It doesn’t have to be the blue iris, it could be weeds in a vacant lot, or a few small stones; just pay attention, then patch a few words together and don’t try to make them elaborate, this isn’t a contest but the doorway into thanks, and a silence in which another voice may speak.
Close your eyes. Take a couple of deep breaths. Listen. What are you grateful for that you hear or don’t hear?
Open the door. Come inside.
Enter our world of gratitude.
This is your place to:
PRACTICE GRATITUDE – A private place to write and share your gratitude. We find the good.
FEEL CONNECTED – A community of people who choose gratitude: We’re here for each other.
GET INSPIRED – Questions. Articles. Photos. eBooks. Just enough guidance to keep us going.
Welcome. And thank you.
Your Year of Gratitude
Start your paid membership now and you will immediately receive this beautiful eBook to guide your year of gratitude. Even if you cancel your membership, this eBook will continue to guide and inspire you with a 2-page spread for each week of the year.
[ALL MEMBERS] Like-Minded Community
We care about gratitude as much as you do. We gather online (and sometimes even in person) to share our gratitude, be inspired by each other and support each other.
[ALL MEMBERS] A Private Place to Share your Gratitude
A written gratitude practice will make you more resilient and focused … and it feels good! When we share our gratitude we inspire and support each other. Share your gratitude with just the collective, make it public and share it on social media, or keep your gratitude all to yourself. Use the website as a private gratitude journal by changing the privacy of your post to ONLY ME. Whether private or not you can see all your past gratitude in one place (Your Profile | Activity).
[PAID MEMBERS] Weekly Reminders and Inspiration
Every Monday you will receive an email with stories, insights, tips, gratitude quotes and questions to guide you. It is a wonderful opportunity to get centered on what is important and what is going right in your life. Or you can opt-out of the emails and read the weekly issue on the website.
[PAID MEMBERS] eBooks and Articles
With three eBooks, over 30 current and over 100 archived articles, there are many opportunities to learn. But mostly you will explore and learn about yourself as you practice gratitude. The most popular eBooks:
- Collecting Gratitude a guide for writing daily gratitude is a 10-page guide for writing daily gratitude. It includes: What | When | 6 Tips | and a Tool
- 52 Weeks of Inspiring Gratitude guides you through a year of gratitude with a two-page spread for each week including gratitude quotes, questions and photos.
Thank you so much for the Gratitude Collective website and allowing us to express our gratitude in a non-Facebook format.
I am grateful for THIS website! I am loving having a place where I can post my gratitude daily that feels so much safer and more “real” than FB.
Thanks for the inspiring posts … I especially loved when you wrote about the similarities between complaining and expressing gratitude.
Thank you for being here … I’d like to introduce myself.
I am the creator of Our Gratitude Collective and the co-creator of the facebook community: Collecting Gratitude Collective. This fulfilling work is my calling and passion, and is strengthened by my MS in Health Education and Certified Health Education Specialist. I primarily do consulting, workshops and health and wellness coaching. My clients focus on gratitude and learn from their successes in order to make the positive changes they want in their lives.
But it is my personal gratitude practice that is really important here.
My Gratitude Journey
In May 2011, my life was thrown into a boiling vat of uncertainty when I was dumped by my life partner. Sad, broke and afraid, I called on friends and family to distract me with conversation, food and Cinco de Mayo festivities. When I arrived home, overwhelmingly alone, the pungent smell of Russian Olive blooms brought me out of my head and into the moment. I went inside and posted this on Facebook:
Today I’m grateful for the support of my loving friends and family … The warmth of the sun on my skin … The intoxicating smell of Russian Olive blooms.
A daily ritual was born that evening, one that would go on to improve my life and the lives of many who are touched by the wake of positivity. I have been writing my personal gratitude every single day since then and sharing it publicly most of those days.
I hope you will join us. When we notice, appreciate, and share our gratitude it grows exponentially right before our very grateful eyes.