Fresh month. New Start. A season of gratefulness is before us as we move into November.
Last year, we began a new tradition in our family. We made November a particularly THANKFUL MONTH. Not just a day – on Thanksgiving Day – but for the entire month, for 30 days.
Take the 30 Days of Gratefulness challenge! Make it your own fit for your family – but here’s some ideas to get you started:
Get a journal, or a simple, spiral notebook, anything to write in.
Ask your kids, your spouse, yourself every day – who are we thankful for today?
Write it down.
Then, think of a way you can bless that person.
Make them cookies. Leave a gift of flowers in a special place. Write a note to let them know how much they mean to you. Tell them “Thank you.” Pray for them by name. It doesn’t have to be anything fancy, or expensive, just learning to show gratitude to people is the key.
You can add pictures to your journal.
Write some Bible verses on gratefulness as you fill the pages.
Let your kids help to record your thoughts and notes.
Each day’s page might look something like this:
November 1st, 2012
Who we’re grateful for today:
Why we’re grateful for them:
How we showed them we appreciate them:
Our prayer for them:
Draw a picture, add a photo, write a verse:
They say it takes 30 days to form a habit. This is a great one to start in the lives of, not just our children, but in our own!
Give thanks to the LORD, for He is good. His love endures forever. Psalm 136:1