December 1 activity:
Write a “Thank You” note. Think of someone you’d like to thank. Write them a “Thank You” note in the “Contributions Box” below.
December 2 activity:
“Gratitude turns what we have into enough.“ Respond to this in the “Contributions Box” below.
December 3 activity:
Stop reading. Look around. Take breath. Give thanks for one thing that you see.
December 4 quote:
“Thanksgiving is good, but Thanksliving is better.” ~Matthew Henry
December 5 quote:
“Ironically, gratitude’s most powerful mysteries are often revealed when we are struggling in the midst of personal turmoil.” ~Sarah Ban Breathnach
December 6 activity:
Practice a random act of kindness.
December 7 activity:
Give Thanks for unknown blessings already on their way. ~Native American Prayer
December 8 activity:
Make a phone call to a friend you have not spoken to in a while.
December 9 activity:
Notice an ordinary miracle today. Write it down. Give Thanks.
December 10 activity:
Don’t cling to a mistake just because you spent a lot of time making it.
December 11 quote:
“Feeling gratitude and not expressing it, is like wrapping a present and not giving it.”~William Arthur Ward
December 12 quote:
“To find the universal elements enough:
to find the air and water exhilarating;
to be refreshed by a morning walk or an evening saunter;
to be thrilled by the stars at night;
to be elated over a bird’s nest or a wildflower in spring
these are some of the rewards of the simple life.” ~John Borroughs
*what would be your simple reward?
December 13 activity:
Make a phone call to say thank you to someone who doesn’t expect it!
December 14 activity:
If you are reading this, you have your eyesight. Give Thanks!
December 15 activity:
If you know you will have dinner tonight: you are fortunate. Give Thanks!
December 16 activity:
Can you feed the birds today or fill a birdbath with fresh warm water?
December 17 quote:
“Thanks to the human heart by which we live, thanks to its tenderness, its joys, and fears.” ~ William Wordsworth
December 18 activity:
Take time to notice three things you are grateful for today.
December 19 quote:
“May all find simplicity the joyous and practical guide.”
December 20 activity:
Decide to see a challenging situation today as an opportunity.
December 21 activity:
Take a gratitude break. What are you grateful for right now?
December 22 quote:
“Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul.” ~Henry Ward Beecher
December 23 quote:
“When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around.” ~Willie Nelson
December 24 activity:
Make a gratitude chain. Write down something you’re grateful for on a strip of paper. Hand it to a friend and ask them to do the same. And so on. Hang up your gratitude chain.
December 25 quote:
“Remember, it is better to give than to receive.”