Advent Gratitude Activities Blog 2018

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.”