Create Your Own List of Gratitude!


As Thanksgiving approaches this month, we often think of what are thankful for. By definition, being thankful and having gratitude is the feeling of appreciation. Far too often, we get caught up in our busy lives to achieve something new or better. Take a moment to pause and brainstorm what you appreciate at this point in time.

You can create your own gratitude list with the young people in your life by answering these questions:

1. Who are you thankful for knowing?

2. What material object are you thankful for having?

3. What song are you thankful to hear?

4. What sight are you grateful to see?

5. What memory are you thankful to remember?

6. What food are you thankful to eat?

7. What book are you thankful to read?

8. What technological advancement are you thankful for?

9. What knowledge are you thankful to know?

10. What are you most thankful for?

“When asked if my cup is half full or half empty, my only response is that I am thankful to have a cup.” Sam Lefkowitz

Make sure you share your list with others! If you share on social media, use the tag #TCYSDisThankful so the Tompkins County Youth Services Department can follow your gratitude list.

Follow us on Facebook to watch our gratitude list grow! @tocoyouth

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