Uplift your spirit with this workshop that will give you ten ways to feel more gratitude. 


You will learn ways to deepen thankfulness and appreciation which can attract more circumstances to be grateful for. Dr. Robert Holden said, “The miracle of gratitude is that it shifts your perception to such as extent that it changes the world you see.” According to Leo Babauta, living a life of gratitude can make you happy because it reminds you of the positive things in your life, it turns bad things into good things, it reminds you of what is important, and it reminds you to thank others. Randy Pausch said, “Showing gratitude is one of the simplest yet most powerful things humans can do for each other.” We will explore ways to deepen gratitude on a daily basis through making gratitude journal, collecting a gratitude stone, learning about gratitude walks, dream boards, and other techniques as well!

“If the only prayer you said in your whole life was ‘thank you’ that would suffice. Meister Eckhart

Oprah said that the most important way she changed her life was by writing 3-5 things that she was most grateful for every day. One of the most important ways to feel gratitude is to write in a gratitude journal.  Gratitude journaling has been shown to improve health, not only physically, but mentally, emotionally and spiritually. Jessamyn West said, “People who keep gratitude journals live life twice. Having written something gives you the opportunity to go back to it over and over, to remember and relive the experience.”

 We will be creative and have fun making a starter gratitude journal.  You will be given a folder, six pages of cardstock, and the materials to write, draw, doodle or collage magazine pictures in your journal.  You can use the topics “Gratitude for Family”, “Gratitude for Friends”, “Gratitude for Health”, “Gratitude for Abundance” or topics of your choice.  It is not necessary to have any previous journaling experience to take this workshop. One previous workshop participant, who had disabilities, shared that she had a good time because she had not done any cutting and pasting since kindergarten. She had fun being creative!


How  This Workshop Came About

This workshop came about through living my life on the path of ever deepening gratitude through conscious practice of gratitude journaling and other techniques. This is an ongoing process. There are daily struggles that provide opportunities to practice amplifying the positive. Darkness disappears when the light is turned on.  It gets better and better as more reasons emerge to be thankful for.  I presented a “Gratitude Journaling” workshop at the Christine Center’s annual Women’s Weekend two years in a row.  The second year, I was being called the “Gratitude Lady”.


How to Stay Above Water When the World Around You is Sinking
“We can’t cure the world of sorrows but we can choose to live in joy.” 
Joseph Campbell

My Background

Carol Bezin has been an educator for fifty years, a facilitator for the Global Virtues Project, a Reiki Master Teacher, and a published poet. She has presented “Staying Above the Water When the World Around You is Sinking” workshops in the Central Wisconsin area. 

How to Take This Workshop

This workshop will be offered at Sky Blue Dreams on August 26th 9-11am and October 14th. Come to one or come to all three.

Each workshop is $25. 

To register, please call Carol Bezin at (608) 403 9757 or email  angelbezin@gmail.com.


Other Locations


“Staying Above Water When the World Around You is Sinking” is available for businesses and is a real morale builder! It is also available for book study groups, writers’ groups, and to people who would like to have a fun in a meaningful way with a group.  One lady hosted this workshop in her home for her family and friends as a gift from her to them.

Gratitude Haiku

heart felt thankfulness

family, friends, God, and thee

overflow in me

Carol Bezin