Daily Gratitudes

A page from my daily gratitude journal.

One of my morning practices recently has been writing a list of things for which I’m grateful.
It’s a pretty simple practice, but it has profound effects on my perceptions of the world.
I’ve been working in this handmade journal.

Recently, I’ve been having my music students do this same practice
(on sticky notes when they first enter the classroom), before we start class,
just to help them create a more uplifted environment in which to practice.

• rain… sun… wind… all the aspects of weather and seasons
that give them feeling and meaning beyond the “science” of it…

page from morning gratitude journal