21 Days of Contagious Gratitude: For the Whole Family Challenge
November 1st- 21st
Go here for our 2013 Gratitude Challenge!
There are over 21 bloggers who have joined forces because we believe that gratitude can be contagious and we desire to spend this month being grateful with our families. Each day a different blogger will walk along side of you in this challenge and share their experience. Stop by and visit their website on the date listed below to read their Contagious Gratitude story or activity.
I hope you join me in this 21 Days of being thankful.
It’s so easy to complain, grumble or to not be content with our situation, our body, our home, our kids, our food, our job, our spouse, our parents, our school, our friends and life as we know it. In effort, to be less of that and be filled with joy, I want to challenge myself, my family and you to be more aware of the blessings we are surrounded with each day.
My hope is that you will find beauty and blessings in the mundane, in the beautiful, in the ugly as you: change diapers, wash dishes, sit in holiday traffic, stir the pot of soup, look into your spouses eyes, hold your child in your arms… We are constantly surrounded by small miracles let’s open our eyes and embrace them. May the Lord open the eyes of my heart so I can see them!
We will discover joy when we discover gratitude.
How to join in the fun! Nov 1st -21st
1. Let others know about our 21 Days of Gratitude Challenge for the Whole Family and use the hashtag #21DaysGratitude. Our hope is that it’s contagious and 1000′s of families join in so help us get the word out. In the midst of our busyness it’s easy to forget to pause and be thankful. Sometimes we are in the midst of difficult circumstances and we struggle with being thankful and that’s when we need thanksgiving to intervene.
2. Stop, reflect and engage in a moment of thankfulness each day this month, with your family. It can be big or small moments of gratitude.
“Hurry always empties the soul.” ~ Ann Voskamp
3. Share your moment on your blog with a photo, on facebook, twitter, pinterest or your preferred social network. If you’re doing this as a family let your kids snap a photo of something they are thankful for. It can be as simple as a taking a picture of a note written on a napkin that says “I am thankful I get to hold these little pudgy fingers”. You can journal it or do a service project. Make it simple or get as creative as you like.
4. Don’t worry if you are getting a late start or if you skipped a day. Just jump in and follow along.
Photo or Writing Prompts Printable: Feel free to come up with your own reflections of gratitude or if you need some prompts see below. (right click on image, then copy and paste into your document and print) Adjust the list below for your little ones as needed.
~To fully live we must embrace the small miracles of the moment.~
This is the schedule of the 30 fabulous bloggers participating in the 21 Days of Gratitude Challenge. Come back and let us know you’re participating either leave a comment or link up your post from your blog or a picture via FB in our 21 Days of CONTAGIOUS Gratitude!
November 1st -21st
1 Becky Spence Shares her awesome ABC of Thanksgiving with free printables for the little ones.
and Zina Harrington from Let’s Lasso the Moon: Starting a Gratitude Journal
2 Deborah J Stewart Thankful from a Grandmothers perspective
3 Jennifer Farr – Puppy Love, Puppy Life Lessons
4 Stacy Teet –Teachers don’t just teach our children….
and Jennifer Fischer – Dinner Table Gratitude
5 Catherine Collins A Weak Heart and a Thankful Heart
and Becky http://www.kidworldcitizen.or
6 Mia Wenjen List of Thanksgiving books and being thankful books
and Heather Ruppel He survived! Heart Surgery on Our Baby
7 Gina Kimmel Why I am thankful for my baby’s birthmother
and Kelly Innes Thankful to Marry the Man of My Choice (not everyone gets that opportunity)
8 Megan Sheakoski Reading is Magical ,
and Genny Upton Graveyards, Grandkids & Gratitude: A Personal Story And Tree of Thanks Activity
9 Melissa Klinker Charming gardeners who make our soul blossom…. Printable
and Adrienne Weeks Teaching Gratitude by Giving
10 Kylie Gardner The more you’re grateful the easier it gets to be…
11 Frances Diaz-Evans Discovering the World through My Sons Eyes
12 Trisha Stanley One of the lessons learned from: our child’s illness
and Tina Pearson My Changed Perspective on being a Stay at home Working mom
13 Carolyn Elbert Mom Teaches Gratitude to her kids after her town is hit by Sandy
and Deirdre Smith My One Butt Kitchen and how I am now thankful for it
15 Jen Goode Making a Thankful Tree
Deborah Flora Capturing Thankfulness with lovely photos and sentiments
Kim Black Vij- Reflectful Cleaning– Clean a room and as you pick up be thankful for the things you gather
16 Marnie Craycroft Gratitude Soup Book Inspired Activity
and Britany Morazan Thanksgiving Tradition: The Baking Blessing
17 Ness Hoffmann Reflections on “Enough is a Feast.”
and Kathi Denfeld Lullaby of Thanksgiving– Precious reflections
18 Adele Crozier – A Complete Home
Kristi Delp – Every Perfect Give is From Above– Thankful for my girls!
19 Kendall Soto Kids are a Blessing
and Kristina Buskirk Popcorn Thank You Gift Activities
20 Angelique Felix Thankful for My Body
and Leanna Why I am Grateful
21 Margarita Woodley Why I am Grateful
and Deb Chitwood Thankful for Family Values
~~~~ Other post you may enjoy~~~~~
Thanksgiving Countdown Ideas and Grateful Activities for adults and kids
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