Making time to reflect and be grateful for all the wonderful things you have can be challenging. Especially when you’re busy is when you need this time! Whether you are preparing for a more grateful Thanksgiving, or you just want to take a moment to think about all the things you have to be grateful for, a challenge can help you do just that. So I put together a 30-day gratitude challenge to help us learn to be more grateful and show it every day for 30 days.
Let’s commit to 30 days of intentional gratitude. Feel free to bookmark this article, as I’ll be updating it throughout the challenge with links to livestreams, videos and blog posts to support you along the way.
30 Day Gratitude Challenge
Start a gratitude journal and write something you’re grateful for each day.
Make a list of 5 things you love about yourself.
Spend some extra time with your significant other or a loved one today.
Leave a gift in the mailbox for your mail carrier.
Compliment someone today, whether it’s a stranger or someone you know.
Treat a friend to a coffee today. (Face-to-face or virtually)
Make it your goal to not complain for an entire day.
Acknowledge something your family members have done today and how that makes you feel.
Spend quality time together as a family.
Make a list of 5 things you love about your life.
Send flowers to a random person.
Bake a special treat for your neighbor just because.
Volunteer in your community today.
Offer to do something for your kids or spouse today. This can be a chore or something you know they don’t like.
Spend extra time with your kids today.
If you have a busy mom or person in your life, bake them dinner and send it over. (Or use a meal delivering service or just Pay Pal / CashApp / Venmo her funds and say “Dinner’s On Me”)
Offer to watch one of your friend’s or family members kids for the day.
Spend 10 minutes doing something for yourself today.
Find a way to give back to a cause or your community that has helped you.
Write a nice review of a store, restaurant, or service you’ve enjoyed recently.
Do a random act of kindness today.
Go through your home and donate anything you’re not using.
Hold the door for someone today.
Call a family member today just to say hello.
Call or text a friend and let them know how much they mean to you.
Send a thank-you card to someone who has helped you recently. Or surprise them with some happy mail.
The next time you go out to dinner or through a drive-thru, pay for the person behind you.
Buy a small gift for your spouse to let them know how much they mean to you.
Help someone in need today, whether it’s a friend or a stranger.
Read through your gratitude journal, and keep it handy for times when you feel less content.
I hope this challenge leaves you feeling more grateful and content.