In the past, I have written about the benefits of gratitude and writing a daily gratitude list.
Today I would like to share some prompts to help you formalize a gratitude list of your own.
1.List five small ways that you can share your gratitude today.
2.Write about a person in your life that you’re especially grateful for and why.
3.What skills or abilities are you thankful to have? (You communicate well, you’re a good cook, you have an uncanny ability to dominate in Fantasy Football. Hey, it’s your journal).
4.What is there about a challenge you’re experiencing right now that you can be thankful for? (This is a tough one, but you have learned something or grown from the hardship—how?)
5.How is where you are in life today different than a year ago–and what positive changes are you thankful for?
6.What activities and hobbies would you miss if you were unable to do them?
7.List five body parts that you’re grateful for and why. (Those long legs help you reach items on the top shelf … don’t forget the little things.)
8.What about the city you live in are you grateful for?
9.What are you taking for granted about your day to day that you can be thankful for? (Can’t think of any? Your alarm clock, your coffee machine, the paperboy who delivered your newspaper, your friendly neighbor who always says good morning … and that’s before you even leave the house.)
10.List 5 people in your life who are hard to get along with—and write down at least one quality for each that you are grateful for.
11.What materialistic items are you most grateful for?
12.Write about the music you’re thankful to be able to listen to and why.
13.Who has done something this week to help you or make your life easier and how can you thank them?
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