  • Instead of summing up positive events each week, try a different approach sometimes. Remember to express gratitude for negative consequences that you managed to avoid, that you prevented, or that you were able to turn into something positive. This will help you not to take your luck for granted.
  • Treat the good things that happen to you as “gifts.”This, too, will help you combat hedonic adaptations and take your luck for granted.
  • Enjoy surprises. Try to write down events in your diary that come as a surprise to you, as they tend to generate the strongest feelings of gratitude.

How to write the Acknowledgments section in a scientific article

Acknowledgments section is an integral part of all academic research papers.It ensures that all contributors are duly recognized. Here we discuss the appropriate guidelines for recognizing people who have contributed to the article.

Determining who to thank

Acknowledgments section helps to identify the participants responsible for specific parts of the project. This may include authors, non-authors, funding sources, editing services, or even administrative staff. In a scientific article, the information provided in the Acknowledgments section should be brief.Mention should only be made of people directly involved with the project. In other words, you should not thank your parents for moral and financial support.


Recognition by participants is essential. However, you should know the difference between an author and a contributor. The International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) defines four criteria for attribution.

Author must:

  • Make a significant contribution to the work on a concept or project, or collect and analyze important data;
  • Either help prepare the draft or critically revise the article at the level of important intellectual content;
  • provide final approval prior to publication;
  • agree to be responsible for the correct operation.

These authors and their organizations will be listed at the beginning of the article. The “Corresponding Author” will also be listed for the second time and will directly correspond with the journal to ensure that the article requirements are met.

Many magazines now ask you to list the role of each author in the Acknowledgments section. For example, a typical summary of authors’ contributions might be as follows (note that only surnames are used if the article no longer contains authors with the same surname):

Smith analyzed the data and created tables and figures.Jones contributed his technological expertise to GIS tracking. Johnson provided a factual overview and helped edit the manuscript.

This kind of gratitude gives your reader a good idea of ​​who is responsible for each part of your research and article.


The research project involves many people who are not authors but have made valuable contributions. For example, it might be the responsibility of one person to find funding for a project; the responsibility of another may be to direct laboratory personnel.Several other contributors may have provided valuable services such as technical editing and writing, or offered assistance in reviewing and checking the manuscript for grammar and syntax. These people should also be mentioned in the Acknowledgments section of your article.

Thanks should also be given for assistance with writing, technical editing, language editing and revision. Therefore, editing companies must be properly recognized in professionally edited manuscripts in accordance with ICMJE guidelines.

Marked company edits in professionally edited manuscripts, even if companies are being paid to work.

Format of Acknowledgments Section

Unlike the main body of this article, the format of the Acknowledgments section can be more personal. This allows the use of personal pronouns in this section. For example,

I thank the following people for their experience and assistance in all aspects of our research and for their help in writing the manuscript.

Note that many guidelines indicate that funding sources should be listed separately from the Acknowledgments section. In addition, the sources (funding agencies) may have specific guidelines that you should follow. Be sure to follow the guidelines of these funding sources as well as the guidelines for authors.

For more information on contributors and contributors, read the articles on the Enago Academy website.

What types and formats of acknowledgments did you include in your manuscripts? Please share your thoughts in the comment section below.Need help composing your manuscript? Make sure to visit today!

90,000 Evidence-based best practices for writing a gratitude journal

Empirically supported treatments are specific interventions that quantitative studies have shown to be effective in specific populations ( ). The empirical literature on gratitude is expanding rapidly, but, as I will note in many reviews, it is still emerging.Several recent reviews and meta-analyzes have focused on supporting gratitude activities, including journaling. A 2010 dissertation looked at 12 studies of gratitude and found that letter writing and listing (such as gratitude journals) were associated with positive psychological outcomes (Borgueta). The 2010 narrative review also looks at 12 rewarding studies and reports that while most studies find positive results, methodological limitations make it difficult to draw clear conclusions (Wood, Froh & Geraghty).

In 2009, a meta-analysis of 51 studies assessed the effect of positive psychological interventions on depression and found minor to moderate effects (Sin & Lyubomirsky). This meta-analysis included 20 studies with acknowledgments or positive written contributions and discussed possible moderators. A 2013 meta-analysis of 39 positive psychological studies found smaller but still significant effects of similar interventions on psychological well-being and depression, some of which remained at 3-6 months of follow-up (Bolier, al). This analysis included at least 12 studies that used gratitude or positive written interventions.

These studies note that interventions are not effective for everyone and discuss several factors (gender, positive affect, duration, etc.) that may affect the responsiveness and effectiveness of these interventions (Parks, Schueller and Tasimi, in press) … Clear demographic and situational moderators are just starting to emerge, but these reviews can help you identify clients for whom these interventions might be most effective.In general, although some studies have not found the intervention to be effective, few mention the harmfulness of the intervention. In addition, interventions are generally easy to understand and implement, requiring few materials and a short time frame; thus, they are worth trying, even if the research was not done on a sample with demographics that match your customers exactly.

These studies list possible gratitude interventions and available data for each approach.As with most therapeutic interventions, the answers are not black and white. Evidence-based care practice involves not only determining the best available support for these treatments, but then using clinical judgment to determine the appropriateness of a client-specific approach, taking into account the individual client’s individual needs and the therapist’s competence in providing the intervention (http: // Hopefully these resources will provide some support for this solution.

Bolier, L., Haverman, M., Westerhof, GJ, Riper, H., Smit, F. & Bohlmeijer, E. (2013). Positive psychological interventions: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. BMC Public Health, 13 , 119-129.

Borgueta, AM (2010). Adapting grateful interventions to clinical psychology practice: considerations for treatment selection and implementation. Dissertation, University of Palo Alto.

Parks A.S., Schueller S. and Tasimi A. (in press).Improving Happiness in the General Population: Empirically Supported Self-Help? Appears in I. Boniwell & S. David (Eds.), Oxford Guide to Happiness . Oxford: Oxford University Press. (

Sin N.L., Lyubomirsky S. (2009). Improving well-being and relieving symptoms of depression through positive psychological interventions: a practice-friendly meta-analysis. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 65 (5), 467-487.

Wood, AM, Froh, JJ & Geraghty, AWA (2010). Gratitude and Wellbeing: An Overview and Theoretical Integration. Clinical Psychology Review, 30 (7), 890-905.

Professional Discourse & Communication Magazine

Professional Discourse & Communication is an international peer-reviewed electronic scientific journal published 4 times a year.

The journal publishes articles reflecting the results of current fundamental and theoretical research in the field of professional communication, corresponding to the journal’s topics and designed in accordance with the rules established by the editorial board. The main direction of the journal is modern approaches to the study of linguistic aspects of professional discourse and practical issues of teaching the language of specific professions.

The journal publishes high-level independent research articles, reviews of scientific publications, bibliographic reviews, reports on scientific events.

Articles are accepted in both English and Russian.

Target audience of the magazine

“Discourse of Professional Communication” is addressed to specialists in various spheres of professional interaction (business, legal, diplomatic, economic, political, pedagogical, medical, creative, etc.), as well as scientists engaged in research in the field of discourse theory, functional linguistics, linguistic pragmatics , rhetoric, semiotics, linguosynergetics, sociolinguistics, cognitive linguistics, stylistics, theory of intercultural communication, cultural studies, regional studies, methods of teaching a foreign language.

All articles in the journal are double blind peer reviewed. The tasks of the reviewers include assessing the novelty and scientific significance of the work, the reliability of the research results, the content of the article and the nature of the presentation, the correspondence of the name of the manuscript and the summary to its content, the identification of published works related to the research topic that were not, but, in the opinion of the reviewer, should have been mentioned in the article. Articles are reviewed both by members of the editorial board and by invited reviewers (including foreign scientists) – leading experts in the field of the article.

Goal and objectives

The purpose of the journal “Discourse of Professional Communication” is to publish modern topical scientific research of a high level, devoted to the problems of professional communication. Professional communication by the editors of the journal means a special type of interpersonal interaction, the purpose of which is to organize, directly implement and optimize one or another type of substantive activity in business, economic, political, diplomatic, legal, medical, pedagogical and other spheres.

The mission of the journal is to promote the results of independent serious theoretical or applied scientific research of the multifaceted space of professional communication, which, in an original way, develop ideas in the field of discourse theory, functional linguistics, linguopragmatics, rhetoric, semiotics, linguistic synergetics, sociolinguistics, cognitive linguistics, the theory of interculturalism, stylistics , cultural studies, regional studies, methods of teaching a foreign language.Materials in English and Russian are accepted for consideration. “Discourse of Professional Communication” is designed to promote the establishment and development of interaction between scientists from Russia and other countries, becoming a platform for scientific discussion among a wide range of specialists interested in theoretical and applied aspects of professional communication.

Pedagogy. Scientific and theoretical journal “Our anniversary! 80 years old!

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Magazine “Pedagogy” 80 years old.

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To the staff of the magazine

Dear friends!
I congratulate you on the 80th anniversary of the founding of the scientific and theoretical journal “Pedagogy”!
I am convinced that the rich experience and high professionalism of your team will allow you to continue to occupy a leading place in the work of teachers in our country, carefully preserve and enhance the best publishing traditions.
I wish you fruitful work, creative inspiration and further success in your selfless work for the good of the Fatherland!

office of the deputy
Head of Administration
President of the Russian Federation
Magomedova M.M.

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October 20, 2017
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Editorial board, editorial board, labor collective of the scientific-theoretical journal of the Russian Academy of Education “Pedagogy”
Dear friends!

On behalf of the Government of the Russian Federation and on my own behalf, I cordially congratulate you on an important event for the scientific and pedagogical community – the 80th anniversary of the journal “Pedagogy”.
At different historical stages of social development, the journal was faithful to its mission – education, enlightenment, upbringing.Achievements of leading domestic and foreign researchers in the field of pedagogical, psychological, sociological sciences were widely covered on the pages of the journal.
In modern Russia, being a scientific publication of the Russian Academy of Education, the journal “Pedagogy” plays an important role in the implementation of state educational policy, preserving a single educational space, reflecting the main directions of fundamental and exploratory research in the field of educational sciences.
The publication is well known among teachers of educational organizations, researchers, graduate students and doctoral students not only in Russia, but also in the countries of near and far abroad.

Congratulating on the 80th anniversary of the journal, I wish you new successes in the development of national science and education, in teaching and educating the young generation, new bright and informative publications of talented authors.

Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation

Alexandrova S.V. 9854394
PRF No. 043269

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Dear colleagues!
The Presidium of the Russian Academy of Education cordially congratulates Pedagogika on its 80th anniversary!
In 1937, the first issue of “Soviet Pedagogy” was published.The journal immediately became a noticeable phenomenon in culture and science. On its pages, the results of research by domestic and foreign scientists have always been published, advanced pedagogical experience has been highlighted, a lot of attention has been paid to topical problems, theory and practice of education, which were discussed not only in articles, but also at round tables and conferences.
Since the foundation of the Academy of Pedagogical Sciences in 1943, the history of the journal has been linked by the APN RSFSR (APN USSR, Russian Academy of Education).All these years the journal has been fruitfully working together with the Academy, preserving educational traditions, introducing innovations, strengthening moral values. The works of employees and members of the Academy are constantly published on the pages of “Pedagogika”; well-known academicians of the Russian Academy of Education are members of its editorial board and editorial board.
Having a long-term and close relationship with the Russian Academy of Education, the journal is in great demand not only in the Russian academic pedagogical community. Its regular authors and readers are located in different regions of the Russian Federation and in foreign countries, they are doctoral students, graduate students, university teachers, school teachers, heads of educational structures, politicians, and cultural figures.
Today “Pedagogy” is deservedly considered the leading scientific and theoretical publication and is included in the List of peer-reviewed scientific publications, in which the main scientific results for the degree of candidate and doctor of sciences should be published. The journal is included in the national bibliographic database of scientific citation RSCI, in the database of the best Russian journals for placement on the Web of Science platform as the Russian Science Citation Index (RSCI).
On this significant day, we wish the journal “Pedagogy” new interesting publications, achievements in the implementation of promising projects, creative successes and fruitful cooperation with our Academy for the benefit of national science and education!

President of the Russian Academy of Education
L.A. Verbitskaya

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October 26, 2017

To the editorial staff of the journal “Pedagogy”

Dear colleagues! Dear friends!
I sincerely congratulate the readers, authors and the entire editorial staff of the Pedagogika magazine on a wonderful event – the 80th anniversary!
I know: “Soviet Pedagogy” was first published in 1937 as an exemplary magazine designed to combine history and modernity, to find solutions to pressing pedagogical problems.Among your authors are outstanding scientists: S. Makarenko and
V.A. Sukhomlinsky, N.K. Goncharov, N.Sh. Boldyrev and others. Taking this opportunity, I would like to thank you for the opportunity to be published among such grandees of Russian science.
Over the past decades, the country has undergone global changes in all spheres of life, including education. In the 1990s, the name of the journal changed, but it still remains the leading pedagogical publication that has preserved the best traditions of Soviet and Russian pedagogy and opens up new horizons.On the pages of “Pedagogy” – the results of scientific research in the philosophy and history of education, in the field of training, in comparative pedagogy and educational policy. It is no coincidence that the magazine is widely known not only in our country, but in the near and far abroad.
It is well known that a country cannot have a decent future without quality education.
I am sure that the Pedagogika magazine, fulfilling the high mission of enlightenment, serves our Fatherland. As a member of the profile committee of the Russian parliament, he is ready to continue to work for the benefit of Russian education and those who serve it.
So let you, your authors and readers, never abandon the desire to sow “reasonable, good, eternal”!
Let the assessment of the work of teachers be as high as their purpose in society!
And may your noble work give good shoots in the field of education!

Best regards, Oleg Smolin,

First Deputy Chairman of the Education and Science Committee of the State Duma, Academician of the Russian Academy of Education.

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scientific-theoretical journal

Dear Ruslan Sakitovich!
On behalf of the Government of the Kabardino-Balkarian Republic, I congratulate the Pedagogika magazine on its 80th anniversary!
Throughout its history, in different periods, the journal “Pedagogy” acted as a leading specialized publication devoted to the study of the theoretical foundations and practical aspects of pedagogical science, distinguished by a high level of analysis and understanding of processes in the educational system of the country and the world in historical retrospect.The magazine acquaints the reader with new ideas, approaches, original interpretations in various areas of pedagogical thought, which, no doubt, is facilitated by the fact that famous scientists and outstanding practitioners have always been members of the editorial board and authors of Pedagogika. In recent years, scientists from the Kabardino-Balkarian Republic have been actively cooperating with the journal.
On the anniversary of the journal, I wish Pedagogika active longevity, interesting publications, and the future combination of the seriousness and thoughtfulness of a scientific publication with the usefulness and relevance of a wide range of all those interested in pedagogy.

Best regards,
A. Musukov

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Humanitarian and Pedagogical Academy (branch) of the Federal State Autonomous Educational Institution of Higher Education “KFU im. IN AND. Vernadsky “in Yalta

Dear Ruslan Sakitovich!

The staff of the Humanitarian Pedagogical Academy of the Crimean Federal University named after V.I. Vernadsky heartily congratulates the staff of the scientific and theoretical journal “Pedagogy” on a significant event – the 80th Anniversary!

These years included several historical eras and became a difficult test for which today is one of the oldest and leading scientific and pedagogical publications in Russia.We are deeply convinced that it is the colossal scientific potential, pedagogical experience and professional work of your entire team that are the basis of the indisputable authority of the Pedagogika magazine.

It is difficult to imagine the development of scientific, pedagogical thought without the publication of the works of a whole galaxy of world-famous scientists who worked and are working in Russia. The method of experimental work, the main results of research have always been reflected on the pages of your journal.

Whoever headed your magazine at different times – N.Goncharov, G.P. Weisberg, I.A. Kairov, B.P. Esipov, I.T. Ogorodnikov, F.F. Korolev, S.A. Chernik, G.N. Filonov, V.P. Borisenkov, A.Ya.Danilyuk – they all put part of their soul into the development of the magazine and it became the most authoritative publication in Russia.

The established creative and highly professional collective of the magazine is a guarantee that thousands of readers will receive up-to-date, relevant information and will be able to further develop noble pedagogical ideals.

This remarkable date – the Anniversary – once again underlines the significant contribution of the journal to the lectual, professional and spiritual development of the educational process.

We sincerely wish the wonderful team of selfless people – professional success in this noble sphere, further creative growth, and every employee – good health and great personal happiness!

Best regards,

Doctor of Pedagogical Sciences, Professor Academician,
Director of the Humanitarian and Pedagogical Academy (Yalta) Honorary Citizen of Yalta
A.V. Gluzman

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The team of the FSBEI HE BSPU them.M. Akmulla
heartily congratulates the editors of the Pedagogika magazine on their 80th anniversary.

Created in 1937, the journal “Pedagogika” throughout these years has remained at the forefront of events in Russian education and has become a prestigious publication for scientists, shaping the educational policy of Russia. High quality, accuracy, reliability of copyright materials, reflecting the truth of events, their root causes and possible consequences, arouse deep respect in the pedagogical community of Russia.

For 80 years, the journal has been the main mouthpiece of advanced pedagogical ideas, the focus of reflections and heated discussions about the fate of national education, its current problems and achievements. Your journal has earned the well-deserved recognition and respect of the entire scientific and pedagogical community of Russia, made an invaluable contribution to the development and popularization of the achievements of domestic pedagogical science, contributing to the preservation and enhancement of the scientific and educational potential of Russian pedagogy.

Please accept our congratulations, words of deep gratitude for dedication to your work and professional skill, sincere wishes for new initiatives, creative growth and prosperity, and all the editorial staff – golden and sharp pen, happiness, joy and good health!

R. M. Asadullin

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Dear Ruslan Sakitovich!

The staff of the Pedagogical Institute of Buryat State University sincerely and warmly congratulates the readers, authors, editorial board and editor-in-chief of the journal “Pedagogy” d.Ph.D., Professor Ruslan Sakhitovich Boziev with a glorious 80th anniversary!

Throughout the history of Soviet and then Russian education, the journal retains a well-deserved reputation as the most prestigious domestic publication for theoretical publications and discussions reflecting the most innovative, leading-edge ideas of pedagogical science of educational practice.

For many years, the journal has invariably retained its interest and commitment to an objective and deep analysis of the most pressing pedagogical problems of our society.In the discussions on the pages of the journal “Pedagogy”, outstanding scientists from different scientific schools, truths are born that enrich Russian pedagogical science and provide methodological tools for effectively solving the most pressing theoretical and practical problems put forward by modern pedagogical reality.

The high rating of the magazine is the result of the enormous creative work of a bright, talented, highly qualified professional team. In connection with the anniversary date, let me wish the entire editorial staff of the Pedagogika magazine good Siberian health, happiness, creative energy, interesting publications, interested and grateful readers.I would very much like our students, as well as their children and grandchildren, to perceive the Pedagogika magazine as the main periodical in the country.

Director of the Pedagogical Institute, BSU,
Doctor of Pedagogical Sciences, prof. Dagbaeva N.Zh.

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To the editor-in-chief of the journal “Pedagogy”, Doctor of Pedagogy, Professor R.S. Boziev

Dear Ruslan Sakitovich!

On behalf of the pedagogical community of Kazakhstan, I sincerely congratulate you and the staff of your magazine on a wonderful holiday – 80th anniversary!

It is difficult to overestimate the enormous contribution that your journal made to the development of the education system of the Union, Russia and all the CIS countries.

The journal “Pedagogy” has always been and remains the flagship of pedagogical publications. Not only all prominent scientists of our country, but also of many other foreign countries have collaborated with your journal. As you know, in general, education should outpace the development of society, and for this, pedagogical science should develop. That is, we need publications where scientists could share their advanced ideas, thoughts and achievements. Your scientific-theoretical journal “Pedagogy” has been and remains just such a publication.

On the pages of your magazine, we found such materials that made us think deeply about the future of the education system and pedagogical science. Your journal has made and is making a huge contribution to the development of our countries, since quality education is the basis of economic growth and prosperity of any country.

You, dear Ruslan Sakhitovich, as the general director and editor-in-chief, for 20 years permanently heading this magazine, show a true example of selfless service to the Fatherland and pedagogical science.Your deep mind, high professionalism, scientific intelligence, broad outlook and excellent human qualities are the guarantee that the journal “Pedagogika” was and still remains one of the most authoritative publications in Russia.

I wish you and the wonderful staff of your magazine further creative success, prosperity, good authors, responsive readers and greater human happiness!

Sincerely yours,

President of the Academy of Pedagogical Sciences of Kazakhstan,
foreign member of RAO,
laureate of the State Prize of the Republic of Kazakhstan
Askarbek Kussainov

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Dear Ruslan Sakitovich!

On behalf of the entire staff of the North-Eastern Federal University and on my own behalf, we congratulate you and your team on a significant date – the 80th anniversary of the founding of the scientific and theoretical journal “Pedagogy”!

Your journal is one of the key, most authoritative journals devoted to the topic of pedagogy not only in Russia, but all over the world.Actively interacting with the educational policy of the country in key areas of development of modern education, the editorial board acts as a kind of locomotive of the entire pedagogical space and society.

The editorial staff of the magazine is characterized by loyalty to their ideals and position, philosophy and mission, serving as a real example of high quality standards, and always flawless publication texts are the pride of the national information sphere. Today “Pedagogy” acts as a reference point for other domestic and foreign pedagogical, scientific publications, a prestigious beacon and a collective organizer of science.Like many years ago, in our days, publication in the journal is still considered honorable not only by novice authors and researchers, but also by venerable scientists of Russia and other countries.

Let me wish you to continue to maintain the corporate identity, openness, courage in judgments and assessments, to continue to work for the benefit of the development of education. Further success to you, new creative ideas, bright discoveries, prosperity and happiness!

Rector of NEFU E.I. Mikhailova

m.Yakutsk – 2017

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To editor-in-chief
scientific and theoretical journal “PEDAGOGIKA”
Russian Academy of Education,
Doctor of Pedagogical Sciences,
Professor Boziev R.S.

Rector’s office and numerous staff of the Chuvash State Pedagogical University named after AND I. Yakovlev cordially congratulate you, dear Ruslan Sakhitovich, and the entire creative team of the scientific-theoretical journal “Pedagogy” on a significant date – the 80th anniversary of the publication of the first issue of the publication!

Born in a turbulent time for the country, having gone through victories and achievements, difficulties and trials, the journal has always remained a respected and beloved publication among scientists, practicing teachers and the pedagogical community.For eight decades, the journal has become the main scientific and pedagogical publication in Russia and one of the most authoritative pedagogical journals in the world.

Experience, ideas, implementation of the most daring ideas of the creative team of the magazine allowed it to gain a reputation as an unbiased publication, which is characterized by a lively, accessible style of presenting the most relevant topics and deep materials. The magazine has turned into an information department, which is considered a matter of honor for representatives of the Ministry of Education and Science, top officials of higher educational institutions, educators-innovators, whose experience and knowledge contribute to the development and enhancement of the innovative component of the pedagogical industry.

High quality materials, openness, courage in judgments and assessments, freedom from the conjuncture, loyalty to one’s mission – these are the characteristic advantages that distinguish the scientific-theoretical journal “Pedagogy” and attract readers and authors to it. “Pedagogika” is a magazine made by professionals for professionals!

On the pages of the journal there is always a place for different points of view and free discussion on topical problems of the formation of a promising educational policy, key directions of the development of modern education.The enormous popularity and social and pedagogical significance of the publication is a merit of the serious, truly creative work of the entire staff of the publication. The release of each issue requires an understanding of the specifics of the pedagogical industry, dedication and meticulous work on individual material. And the team of the “Pedagogika” magazine succeeds brilliantly!

Dear Ruslan Sakhitovich, the modern media space cannot be imagined without the Pedagogika magazine, which sets high standards for the quality of scientific publications and forms the culture of the pedagogical text.Despite the fact that in recent years a very large number of various pedagogical publications have appeared, the journal retains its position and authority in the scientific community.

We are always glad to communicate and cooperate with the editors of the scientific and theoretical journal “Pedagogy”. Let many interesting ideas and projects await you ahead, which will find a worthy embodiment on the pages of the magazine.

We wish you to maintain your position as the undisputed leader among professional pedagogical publications, constant reader attention, interesting and informative publications of major scientists with new ideas, deep substantiations and unmistakable answers to the challenges of the time, steady growth in circulation, new creative discoveries, easy pen, fresh and bright solutions !


V.N. Ivanov

October 26, 2017

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Voronezh State Pedagogical University, the oldest university in the Black Earth Region, cordially welcomes and congratulates the main periodical pedagogical publication of Russia on its 80th anniversary. Over these decades, the journal, which was first the All-Union, and now the All-Russian Department of Pedagogy, has passed the difficult and noble path of a collector and sower of valuable ideas of upbringing, education, and creative endeavors of the best teachers in the country.
Born in the alarming year 1937, which was not easy for the history of the state, the journal managed to become a real focus of scientific and pedagogical thought. Its various rubrics served the interests of various layers of the pedagogical community. During the war years and the post-war revival, the magazine kept its readers’ faith in the power of Soviet upbringing. In the timelessness of the nineties, the journal did not lose its face: among the new publications that announced themselves, it was still the flagship of pedagogical science.And today we can rightfully say: “Pedagogy” is a real scientific brand.
Many outstanding scientists began their career with publications in this authoritative publication. Thanks to the magazine, their names immediately became known to the entire pedagogical community. Being the author of “Pedagogy” is not only prestigious, but also responsible. Here you can always find current ideas, various solutions to discussion problems, interesting, original projects, about
historical and educational path traversed by the country.
The journal “Pedagogika” – the aksakal of pedagogical publications – and its editor-in-chief, Doctor of Pedagogical Sciences, Professor Ruslan Sakhitovich Boziev, the editorial staff have a huge field of activity ahead: first, to develop glorious traditions and instill pedagogical optimism in readers; Secondly, to continue to remain the foundation of the entire national pedagogical science; Thirdly, to be guided by the position that pedagogical work is “the contact of the souls of generations, the continuous influence of minds and hearts on each other.”

Rector, Professor
S. I. Filonenko
and the staff of VSPU

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Dear Ruslan Sakitovich!
Dear colleagues and friends!

We sincerely congratulate you on the 80th anniversary of the Pedagogika magazine!
Over the years, you have managed not only to maintain your authority in the scientific and pedagogical community, but also to strengthen your position as a prestigious discussion platform from year to year.Such a venerable age of the journal does not prevent you from keeping up with scientific progress, staying a modern publication open to new ideas, and supporting key directions in the development of Russian education.

Honored academic status, loyalty to the mission, high quality standards of publication material, sustained high standards of requirements for oneself and others are the result of the fruitful work of a team of like-minded people who managed to preserve and enhance the long-term traditions of the journal.

We wish great success to your creative team, interesting materials, talented authors and grateful readers. Happiness, good luck and health to you and your loved ones!

Best regards,

Rector of GBU DPO “KRIRPO”
E. L. Rudneva


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federal state budget
educational institution
higher education
Kemerovo State University

650000, Kemerovo, st.Red, 6
Phone: 8 (3842) 58-12-26.
Fax: 8 (3842) 58-38-85
E-mail: [email protected]

October 26, 2017 No. 1719/0101

Dear Ruslan Sakhitovich,
members of the editorial board, staff and readers of the journal “Pedagogy”!

We sincerely congratulate you on a significant event – the 80th anniversary of the magazine!

Over the years, the journal has gained an authoritative position in the scientific and pedagogical community, becoming a highly professional, relevant publication, striving to remain in positions of independence and objectivity with a lively, accessible style of presentation of the most complex materials.It has become a tribune for prominent representatives of pedagogical science, whose experience and knowledge contribute to the formation of a promising educational policy in key areas of the development of modern education.

High quality materials, balanced and thorough approaches, reliability of published information are the characteristic features that distinguish the journal “Pedagogy”.

Many changes have taken place in 80 years. And today the editorial staff continues to closely follow the richest pedagogical heritage of Russia and foreign countries, the awakening of public interest in the traditions of the Russian school and pedagogical thought, reflects the trends that have emerged in the field of education.In the age of rapid development of information technologies, the journal “Pedagogika” does not lose its relevance, people turn to it and trust it.

We wish the editorial staff to retain their leadership positions among professional publications, constant reader attention, increase in circulation, creative discoveries, and an easy pen! May there be many interesting ideas and projects ahead of you that will find a worthy embodiment on the pages of the publication!

Best regards and best wishes,
Rector of the KemSU, d.t. n., professor
A. Yu. Prosekov

Head. interuniversity department
general and university pedagogy
Institute of Education KemG Doctor of Pedagogical Sciences, Professor
E. L. Rudneva

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North-Eastern Federal University named after M.K. Ammosov “

Letter of thanks

R.S. Boziev,
Doctor of Pedagogical Sciences, Professor,
chief editor of scientific
theoretical journal “Pedagogy”

Dear Ruslan Sakitovich!

North-Eastern Federal University expresses its gratitude to you for your significant contribution to the formation of modern education and education policy, high quality standards of scientific publications and loyalty to the teaching profession!

We wish you continued success in your work, good health, happiness and prosperity!

E.I. Mikhailova

Yakutsk, 2017

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90,000 Alive again: the pop science magazine Schrödinger’s Cat returns

The new issue of the monthly popular science magazine “Schrödinger’s Cat” has gone to press. You can get it at the central venues of the All-Russian Science Festival NAUKA 0+ in Moscow, which will be held on October 9-11 and 17-18. This issue is the first of four to be released before the end of the year.The journal was created in 2014 at the initiative of the Ministry of Education and Science and Lomonosov Moscow State University.

“Yes, Schrödinger’s Cat is alive! According to many readers and experts, this magazine can rightfully be considered the best Russian popular science publication aimed at a wide audience, ”says Grigory Tarasevich, editor-in-chief of Schrödinger’s Cat.

The first issue of the updated magazine is dedicated to the main theme of the NAUK 0+ Festival – the physics of the future. To reveal the topic, our correspondents went to the Siberian forests to the construction site of the SKIF megascience installation, the Nobel laureates shared their dreams, and leading Russian scientists told what infuriates them.There will be a lot of physics in the new issue, but it is set out, according to the traditions of “Cat”, with jokes and non-obvious metaphors: why do they create super-precise clocks in Russia and what does it have to do with catching Pokemon, will scientists cancel the Big Bang, the Standard Model and the mysteries of the Universe in comics the story of the future in the form of a game.

There are also lyrics in the issue: entertaining linguistics, the psychology of life with gadgets, an article about the superpowers of bats, a study of what people consider the most beautiful created by nature.Classic genres – reports, interviews, columns – are combined in the magazine with anecdotes about science, games, comics, playful analytics and many other formats, including those that are not reproduced in digital media. “Cat” remains true to best practices (for example, the letter “yo” will still be imprinted with dots), but does not deny and even welcomes change and innovation.

Vitaly Leibin, editor-in-chief of the magazine: “We present the updated“ Schrödinger’s Cat ”, which, as it should be, moves in time in the opposite direction, that is, it is only getting younger.We have updated the design, updated genres and the brand cat itself, we have a lot of new ideas. But the most popular formats and headings have migrated to the new version, this is the same “Cat” that many have come to love; it is still about a variety of sciences – with an emphasis on Russian science and Russian scientists.

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