Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Expressing Gratitude

Expressing Gratitude

Hello there!  It's Thanksgiving again here in the U.S. and Moonlit Minds is very thankful this year.  All of our family was able to travel to a warm part of the country to celebrate together.  We'll be cooking some delicious meals, telling the "classic" stories about each other, and laughing out loud.  But we found a few quiet moments in all the excitement to bring you a quick activity that's perfect for this holiday.

Keep it Simple


Tonight, while lying quietly in bed, simply take turns telling each other what you are grateful for.  You could also try guessing what each other might be grateful for.  Studies have shown that people who express gratitude often show higher levels of alertness, enthusiasm, determination, optimism, and energy.  To get you started, here are some things Moonlit Minds is grateful for:

After you finish this activity, you both might list "moments like this" among your gratitude list.

Thank You! 


Before we leave you to your holiday celebration, we wanted to take a moment to thank you!  Thanks for reading our blog and sharing it with others.  We'd love to hear from you.  Please leave a comment here or on Twitter or Facebook and tell us about what you're grateful for.

Happy Thanksgiving and....Mind the nap!


  1. Here's a great kids book about Gratitude:

  2. And Sparkle Stories has great audio stories for "Slowing Down and Saying Thanks"