30 Journal Prompts for Gratitude



Free journal prompts for gratitude printable by Journals of Discovery


I've put together 30 Journal Prompts for Gratitude to encourage you to pause, truly admire and become aware of all the positives in your life already. Celebrate and honour where you are, what you have and all that surrounds you. Sometimes we're caught up in the busy circle of life forgetting to pause and acknowledge the little details, but by doing so we open our hearts and our daily lives to experience pure happiness, joy and thankfulness. Whether you use one journal prompt a day for a month, or answer all of them in a day, it's completely up to you. I'm simply excited you'll be practicing gratitude. Happy Journaling!


Journal prompts are guided questions to encourage exploring new topics and reflection. Guided questions sometimes vary by specific topics such as healing, self-love or self-discovery, and in this care, gratitude. So, whether you're pursuing personal growth or development in a specific area, positivity, mindfulness or would simply enjoy writing suggestions, then journal prompts are for you! Feel free to check out our collection of prompted journals.


Guided journal prompts are beneficial to those who want to write in a journal but aren't sure what to write about. And, they're also a great way for daily journal writers to switch it up and add something new to their journal. Maybe you're getting bored of always writing the same things in your journal and want to get creative! Here are a few benefits of journal prompts:

Helps guide what to write about

Offers reflection

Takes the guess work out of writing

New and creative entries in your journal

Faster! If you're in a time crunch but want to write, you can simple answer one question a day


Gratitude can have a positive impact on every aspect of your life. It's taking the time to acknowledge your appreciation of people, acts of kindness and experiences. When we practice thankfulness it encourages a positive mindset, resilience and greater sense of happiness. A few benefits of gratitude are:

  • Improves mental/physical health and relationships
  • Decreases stress and anxiety
  • Increases self-esteem
  • And so much more!

We recommend visiting Happier Human for more gratitude information!


Everyone acknowledges and shows gratitude differently, so I highly recommend trying a few things out to see what works best for you. To encourage gratitude in your life here are a few things you could try today:

  • Keep a daily gratitude journal
  • Say thank you as often as you can
  • Write a Thank-You note to someone you truly appreciate
  • Take a friend for tea, bake them a treat or express your gratitude towards them

Anyway you can show your appreciation for others is a great way to spread kindness. It will positively impact others and have an incredible ripple effect onto the world.

Download our Printable Version of 30 Days of Journal Prompts for Gratitude or write from the list below!

Free guided journal prompts for gratitude by Journals of Discovery

  1. I am grateful for my family because:

  2. What is a childhood experience you've had that you're grateful for?

  3. I am grateful for my body because:

  4. What is something wonderful that happened today?

  5. I am grateful for my friends because:

  6. Describe a lesson you're grateful you learned.

  7. I am grateful for food because:

  8. Describe a time when not getting what you wanted worked out for the better.

  9. I am grateful for Mother Nature's creatures because:

  10. List 3 things you're grateful for today.

  11. I am grateful for nature because:

  12. Who is your best friend? What is a memorable moment you have together?

  13. I am grateful for rain because:

  14. What song can instantly brighten your day?

  15. I am grateful for the sun and moon because:

  16. List 3 people you're grateful for and why.

  17. I am grateful for my home because:

  18. Who was the last person that helped you? How did it make you feel?

  19. I am grateful for my neighbours because:

  20. List 3 things in your room you're grateful for.

  21. I am grateful for my city because:

  22. Where is your favourite place to go? Why?

  23. I am grateful for my job because:

  24. What is your favourite form of self-care? How does it make you feel?

  25. I am grateful for my spouse because:

  26. List 3 accomplishments you're proud of.

  27. What do you love most about your life?

  28. I am grateful for money because:

  29. Describe something unique to yourself you've grown to appreciate.

  30. I am grateful for all that I have and all that I am because:

                                               Happy Journaling!


Interested in our other free journal prompts to download?

30 Journal Prompts for Beginners

30 Journal Prompts for Gratitude

30 Journal Prompts for Self Love

30 Journal Prompts for Kids


30 Journal Prompts for Parents 

15 Journal Prompts for Healing

25 Journal Prompts for Insecurity

And because you’re a journal lover, don’t forget to check out our guided keepsake and self-care journals!

The Making of a Grandparent


The Making of a Strong Woman

The Making of a Teacher

The Making of a Grateful Heart (for kids)

The Making of an Entrepreneur

The Making of an Entrepreneur Boss Babe Edition

The Making of a Mother

Thank you!
Extra Gratitude Resources:

 Gratitude Journal for Children: The Making of a Grateful Heart