Journal About Gratitude

Take a few minutes every evening to write down five good things
about your day. The entries don’t have to be major events—they
might be as simple as a good meal, talking to a friend, or getting
through a difficult challenge.

Write a Letter

Think about someone who has had a major impact on your life,
someone who you would like to thank, or someone who you
appreciate having in your life. Write a letter with specific details
about what it is you appreciate about them, and send it.

Visit Someone who you Appreciate

Write a letter to someone you appreciate as described above, but
instead of mailing it, deliver the letter in person. Don’t tell them
why you’re visiting! Read them letter, and then allow them to keep
it as a memento.

Say “Thank You”

Keep your eyes open throughout the day for reasons to say
“thanks”. Try to recognize the small actions people do every day
that might be overlooked such as a colleague who always goes
the extra mile, or a friend who always seems willing to listen.

Take a Gratitude Walk

Go for a walk and make a special effort to appreciate your
surroundings. You might notice the smell of flowers, a pretty
building, or a soothing breeze. Spend a few minutes focusing on
each of your senses (sight, hearing, taste, smell, and touch) to
find new things you may not have noticed.