Book Review: 365 Days of Gratitude Journal

Today, I’m on the Book Launch Blog Tour for 365 Days of Gratitude Journal by Marielle S. Smith.

Book Cover Notes:

‘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.

Book Review Gratitude Journal

My Thoughts

So I’ve heard of Gratitude Journalling but until recently this isn’t something I have tried. So I was interested to receive a copy of 365 Days of Gratitude Journal and give it a go. On reading the introduction, Marielle provides a useful explanation of why its good to gratitude journal, the benefits of making time to do it and how best to approach the journal process.

I liked her advice to be grateful for every day that you’re able to Gratitude Journal and NOT be too hard on yourself if you miss a day. Life gets busy sometimes, we can’t always fit everything in that we’d like to do. The main point being to get back on track with the Gratitude Journal as soon as you can. This is really encouraging for beginners like me.

Following the introduction, the remainder of the book is dedicated to the daily practice using prompts. There’s space on each page to reflect on your day and write down your answers. Marielle provides various prompts including:

  • Three things I’m grateful for
  • Something I could have been more grateful for
  • Rate my day

As well as daily prompts, there are different prompts at the end of each week and each Quarter. These are great to help review your progress and appreciate what you have and what you’ve achieved.

The weekly prompts also include an inspirational or thought provoking quote. I loved these and couldn’t resist racing through the book to read them all (sorry probably not what you should do but I couldn’t resist it). 🙂


Practical and motivating. I’m enjoying the daily ‘me time’ to reflect and appreciate more things.

This self-help book would make a lovely gift. If you know someone who loves to write, loves to journal or is in need of some mindful support then gift them this book.

TT rating of 3 stars. We enjoyed this book and would recommend it to others.

About the Author

Mariëlle S. Smith is a coach for writers and other creatives, an editor, and a (ghost) writer.

Early 2019, she moved to Cyprus, and island in the Mediterranean Sea, where she organises private writer’s retreats, is inspired 24/7, and feeds more stray cats than she can count.

Where to find Marielle online

Website | Instagram | Facebook | YouTube

Book Review Gratitude Journal

Where to buyAmazon (UK)

Book Blog Tour hosted by

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Thanks to Rachel @rararesources for inviting me on the tour. Also thanks to @mswordsmith for my digital copy of the book.  All views are my own.

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