Day 14: A quick recap of Month of Thanksgiving so far

Leading up to Thanksgiving, each day I will blog about what I’m doing to be more grateful. I invite you to join me, and to share your thoughts, observations, suggestions and ideas.

Day 14: We’re about halfway through the Month of Thanksgiving. How are you doing?

Sunday is a day of rest so I’ll take it a little easy on the Month of Thanksgiving and just recap where we’ve been so far.

  • I launched the Month of Thanksgiving on Oct. 26. The idea is to lead up to Thanksgiving by reflecting on the many reasons I have to give thanks. It’s a bit like the notion of Lent, of having a season that prepares you for the celebration to come.
  • Then I explored some of the ways to keep gratitude top of mind, including gratitude journals, the Love List Project and posting thoughts of thanksgiving on Facebook and Twitter.
  • For the last week, I wrote about some of the reasons I’m not always as grateful as I know I should be: wanting things I don’t have, being frustrated with things and angry at other people, and not having enough time. Click here to read more on these themes.

That gets us to today.

In the coming weeks, I plan to write about some specific ideas of what to be grateful for and how to express that gratitude, as well as some ways to potentially bring all of this together with giving real, meaningful thanks on Thanksgiving.

So a few questions for you:

  1. Have you tried any new ways to be more grateful? Has anything worked for you? Or not worked for you?
  2. What suggestions do you have related to gratitude? Either ways to be grateful or things you’re grateful for?
  3. Do you have a Thanksgiving tradition that emphasizes real gratitude?
  4. What other observations would you like to share about gratitude?
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