Fall is officially here and it will be Thanksgiving before you know it. Although Thanksgiving is a time to be grateful, we should be practicing gratitude every day. Just noting what you are grateful for each day can help boost your happiness and takes less than five minutes. There actually are several scientifically proven benefits of gratitude. Most people start by being grateful for the big things like having a roof over their head or spending time with loved ones. There is the small stuff too like breathing in the fresh air outside or a positive interaction you may have with a stranger. Too often, we all take the wonderful things in our lives for granted which is why I’ve made a list of journal prompts for gratitude to help us all stop and remember everything good in our lives.
Gratitude for Others
1. Who are you grateful to know and why?
2. What is one nice thing someone did for you today?
3. What is one nice thing you did for someone else today?
4. What traits do you admire in others?
5. How are you able to help others?
6. What’s one thing that someone has given you that you are grateful for?
7. What are you thankful for in your community?
8. What are your favorite traditions?
9. Who has had the biggest influence on you?
10. What am I able to offer to others?
Gratitude for Yourself
1. Make a list of things you are grateful For at this moment.
2. Make a list of things you love about yourself.
3. What experiences have made you a stronger or better person?
4. When were the happiest times in your life?
5. What would you like to attract in your life?
6. Make a list of things that make you happy and keep adding to it.
7. What have you accomplished so far in life?
8. What are you looking forward to?
9. What place are you most grateful for?
10. Is there a book, movie or song that has really inspired you?
11. What’s one mistake or failure that you are grateful for?
12. What do you appreciate in nature?
13. What do you like about your job?
14. What quotes inspire you?
15. What’s the funniest thing you saw or heard today?
16. What makes you smile?
17. What do you take for granted?
18. What material things are you grateful for?
19. What life lessons are you thankful for?
20. What was one big life changing moment for you?
Are there any other gratitude prompts you use in your journal practice? Tell me in the comments.