Free Thankful Chalkboard Printable
Here we go…I’m going to be honest with you: I have been real negative lately. I find myself focusing on all that is going wrong rather than all that I have to be thankful for. I decided I don’t like the negative person I am becoming and felt God was moving me to make a change.
I recently started a gratitude journal. I got the idea from another blogger I follow daily, Shay over at Mix and Match Family. She kept a gratitude journal for 13 years…talk about dedication! Basically you write 5 things you are thankful for that day. Not generic things like food or a job, but real specific things like “I didn’t have to cook dinner tonight because my sweet husband had dinner on the table when I got home from work.” The best part is that it doesn’t take as much time or as much thought as a regular diary. All you have to do is write down 5 things and it doesn’t even have to be complete sentences. Now a lot of people do this on Thanksgiving or in the month of November, but my goal is to do it for at least an entire year. I encourage you to do it along with me. I have a long way to go, but it really helps me reflect on the positive and all that God has blessed me with.
I created a printable that I could frame and put up in my house as a daily reminder of all that I have to be thankful for. It would also make a great Thanksgiving decoration. We are giving it away free to those that subscribe to our blog. It is our little way to say thank you for following us on this adventure. All you have to do is subscribe to our blog by entering your email address and clicking “subscribe”. Then shoot us an email with the subject “Thankful Printable” requesting the printable. We will email you the printable in the next day or two. See the bottom of the email for printing tips. I want to give a big thanks to my brother for making the chalkboard background for me!!
*This printable is free for personal use only.
Printing Tips: for the best quality, I suggest printing at Kinko’s or Staples. It will cost you less than a $1.00! I printed mine as an 8″ x 10″ on 8.5″ x 11″ paper. I simply cut off the excess to fit the frame. I printed mine on card stock paper and again on a smooth finish paper slightly heavier weight than regular printer paper. I found that the smooth paper actually turned out better than the cardstock.
I’m linking up over at Bloom Designs. Hope you enjoy the printable and remember: There Is Always, Always Something To Be Thankful For!