Welcome to Day 29 of the series, FIND your FIT! (To return to the beginning, click here.)
Thanksgiving (in the US) is just around the corner. It’s the perfect time to count your blessings and remember the things you are grateful for. I have seen multiple references to the connection between memory keeping and gratitude lately. So, this got me thinking–does scrapbooking, memory keeping, and art journaling make you more thankful?
First, there was this quote from the (in)courage – The Art of Motherhood – Perpetual Calendar:
Memory keeping is the opportunity to leave a tangible legacy for our children and family members. In my life, I have found that the more ways I incorporate memory keeping into my life, the more blessings I discover from God. –Jessica Turner, themomcreative.com
Then, I read Elsie Larson’s article, 10 Reaons to Give Scrapbooking a Chance, on A Beautiful Mess. She says,
Living with a thankful heart is really important to me, and scrapbooking does a weirdly good job of putting me in that mindset.
How you can incorporate gratitude into your memory keeping
Since gratitude helps to make us all happier and healthier (read this article for the science to back it up), here are some ways how can you incorporate it into your memory keeping.
Make a list of all you are thankful for or that makes you happy. You can choose to add photos or keep it simple, and just add text.
Here is a page I made a couple of years ago:
Cathy Zielske introduced the 30 Days of Thankful mini album project a few years ago. Her kit this year uses pocket pages to document your 30 days of gratefulness in November.
Art Journal Pages
Gratitude Journal (altered with scrapbooking supplies)
Do you feel that scrapbooking and memory keeping help you to feel more grateful? What do you do to document your gratitude? Let us know in the comments below!