The challenges and frustrations of everyday life, coupled with all the dire stuff going on in the world, make it tough to stay focused on what’s really important.

That’s the impetus behind’s Journal of Gratitude. The positive-news Web site is encouraging people around the globe to visit the Journal of Gratitude and express thanks for what they have.

“Our goal is to get 1 million people to count their blessings in the Journal of Gratitude by Thanksgiving,” said Keith Cohn, co-founder of “’s mission is to remind people that despite all the terrible things happening in the world, there’s plenty of good news out there too -- people helping people and making a difference. With the Journal of Gratitude, we can rise above the day-to-day and remind ourselves that we have a great deal to be thankful for.

“If a million people decide to participate, that’s a lot of positive energy in the world that wasn’t there before. That’s what it’s all about.”

To add your blessings to the Journal of Gratitude, visit

Author's Bio: 

Cindy Allen - Editor,