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How to Express Gratitude This Thanksgiving

25 Ideas on How To Show Gratitude During Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is just around the corner and you might be wondering how you can practise appreciation and thankfulness leading up to this important holiday. 

The recent pandemic has made everyone realize how important it is to express gratitude for loved ones. Here are some creative ways you can do it.

Have Conversations With Those You Love

One of the best ways to express gratitude more fully is by verbalizing your appreciation for those you love. 

When you sit down at the Thanksgiving table, go around the table and take turns mentioning something that you’re grateful for. For example, there might be someone you’re feeling particularly grateful to.

Before you start this important communication, make sure there are no distractions. Everyone agrees to put away their phones and switch off the football.  

Write Letters to Your Family Members and Close Friends

A creative way to express gratitude is to write it down. You can start by making a list of people you’d like to thank and a specific example of something they did for you and how it made a difference in your life.

Donating gloves, hats, coats, and scarves could make a big difference when the temperatures start to drop.  

Take Time to Reflect Personally

You must take time out to personally reflect on the things you’re most grateful for. It might be the food on your table or the roof over your head. 

Think about making a list of the things you feel grateful for and keep it somewhere where you can see it throughout the day. Alternatively, start a gratitude journal. Find out what to do by visiting a post written for All Things Hair.

Volunteer in Your Community

Demonstrate your gratitude by volunteering your time. Around the holidays, food pantries are always looking for support. Alternatively, contact a local hospital or nursing home

Donate Used Goods to Your Local Shelter

Sharing with others is a creative way of expressing gratitude for what you have. You’ve probably got some old clothes or other belongings taking up space. Why not consider donating them to a donation center or homeless shelter? 

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