Though I do try to be grateful throughout the year, I really appreciate the general air of gratitude that pervades the month of November. I want to take advantage of this to boost my family’s focus on thankfulness.
One easy way to do this is to engage in gratitude activities. These take many forms, so there’s bound to be one or more that are perfect for each of our families!
Activities that heighten gratitude
- Make a gratitude inventory. Keep a blank journal on hand in which family members can list things for which they are grateful (younger family members can draw pictures instead of writing words). You can simply document things as they come to mind or you can set a goal, such as listing 500 or 1,000 things before the end of the month.
- Say grace before eating. Make a habit of saying a prayer of thanks to God as a family before eating meals.