Some Ways to Show Thankfulness

There are so many creative ways to be grateful. Here are just a few suggestions of ways to express your gratitude this week to your family, your friends, and most importantly, to God.

Look Around and Write it Down

First, create a list of 10+ items that you’re thankful for. You can even take a look around your room and come up with 10 examples alone. For instance, in my room I’m grateful for a couch to sit on, a computer to type this article, a warm cat snuggled by my side, a lap desk to hold my computer, a pillow to support my back, a window to the outside world, a blue sky, a house heater that works (it’s going to snow today), Wi-Fi, and clean clothes to wear.

Although so many things may be going wrong, there’s a lot going right as well.

Send Gratitude or Support

Second, write thank-you notes or texts. Teachers, health care workers, essential workers, among so many others could use gratitude right now. Make their day and tell them why they had brightened yours.

Third, give to your local church, local ministries, and local businesses. Now more than ever local businesses need our time, whatever finances we’re able to give, and our gratitude. If you love a local ministry or want to help your church, give.

We don’t have to attend church on Sundays to give.

Many pastors and churches have had to reduce staffing salaries because people have ceased giving because they aren’t attending church physically. It’s an out-of-sight out-of-mind kind of phenomenon. But now, more than ever, they need us to show our gratitude by supporting them in whatever ways we can.

Pray in Praise Daily

Lastly, pray daily. Make sure to praise God just as much as we supplicate for him to meet our needs. He has given us so many good things. And with thankfulness, we can see these amass more and more by the day.

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Hope Bolinger is a literary agent at C.Y.L.E. and a graduate of Taylor University’s professional writing program. More than 600 of her works have been featured in various publications ranging from Writer’s Digest to Keys for Kids. She has worked for various publishing companies, magazines, newspapers, and literary agencies and has edited the work of authors such as Jerry B. Jenkins and Michelle Medlock Adams. Her column “Hope’s Hacks,” tips and tricks to avoid writer’s block, reaches 6,000+ readers weekly and is featured monthly on Cyle Young’s blog. Her modern-day Daniel, Blaze, (Illuminate YA) Den (releasing July 2020), Dear Hero (releasing September 2020), and Dear Henchman (releasing 2021)  Find out more about her here.