It's November! So, for this month, we will be doing a gratitude challenge. Making a gratitude list helps you really see what matters in your life. It starts today and runs for 15 days. It's simple and easy to manage. Just follow these steps. Good luck!
First, print out the printable below and place it on your nightstand with a pen or pencil. Or place it in a convenient place out in the open to make sure you don't forget about it.
Determine which time of day you are going to do your gratitude challenge. Will it be in the morning when you first wake up or in the evening before you go to sleep?
Ways to think of what to be grateful for: It may be difficult to find things/people/places in your life you are grateful for if you have never done this challenge before. That's OK. Think about specific things that happen during the day. Does any task or person or thing particularly pop out in your memory? Did anything help you improve your day? Is there anything that stands out and opens your heart?
How to use the form below: There are two columns below in the printable. The first column can be used for writing the room the item is in if it is a thing. Feel free to use the second column as the list of what the person, place or thing is that you are grateful for.
If you have items on your list that are in your home, this list will show you what you really appreciate and love in your home. If you wish to visit our November loves challenge to help you determine what you really love in your home, click the button below.
If you are looking for inspiration on what you are grateful for, check out some of these other blogger posts on the topic.
30-Day Choosing Gratitude Challenge
Well, there you have it! Please come back and let us know how it went. Did it help you get into the holiday spirit? Please leave a comment below with your thoughts and questions.
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This year I bought a small spiral calendar that I keep beside my bed. Every night (almost) I make a notation of what I did that day, my steps for the day and 3 things I and grateful for or that make me happy. They have range from Brad Pitt to being able to make my teenage daughter smile. It has been a wonderful exercise in gratitude and I think I'll continue it into next year.
That's a great idea. Thanks for sharing. I did something similar a few years ago with a planner I received as a gift. It was so nice to flip through it at the end of the year to see what I was grateful for every day. =)
There's so much to be grateful for. Bringing this top of mind only increases the positive effects that gratitude has on us. What a beautiful way to start the holiday season.
I agree, Linda. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.
Terrific focus for this month of Thanksgiving! Starting the day with prayer and thanksgiving always makes for a better day:)
This post is very timely, because I'm already doing a gratitude challenge. I'm hoping that by the end of it, gratitude will be part of my daily routine.
This is a wonderful idea Sabrina!
We really do need to be reminded that there is much to be thankful for.
This gratitude challenge is awesome! It’s so easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of life and lose focus on what we are grateful for. I’m going to print this form and follow your instructions 🙂
Awesome, Mary! Thank you for visiting the site and doing the challenge. =) Feel free to come back and comment on how it is going.