Guest Post Thankfulness

9 Days of Thankfulness | Guest Post by Meg Moran

Before we get into this post, I just wanted to let y’all know that this is the second post in this theory. Please make sure to check out Meg’s blog and leave a nice comment letting her know what you think of this post. Please check out the other post in the series: The One Thing I’ll Always Be Thankful For.

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite times of the year. I love being around friends and family, eating until I literally cannot eat anymore, and reflecting on what I’m thankful for. Since there are 9 days until Thanksgiving, I thought what better way to celebrate the holiday than by having these last 9 days be all about giving thanks and being grateful?!

November 15: Definition of Thankfulness

[thangk-fuh l] adjective:

  1. Feeling or expressing gratitude; appreciative.

November 16: What Thanksgiving Means to Me

Thanksgiving means I get to be around my friends and family. We get to sit down to a huge meal together and laugh and eat and tell stories, all while enjoying the presence of each other’s company. Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on what you are thankful for in life. Know that you are fortunate and be happy that you have a roof over your head and a family to celebrate the holiday with. Thanksgiving also means I get to eat an unhealthy amount of pie, potatoes, turkey, and cinnamon buns (which I’m not at all mad about).

November 17: Quotes About Being Thankful

“Be thankful for what you have: you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.” -Oprah Winfrey
“There is no happier person than a truly thankful, content person.” – Joyce Meyer
“Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns; I am thankful thorns have roses.” – Alphonse Karr

November 18: What I’m Thankful For

I’m thankful for the roof over my head, for having a family that loves me, for being able to do something that I love (blogging), and for the fact that I am healthy. I am also thankful for food…specifically sushi, pizza, french fries, Ben and Jerry’s ice cream, and sweet potatoes.

November 19: Thanksgiving is About Giving Back and Helping People in Need

Be thankful for what you have while also helping people who aren’t as fortunate. Donate canned goods to a local food pantry, donate old clothes to Good Will, put in a few hours of community service at your local food pantry, or donate some money to a charity close to your heart.

November 20: Fun Movies about Thanksgiving

  • A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving
  • Home for the Holidays
  • You’ve Got Mail
  • Love at the Thanksgiving Day Parade

November 21: Ways to Show Gratitude

  • Tell someone face to face how much they mean to you
  • Pack your lunch and then give it to someone you come across who you think might need it.
  • Give an anonymous donation of whatever you can afford
  • Donate your old books to a new home
  • Make a friend their favorite meal
  • Leave a huge tip at a restaurant
  • Say thank you more than you normally would

November 22: Play the Gratitude Game

This is a fun game to play with your family that gets everyone thinking about what they’re really thankful for. Link to instructions here

November 23: Happy Thanksgiving!

It’s finally Thanksgiving day! You’ve been through 8 days of thankfulness and this is the last one. Hopefully, you’ve enjoyed taking a few minutes out of your day to read this post and to read each day listed above. Now it’s time to go stuff your face with food and enjoy being around your family. I know that’s what I’ll be doing (along with watching football). Happy Thanksgiving!!

Are you going to follow along with us on this was to show thankfulness? Hope so!

Thank you, Meg, for writing this guest post!

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