With Thanksgiving, it made perfect sense to have a theme of Gratitude for October! The practice of gratitude has so many benefits, from increasing happiness, to improving health, to establishing deeper relationships and better self-esteem. However, when you're dealing with mental health issues, chronic illness, or are just really busy, I know that practicing gratitude can seem like just another thing you "have" to do. With the Gratitude box, I wanted to create a box to help subscribers ease into a gratitude practice. Here's what was inside!
I knew I wanted to include a way to practice gratitude but I didn't really want to include a gratitude journal because I had just included a Happiness Planner in The Reset Box. When I came across these beautiful gratitude jars from Studio Pennylane, I knew they were perfect! You're encouraged to write down something your grateful for and stick it in the jar. Not only is this a great way to practice gratitude, but I also love that it's a decor piece, and that you can quickly see everything you're grateful for add up!
I've had my eye on these unique roasting kits from All Good Provisions for awhile! The Gratitude box was a perfect box to include them in because they're a quick yet impressive snack to prepare that you can share with others or keep for yourself. This particular kit has organic pecans, which are roasted with delicious flavorings like cocoa, coconut, and ginger.
There's something so soothing about burning a candle while practicing gratitude, meditating, or just relaxing! I know that candles can be irritating or cause headaches for a lot of people, so it was essential that I included a natural candle. These candles are handmade with soy wax and essential oils and have a delicious and warm pumpkin chai scent.
Washing your body or your face is a perfect time to slow down and start fresh. These handcrafted soaps from Skipping Stone have nourishing ingredients and natural scents and, I think, round out the box perfectly.