Being grateful is an amazing quality, and although it is one that should be practice daily, it is mostly during Thanksgiving season that we truly take our time and notice how lucky we are and how more grateful we should be.
These next activities will make you feel even more grateful than ever before.
1) Thank you notes
Take the time to write your loved ones a thank you card; the gesture will make them feel appreciated. Thank your teacher for inspiring you to become a better student, thank your sister for doing the dishes that one time you didn’t feel like it, thank your mom for always knowing how to make you feel special. You can even write yourself a thank you note for taking good care of your health or improving in certain areas.
2) Spend quality time with your family/friends
This is the time to treat your loved ones! Bake your famous cookies recipe. If mom is in charge of Thanksgiving dinner, offer to help as much as you can. If your family is ordering take out then spend some quality time enjoying this season’s classics. Our favorites include: “Rise of the Guardians”, “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving” and “Addams Family Values”.
Go to the nearest shelter or look up online centers that will be in need of volunteers to feed the less fortunate. Not only will you feel better for making a difference and helping a fellow stranger during times in need, but this activity would make you once again realize how lucky you are.
4) Don’t go to the mall, shop online instead
Unfortunately the true meaning of Thanksgiving is slowly disappearing as people seem more excited for Black Friday than to spend time with their loved ones. Still want to take advantage of Black Friday specials? Then designate a time frame at home for everyone to shop online and get back to family bonding asap!
Take the time to be grateful for everything around you: your parents, your siblings, your friends, your pets, your teacher, your classmates and most importantly, your health.