As we start our Thanksgiving week, many of us are trying to find the *perfect* turkey recipe, figuring out the *creamiest* mashed potatoes, and concocting the *most delicious* pumpkin pie. Despite all of these *most* delightful foods, are we setting aside time to think about + dwell on the things that we are grateful for? Whether around your turkey dinner or in a quiet chair in the corner of your room answer, reflect, and do some of these prompts + questions to really show the gratitude you have. ‘Tis the season of food, family, and a thankful spirit! So, let’s make sure we take advantage of every part of the goodness that Thanksgiving has to offer and really reflect on how we can feel + show our gratitude.
What’s something you’ve recently learned that you’re grateful for?
Think about someone you love and do something nice for them. Even if it’s just a nice text, let them know you’re grateful for them.
What do you feel has held you back from gratitude? How can you change that?
What is a habit that you regularly do that tends to make you feel ungrateful, bitter, resentful, or angry?
List 100 things you are grateful for.
Who is someone from your past that helped you in a big way, but they may not know it? Reach out to a teacher, coach, or friend in your past and let them know how they impacted you.
Write a note and give a gift to someone who consistently provides a service for you: this could be your mailman, janitor at work/school, garbage man, or anyone else you may be in contact with!
Reach out to a former teacher/educator who helped you see the world in a new way. No matter how long it’s been, it’s always good for a teacher to hear how their former student is doing.
Do you have a coworker who’s been working hard? Write them a little, encouraging note and let them know that you’re proud + thankful for them!
Identify at least one positive that you can appreciate about a bad, negative, or challenging situation in your life.
Do something nice for your family, whether you’re visiting someone or they’re coming to you. Clean the bathroom, make a meal, bring a gift, write a note!
Describe your happiest childhood memory.
Who is one friend that you can always rely on?
What is your favorite memory of your father? Your mother?
What is a mistake that you made that ultimately led to a positive experience?
We’re thankful for this season and hopefully you are too. <3 Share this with someone who you’re feeling extra thankful for and start reflecting!