Being Grateful, Day 8

Today is Day 8 of the 25 Days of Christmas, as I continue to come up with activities and challenges we can do as we celebrate Christmas together, apart.

The activity for Day 8 is to start a gratitude list. Perhaps you want to write your list on a slip of paper and put it in a jar or box each day, or perhaps you’d like to use a journal or notebook. It’s important to come up with at least three things you’re grateful for each day and share those three things with someone else. You may even want to write your three things on your Facebook page to encourage others to start a list. Especially during holiday time in the middle of a pandemic, I think it’s important to stay tuned in to gratitude which has been proven to help you keep a positive attitude and a more healthy outlook.

Hopefully, you will find staying in touch with gratitude to be a good thing for your mental health and will decide to continue making your list after the holidays. This activity is a really good one to do with your children or grandchildren, as it will help raise their awareness of what they can be grateful for since their holidays may look very different this year.

Thank you to those of you who are participating and sending me your new favorite Christmas songs, poems, and sharing your random acts of kindness from the first week of activities. I hope you’re having fun with these challenges.

The affirmation for Day 8 of the 25 Days of Christmas is “I choose to be grateful in all circumstances.”