Marielle S Smith: 365 Days Of Gratitude Journal

Today I have something a little different on Portable Magic. I’m joining the blog tour for 365 Days Of Gratitude Journal. My review is written with thanks to Rachel Gilbey at Rachel’s Random Resources for inviting me on the tour and for my copy of the book.


Gratitude is the wine for the soul. Go on. Get drunk.’ Rumi

Being grateful is easy…

…when everything goes according to plan.

But how do you keep at it no matter what life throws at you?

Enter 365 Days of Gratitude, the undated daily journal that will help you stay on track.

After years of barely surviving her own emotional minefield, writing coach Mariëlle S. Smith discovered the transformative power of practising gratitude. But, like no one else, she knows that cultivating an attitude of gratitude is easier said than done.

Complete with inspiring quotes, daily prompts, and recurring check-ins, the 365 Days of Gratitude Journal encourages you to create a sustainable gratitude practice too.

Ready to commit to the life-changing power of gratitude? Order your copy of the 365 Days of Gratitude Journal now.


Like the author, I have tried a few methods to practise mindfulness, and in particular, gratitude, in the past but nothing has seemed to stick. I was interested to join this blog tour to see if this new approach could help me to look at my mental health in a different way.

Unlike most other books I review on Portable Magic, 365 Days Of Gratitude Journal isn’t heavy on words, so the only way for me to put it to the test was to fill it in myself. The words that are included – the instructions – are very user friendly and make it clear that the format of the book is one which works for the author and can be adapted to suit the individual.

I filled in the journal daily for about a month before writing my review. I’m not sure if the things I recorded were things I am grateful for; perhaps things I appreciate would be a better term, but nevertheless in this time of uncertainty, it helped me to focus on the positive things (including but not limited to my lovely friends and family, sunny days and Malteser buttons).

I particularly liked the sections for “Something I want to remember about today” as this helped me give significance to the little things that may have otherwise been forgotten after a short time. My entries for this included things that made me smile and snippets of conversation.

The journal also provides the opportunity to look back at a week (or month) at a time and I found this helpful as it enabled me to see the bigger picture as I became involved in the journal process.

I am pleased that I chose to begin this process and it is something I am encouraged to continue in the longer term.

365 Days Of Gratitude Journal is available from Amazon.

One thought on “Marielle S Smith: 365 Days Of Gratitude Journal

  1. Keeping a daily gratitude journal has changed the way our small family lives and thinks. The hard thing we found was making the habit stick. To get around this we started writing on the wall in the kitchen. After all, we were in there every day. We used a blackboard and chalk. OK, we can’t look back at the things we are grateful for, but as a process, as a habit, it has been wonderful. Also, our daughter is only 4.


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