I imagine, if you are like me, you are grateful for many things. But everyone still has room to grow and learn. Not just about themselves but also about those around them. I made this challenge to help you learn more about yourself, step out of your comfort zone and really notice those around you, and to become better acquainted with your friends and neighbors.
I challenge you to get a Gratitude Journal and keep track of all your high points, good moments and things you are grateful for. This 30-day Gratitude Challenge is a great jump start for you to give you ideas on what to write or do every day to help you look for the good and positive things in life and change your perspective.
Print your Gratitude Challenge or save the image to your phone and set it as your screen saver or background.
I hope you really work on this challenge every day. Take time to sit down, and think about the challenge and write a thoughtful answer. Or do the challenge (like treats or being friendly) as best you can.
Here are some journals and Journaling pens that you can get from Amazon that I recommend.
I would love to know if you have other suggestions for more ways to show gratitude. I would love to add them to the challenge next year. Also, your thoughts and ideas as you go through this!
30 Day Gratitude Challenge
- DAY 1—Get a journal to keep track of your journey. Write down at least 10 things you are grateful for.
- DAY 2—Write down a list of the people you are most grateful for. Next to each name write why you’re grateful for them.
- DAY 3—Visit someone today and take them a surprise. Write them a note about how grateful you are for them.
- DAY 4—Smile at everyone you see today and give compliments generously.
- DAY 5—Volunteer to help someone or at someplace in need.
- DAY 6—Spend the next week or two getting to know your neighbors by visiting a different one each day.
- DAY 7—Take pictures of things you are grateful for and make a vision board to help remind you
- DAY 8—Send friends and family members texts letting them know you are thinking about them
- DAY 9—Focus on staying positive today (and in the future).
- DAY 10—What is something that has happened recently that you are grateful for?
- DAY 11—What scriptures are you grateful for?
- DAY 12—Instead of getting offended, looking for ways to understand those around you better.
- DAY 13—What are some of your talents that you are grateful for? What are talents in others you are grateful for?
- DAY 14—What music are you grateful for? How can you share that with others?
- DAY 15—Write down 5 things you love about yourself
- DAY 16—What is something about your spouse/significant other or an important person in your life that you are grateful for?
- DAY 17—Who is someone that inspires you? What are you grateful for about them and what they do?
- DAY 18—Visit a senior care center and take treats, visit, or entertain them.
- DAY 19—What is something about nature that you love? Why are you grateful for it?
- DAY 20—Be grateful for your senses. Use them today to find joy in every sight, smell, taste, touch, and sound.
- DAY 21—Do 5 Random Acts of Kindness today.
- DAY 22—Sit by someone new at lunch or go out to lunch with someone.
- DAY 23—What are you grateful for about where you live?
- DAY 24—What animals are your favorite? What are you grateful for about them?
- DAY 25—What are your favorite kinds of flowers/plants? Why are you grateful for them?
- DAY 26—Take treats to your local firefighters/Law Enforcement as thanks for their dedication and hard work.
- DAY 27—Focus on things you are looking forward to. Why are you excited about them?
- DAY 28—Find a way to thank a member of the armed forces for their service.
- DAY 29—Do something that brings you joy
- DAY 30—Continue your gratitude journal throughout the year keeping track of all things positive.
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Save this image to Pinterest for later so you can find it as often as you need. Doing this every few months is really a great way to reset your perspective on things. You can also see these 15 life-changing questions to reflect on.