About This Grateful Now

Gratitude is a key player for physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing. Especially now in a world of constant change and uncertainty, seeing and appreciating the ‘small’ things in life will help you stay calm and balanced. By writing down 3 things a day that you are grateful for, you become aware again of all the goodness that is already there in abundance.

The ‘This Grateful Now’ Journal is thoughtfully designed to give you a daily opportunity to create moments of inner peace and appreciation. Be accompanied by inspiring quotes from health and gratitude experts, writers, philosophers as well as the works of 14 international artists. 5 essays explore the theme of gratitude in health, spirituality and culture.

The blog brings you interviews with inspiring, compassionate and kick-ass people, personal experiences with gratitude, life and mental health. You can also share your own reasons to be grateful.

Let’s make this a movement – a chain reaction of gratefulness standing against ever increasing hostility, depression, anxiety, materialism… a universal energy of gratitude!


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This Grateful Now Journal

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This A5 hard-bound linen journal has a quality, natural feel. Free to start at any day of the year, it provides you with 365 sections to capture your gratitude. Be accompanied by an array of inspirational quotes, the works of 14 international artists, 5 essays and pages to doodle and write more. The journal is available in two colours and comes with a foiled cover, 3 bookmark threads & an illustrated book jacket.

This journal is a beautiful object to treasure yet natural enough to portrait the grounded and humble message of gratitude – appreciating and exploring life with the abundance that can be found in its simplicity.

10% of any profit will be donated to a charity that fulfills last wishes of terminally ill patients.



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3 Reasons to
feel grateful

The main feature of this journal is to use it as a daily tool to ponder upon and write down 3 things, encounters or happenings that you are grateful for.

Instead of year, months and dates, you have 365 days to explore, so you can embrace the freedom of starting the diary at any time of the year.

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Quotes about

Each page shows an inspirational and/or educational quote about gratitude in a medical, philosophical, spiritual or cultural context.

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Artists and

Every 30 days or so, one artist’s work and his/her view on gratitude is being showcased.

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Essays on

There are 5 essays on gratitude in the context of health, spirituality and culture.

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Today I am
grateful for...

Today I am grateful for my family…we’re healthy, we have love, we have a home. We often take it for granted, but in these days I’m realizing that it’s not so obvious… So I feel very lucky now!

Francesca, 28, Italy

Today I am grateful for health and survival! I’m grateful for this every day since surviving sepsis last year. Being so close to not making it opens your eyes to what really matters. To find the minute details to be grateful for, not just the big. To take it all in. For instance, this morning I was grateful for my daughter waking up and giving me the biggest cuddle (which she doesn’t do so often now she’s getting older.) I also try to find the good in the annoying, this morning our hot water tap broke – but I had to remind myself that I was lucky to have the cold drinking tap left- and that I actually have running water!!! I think it’s easy to get bogged down in wanting the next thing in our consumerist society – we need to be grateful for the things we have presently! Find the good things, and hold them tight x

Emma, 28, United Kingdom

Today it was all about the gratitude. On my Nana’s birthday I am grateful for the absolutely irreplaceable presence she has and always will have in my life. She told me how grateful she is – for her ‘every-day’. Hearing it from her, knowing how much she struggles – carrying on her shoulders all the problems of mine, my family’s and… the world’s, meant so much. Somehow lighter, not quite as crushed by (what she calls) the ‘daily cross’. Hundred years is not enough. Live long, live strong, live happy Nana!

Polly, 30, United Kingdom

I am grateful that my husband is still alive after having a heart attack!!!! Thanks to the universe.

Britta Brandt, 42, Germany