What Are You Thankful For?
Every year on Thanksgiving, we gratefully remember people, events, and things for which we are thankful. But what if we remembered to be grateful every day? The Bible says, “Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you” (1 Thessalonians 5:18, ESV).
Every day for 10 days, write down five things you are thankful for, using the suggestions below or creating your own categories. (If you have to skip any days, just start the next day where you left off.)
Day 1: Five people you are thankful for (past or present)
Day 2: Five places you are thankful for
Day 3: Five Bible truths or instructions you are thankful for
Day 4: Five enjoyable events you recall thankfully
Day 5: Five things God created that you are grateful for
Day 6: Five songs you are thankful for
Day 7: Five inventions you gratefully appreciate
Day 8: Five books you are thankful for
Day 9: Five gifts you have received that you are thankful for
Day 10: Five foods you are thankful for
Each day, think through that day’s list, remembering why you are thankful for each item. For example, if you listed a friend’s name on Day 1, think about reasons you are thankful for them. Review your lists often, and remember to thank God in prayer for your blessings!