The dictionary defines gratitude as the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness.
Here are 14 Creative Ways to Practice Gratitude By Shannon Kaiser
What are you grateful for?
What book are you most grateful for?
I Opened a Book
By Julia Donaldson
I opened a book and in I strode.
Now nobody can find me.
I’ve left my chair, my house, my road,
My town and my world behind me.
I’m wearing the cloak, I’ve slipped on the ring,
I’ve swallowed the magic potion.
I’ve fought with a dragon, dined with a king
And dived in a bottomless ocean.
I opened a book and made some friends.
I shared their tears and laughter
And followed their road with its bumps and bends
To the happily ever after.
I finished my book and out I came.
The cloak can no longer hide me.
My chair and my house are just the same,
But I have a book inside me.
What memory are you grateful for?
This Responsive Reading from Heather K Janules asks us to focus on the past and specifically remember those who have gone before. Hopefully as you read “This Sacred Thread” you will remenber things to be grateful for .
What in Nature are you grateful for?
Here is a meditation by Stephen M Shick.
What sound are you grateful for today?
Sometimes the world is too noisy. Sometimes it is too quiet. Sometimes we need to listen. “Let us Listen” by Laura Evonne Steinman is a meditation to help us do just that.
What food are you thankful for?
Food can be a huge part of church life as Mary Wellemeyer states in her meditation, “Food for the Spirit.”
May your bellies and your spirits remain full.
What color are you grateful for today?
We don’t always think about the colors that surround us on a daily basis. Andrew M Hill’s “The Rainbow Prayer” asks us to do just that.