Reflections for Thanksgiving
Have you ever sat at the dinner table on Thanksgiving and listened to everyone sharing what they’re thankful for? Maybe someone started and then the person sitting next to them spoke up, followed by the next person…. Eventually, it leads up to you.
Thanksgiving is the perfect time to reflect on what you’re thankful for. Whether you want to prepare for when that question comes up at the dinner table or you just want to reflect on things, experiences, and people that have impacted your life, our tips in today’s post are sure to help enlighten and inspire your thoughts. Make this Thanksgiving in your Port Landing at Fife apartment all the more memorable by focusing on the things you’re thankful for.
One thing that you can do to help you think about what you’re grateful for is to start writing in a gratitude journal. Head over to a local store and find a journal that stands out. While you might just choose a simple notebook, finding a journal that matches your style (maybe it has a great image on the cover) can help foster creativity.
As you begin to write, try to be consistent. Write at least three to five things that you are thankful for every day (morning or night, whatever works best for you). Also, try to be as specific as you can. For example, instead of writing, “I’m grateful for my job,” you can write, “I really like the people I work with at my job,” or “I’m grateful I have a job; I know many people who don’t.” As you record things, you’ll begin to find new things that you’re grateful for — things you probably didn’t think of before.
Another fun way to reflect on what you’re thankful for is to go on a gratitude scavenger hunt. This is simple and can be done with friends and loved ones. Simply write down a list of topics. These can be things like “something that makes me smile” or “this has helped a lot of people to live better lives.” Write down ten to twenty items. Then, using your camera, go and take pictures of objects that represent those things you’ve written down. If you’re doing this with friends, compare the different photos. Make sure you don’t use a picture of the same object to cross off multiple items on your list. The whole point of this activity is to find as many things as you can to be grateful for.
Share what you’re thankful for in a comment below. We hope you enjoy your Thanksgiving in Fife, Washington!