Giving Thanks and Gratitude

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the next 30 days of “ Gratitude !”


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This month, we are focusing on giving thanks and gratitude. We live in a world where it is easy to get caught up in the negative. There are always things that we can always find to complain about.



How about we take a step back and focus on the positive. There are so many things in our lives that we can be thankful for. Let’s take some time this month to really think about all of the good in our lives and express our gratitude.




3 Things I’m Thankful For:



1) I’m thankful for my family. They are always there for me, no matter what. They have always been my biggest supporters and I am so grateful for that.





I'm thankful for my friends. They make me laugh, they make me cry, and they are always there for me when I need them, especially Mair, my best friend of 55 years!





3) I’m thankful for my health. I am so grateful that I am healthy and able to do the things that I love.



How You Can Show Gratitude This Week:



1) Spend time with your family and friends. Cherish the time that you have with them. Let them know how much you appreciate them.


2) Do something nice for someone else, just because. It could be as simple as holding the door open for someone or buying them a coffee. Just remember that a little act of kindness can go a long way.



3) Express your gratitude in writing. Write down everything that you are thankful for in a journal or on some notebook paper. It will help you to really think about all of the good in your life. Ask me how to get these beautiful cards for free!




4) Give back to your community. There are always people who are less fortunate than us. This week, try to do something to help others. Volunteer at a local soup kitchen or donate clothes to a clothing drive. There are so many ways to give back and make a difference in your community.







5) Take some time for yourself this month too! Relax and recharge your batteries. You deserve it!


This time of year, as the leaves start to change and the weather gets cooler, we begin to think about all that we are thankful for. From our families and friends to our homes and jobs, there is so much to be grateful for. But what about our kids? How can we teach them to be grateful for all they have?



One way to foster a sense of gratitude in kids is to have them keep a gratitude journal. Every day, they can write down one thing they are thankful for. It could be something as simple as a sunny day or a good grade on a test. By focusing on the positive things in their lives, they will begin to see just how much they have to be grateful for.