Recently, the stake RS presidency visited Shepherd ward. Sister Cindy Edward gave a wonderful and timely lesson on showing gratitude. Most of the information for today's post comes from Sister Edward's lesson.
Keep a Gratitude Journal
A gratitude journal is simply a place to record the things you are grateful for each day. Choose a place that will work for you. It doesn't have to be fancy. If you live by your planner or calendar, record your thoughts there. Or, find a notebook you like, big or little, spiral or handmade, plain or decorative-it doesn't matter! Then, list five things each day that you are thankful for.
Start a gratitude journal
Tell someone you love, how much you appreciate them
Send a thank you note to someone
Start a list of things that make you happy
Offer a prayer of thanksgiving
Sit down to dinner and share something you are grateful for today
Copy a quote about gratitude and put it on your fridge
Give something away
Do something nice for some else
Give at least five compliments to people you see
Be more obedient to one of the Lord's commandments
Start and end your day with a grateful thought
Make a scrapbook page about something you are thankful for
Give thanks before meals.
Make a Thanksgiving spot--a bulletin board or refrigerator are great places to let family members "post" things they are thankful for.