Good day friends.
Welcome to my brand new post. I hope you will enjoy it and do the 28 Days of Gratitude Activities with me.
This is not a challenge, it’s to help you and me form a habit of being grateful, and after 28 days, we do not stop. We continue. It does not take that long to do, and you can do your activities throughout the day. I would recommend you make yourself a gratitude journal to do the activities in. You can do it either in a book, on your phone or, on your computer. I made myself a book; I like to write things down in my own handwriting.
For the past 7 days, I incorporated the 28 Days of Gratitude Activities/ practices into my Good Morning Posts. For those who did not follow my Good Morning Posts here are the links to the different days.
Day 8: Say Thank You
How many of us say thank you every time we eat or drink something? Not many, including me. I can remember that we had dinner at the dining room table. Before we even start dishing up; we held hands while dad prayed to say thank you for the food. Somewhere along the way, this practice of gratitude fell through the cracks.
Have you ever been so hungry and thirsty that you are trembling, you are weak and you can’t concentrate? We all need food and something to drink to keep us alive and healthy. Food is a gift to us and we must be grateful.
We must not only be grateful for the food we eat. We must be grateful for the farmer and his farmworkers who grow the vegetables and fruit. We must be grateful for the farmers who supply us with meat, milk, and eggs. We must be grateful for the people who take the raw materials and prepare them and package them for our use. We must be grateful for the truck drivers who bring the goods to the market and the supermarkets where we buy them. The list can go on and on.
Today’s activity will help us to get into the habit of saying thank you again. Every time when you take something to eat or to drink think about it and say thank you. You can do this out loud or in your mind.
I am adding today’s activity to my daily gratitude routine.
- Count your blessings: Make a list of 10 blessings. Write why you’re grateful for each blessing. Reread your list and say “thank you, thank you, thank you” Feeling gratitude for each blessing.
- Identify 2 relationships and write 5 things you are grateful for in the person. It can be a family member, a friend, a colleague even a pet. During the day say “Thank you, name.”
- Say thank your for your different body parts, organs and your senses. Be grateful for each of them.
- Four times a day read the words on the card slowly and be grateful for your health. (THE GIFT OF HEALTH IS KEEPING ME ALIVE.)
- Four times or more a day look at your Magic Bill and be grateful for the abundance of money you have been given in your life. (THANK YOU FOR ALL THE MONEY I’VE BEEN GIVEN THROUGHOUT MY LIFE.)
- While at work, look for things to be grateful for. Say to yourself. ‘I am so grateful for ……….’
- Try to go through the day without saying or thinking anything negative. If you think negative thoughts stop immediately and say but I am really grateful for…..
- Say Thank you and be grateful every time you eat of drink something.
- Before going to bed, take your magic rock/gratitude rock in your hand and think about all the things to be grateful for that happened the day and say Thank you.
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