Help them be grateful
2020. What a year. But before we get to 2021, help your family this November do something that may seem a little odd after all we’ve been through—help them be grateful. Use the Gratitude Challenge to give them a prompt to help them express gratitude.
You can use the Gratitude Challenge in a few ways:
OPTION #1: As a family, go through the chart all month long and randomly pick a circle. (Note: Don’t feel like you have to do this challenge every single day. Choose a column or row, or go through the chart in whatever way makes the most sense for your family.) Read a prompt and ask each family member to think of a person or story that comes to mind and share it with everyone.
OPTION #2: If you can’t physically be together, type out the prompt in a group text or get together on a video call.
OPTION #3: If you want to remember your answers, fill in each box with each person’s answers. Or have each person fill in their own chart.
OPTION #4: If possible, send a thank you note, text, email, or handmade card to the people you think about to let them know you are thankful for them.
OPTION #5: Planning a Thanksgiving dinner? Go around the table and have each person pick a prompt and share about a person or story that comes to mind.
MORE GRATITUDE RESOURCES
- A Gratitude Adjustment - The Parent Cue - LINK
- The Thankful Tree - The Parent Cue - LINK
- Opposite of Gratitude - The Parent Cue - LINK