Saturday, December 26, 2020

Book Review: 52 Weeks of Gratitude from Ink & Willow

About the  Book:

Infuse spirituality and thankfulness into your daily life with this beautiful journal that offers a simple way to lower stress and improve happiness.

Scripture says, “In everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.” But we could all use a little help actually making room for gratitude among our everyday busyness and concerns. 52 Weeks of Gratitude offers you a space to record and reflect on your blessings each week as you focus through the year on four major themes: Home, Community, Faith, and Beauty.

With its lovely full-color photographs and illustrations, this textured hardcover book is a perfect keepsake. The weekly format offers just the right amount of encouragement to inspire, motivate, and create a grateful heart in all who write in its pages.

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My Thoughts:

The 52 Weeks of Gratitude: A One-Year Journal to Reflect, Pray, and Record Thankfulness from Ink & Willow addresses many topics within four main categories: home, community, faith, and beauty. The journal is not seasonal based and can be started at any time of the year. Personally, I liked doing one entry every 2-3 days instead of one per week.

Each journal prompt in 52 Weeks of Gratitude covers a two-page spread. The topic is highlighted at the top and followed by a Scripture. A few sentences about the topic come next and a related reflection question offers the prompt to respond to. While many of the questions could be answered in 3-5 quick sentences, there was so much space to write that it felt like an invitation to dig deeper beyond the first answer – to question the why, to think of memories, or to compose a prayer of thanksgiving. At the bottom of the second page, there is a brief call-to-action.

I have enjoyed using the 52 Weeks of Gratitude journal and will continue to do so. It is a nice way to take a few minutes to reflect and be mindful. Thankfulness has a way of turning my mind to a more positive state and reminding me of my blessings.

I recommend 52 Weeks of Gratitude from Ink & Willow to anyone looking for an inspirational journal that mixes Scripture, faith, and thankfulness. The journal itself is beautiful, sturdy, and has the look/feel of a premium product. It lacks a built-in bookmark, but would still make a lovely gift for anyone who enjoys journaling.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I was provided a copy of this book by the author or publisher. All opinions in this review are my own.

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