The Proud Journal.

By Alison January 9, 2006 4 Comments 1 Min Read

Oh lovely, lovely Oprah. Trust her to come up with an appealing, meaningful alternative to the Gratitude Journal.
In her “What I Know For Sure” column this month she tells us that this year she will not be keeping a gratitude journal, because she has decided to keep a “Proud Journal” – to document all those things she has done in a day to make herself feel proud…
“The surest way to bring goodness to yourself is to make it your intention to do good for somebody else. Years ago I started a gratitude journal. This year I’m keeping a “proud journal“. Everyday I make a conscious effort  to extend kindness, grace, comfort and peace. It doesn’t  take a lot  to have an impact on someone’s life”
I love that. I love it because that is what BrocanteHome is all about: taking the time to “make a conscious effort  to extend kindness, grace, comfort and peace.” However part of me thinks that it is a matter of pride to extend that kindness not just to others, but to ourselves, because we are all too willing to put everybody else first…
What have you done today to make yourself feel proud?


  1. Savannah says:

    Good idea. How is that Oprah is getting more and more lovey, and I'm….. not, to say the least. Hmmm… Must be doing something wrong. I ain't proud of that!

  2. Maureen says:

    Oh Savannah! Whatever Oprah is doing….its agreeing with her…She looks better as she gets older. Maybe it is all that goodness and kindness and charity she is doing for humanity. But please dont put yourself down. Just remember Oprah didnt change diapers/nappies and get up in the middle of the nite to comfort her babies. We are doing our best in our own little circle with our families and friends. Thats where it all starts… home ! Hugssss

  3. Mimi says:

    What a lovely idea!

  4. Kerry says:

    How did I NOT see this??? What a great idea … gonna try this one! Love her or hate her (and Oprah did take a slide in my book with the whole Hermes thing but, hey, I wasn't there), there's no-one who does 'feel good' better than Opie!!!

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