gratitude alphabet - the ABC's of being Thankful - words that inspire
One of my absolutely favorite parts of November is the way that so many people are focusing on gratitude and giving thanks! I wish every month focused on acknowledging what we have been blessed with.
There are many ways to practice gratitude. One of my favorite gratitude practices is to keep a gratitude journal. In this journal I write about my blessings. It’s narrative in style and is my thoughts and feelings about the many ways I have been so richly blessed. This practice of counting blessings is an especially helpful when negative thinking is taking root.
If you have explored my website you may have discovered my 1000 gifts list. After reading Ann Voskamps book One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are
I felt compelled to begin my own list of 1000 gifts and update my list on this site. If you have not read this book, I really hope will and soon. It is a game changer.
Gratitude Alphabet - the ABC’s of thankfulness
This gratitude practice is a great one to do with your children. It’s fun and is a conversation starter for sure. Basically, beginning with the letter A, you make a list of things that you are grateful for, using each letter of the alphabet to start your statement. This is also a great homeschool activity to do with your little ones, pair this activity with learning the ABC’s!
Here is mine:
A- apples that are so delicious this time of year, and all of the apple pies!
B- beauty that surrounds this time of year with all the reds, gold, and oranges
C- Corey, my forever love… and chocolate….because, well, chocolate is life
D- daring, adventurous little boys that make my days brighter and fuller (and busy busy busy!)
E- Ellie, my girl who has faith unlike anyone I have ever known
F- faith & family
G- grandma’s, all the grandma’s in our lives
H- home, so grateful to have a loving home, something to never take for granted
I- icecream, because it makes me almost as happy as chocolate
J- Jesus Christ, who gave up His life in order to save me and you, because He loves us that much
K- Katie, my oldest girl and kindness, it’s my favorite, especially random acts of kindness
L- life - there is nothing more precious than this life we are given
M- moms, all the moms doing all the things that moms do
N- November, to celebrate Thanksgiving and all the reasons we are blessed
O- opportunities, we are blessed and fortunate to live in a country with opportunities
P- police officers willing to risk their own lives for us daily
Q- quiet moments
R- routines, I thrive on routine
S- Sydney, Sabrina, Sam & Shep - all of my S babies
T- traditions, especially around this time of year, I love traditions!
U- universe filled with Gods beauty
V- vote- the freedom to have my voice heard
X- eXtraordinary people in my life
Z - zzzzz sleep
what are you grateful for?
What about you? What are you feeling especially thankful for? I invite you to download this gratitude alphabet printable and create your own list. Even if you don’t fill it out all at once, keep it handy and add to it as you experience moments of gratitude.
Don’t forget to scroll to the end of this post and post a link to your site, let me know what is inspiring you these days!