The Gratitude Challenge

The Gratitude Challenge

November 10, 2018 4 By Juliet Elizabeth Petersen

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Hey friend! Well, with November in full swing and Thanksgiving around the corner, I wanted to do something different and fun! I’m giving you a gratitude challenge 😊

Why? Well, it’s kind of embarrassing but…

I don’t really like Thanksgiving

I really don’t lol! Don’t get me wrong, I love the idea of it! Gorging on turkey, vegging on the couch, remembering the pilgrims, but in my family Thanksgiving sometimes turns into a huge ordeal of stress and perfectionism.

It’s easy to forget gratitude and kindness in the midst of planning, cooking, and cleaning.

However, one thing I do like about the holiday is the tradition of expressing gratitude.


Over the years, I’ve had several friends on Facebook who’d post one thing they were grateful for every single day in November. They’d even post something as simple as the color of leaves in the fall.

Seeing their gratitude posts reminded me of why Thanksgiving isn’t too bad of a holiday. (And who doesn’t love lots of food? 😉)

So! In honor of the season, I’m tossing you my challenge gauntlet.

Whether you decide to do just one or all is totally up to you, but I’d love to hear about your experiences in the comments! And if you have any challenge ideas for me, please let me know!

The Gratitude Challenge

  • Write one thing you’re grateful for in your journal or on Social Media for the rest of the month. The beginning of November has passed, but it’s never too late to show a little gratitude.
  • Tell someone you haven’t spoken to in awhile why you’re grateful for them. Write them a letter, send them a text, or give them a call. You never know how much your gratitude could affect their day.
  • Do an act of service for someone next week. Look for ways you can help a sibling, spouse, child, etc. feel better.

Let’s make this season of Thanksgiving one we’ll remember for years to come!

As always, thanks for reading and have a beautiful weekend ❤️