Family: In a central spot in the home, I would keep a gratitude jar or box. At least once a week, maybe on Thankful Thursdays, chat with your family and write down what family members are grateful for. Encourage everyone to add their own written gratitude statements and add them into the collective on their own. Once a year ( possibly on New Year’s or Thanksgiving) or several times a year spend the time as a family looking over the treasure bank of gratitude statements.
Classroom: As with the family keep a gratitude jar or box, following the same format. Or keep a list on chart paper in full view and encourage class members to add to the list. See how long it gets and refer back to it during class discussions.
Today we are experiencing a torrential rainstorm. After the long drought over the summer months, I’m so grateful for the rain as the four-leaf clovers will be multiplying in abundance. There’s a silver lining behind every cloud!