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Unitarian Universalist

Practicing Gratitude

For the next two months, we are to challenging YOU to take part in our Thanksliving challenge. We want to encourage you to practice gratitude everyday and incorporate this habit into your routine. The Thanksliving challenge will start January 9, 2022 and end on April 3, 2022. But, you don't have to stop there! You can participate long as you want. We just want to get you started. Our goal is to guide you to notice the abundance and positivity in your life - even if it is hard to see at times. We assure you there is a lot to be grateful for. You just have to recognize it. If you want to learn about the benefits of practicing gratitude check out our page here: 28 Benefits of Practicing Gratitude

You may be wondering, how on earth can I be grateful EVERYday? It is easier than you think. Practicing gratitude can be as simple as thinking of one thing you're grateful for everyday. Whether that be your health, family, or your favorite tv show! It's unique to you.

We know that getting started is the hardest part so, we would like to give you a few ways you can incorporate gratitude in your daily routine:


Think of something you are looking forward to today (and everyday) 

Easy enough right? Thinking of something you're looking forward to is a great way to boost your mood and shows what is bringing happiness into your life!

Keep a gratitude journal

Keeping a gratitude journal is a great way to keep you in the habit of being positive.

With your gratitude journal we advise you to: 

  • Set a time to write in your journal. - This allows you to form the habit of thinking positively. 
  • Write 3 things you're grateful for everyday. 
  • Reflect on your progress. - This is a great way to track how far you've come along!

Say Grace before meals

Saying grace before your meals is a great way to work your gratitude muscle. It is something easy to do and easy to remember. 

Take part in Steve's Worldwide Challenge

Everyday at 7 am and 7 pm take a moment to pause. You can use this time to be in the present moment, reflect on your day, or simply say "Thank you". It is a great way to practice gratitude and mindfulness and it's something that can be done anywhere. 

You can learn more about Steve's challenge here: Steve's Worldwide Challenge

Sign up for

If you're looking for more resources or simply support on your gratitude journey, sign up for!  


Are you ready to take on the challenge? Let's show the world how positive you can be!

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