#Thanktober is a simple idea: Let’s be thankful for something every day and grow our ‘thanks muscles’.
I started it a few years ago, and each year I share a thanks prompt each day on Facebook and Instagram, so do pop over and say hi, like a few and comment on a few posts to make sure they show up in your feed.
You can also get a FREE and BRAND NEW for 2023 #Thanktober Chart with 31 thanks prompts and space to fill them in. Download and print it and you’ll be ready to join me on Sunday 1st October when #Thanktober starts.
Why be more thankful?
Did you know that there’s science showing that people who practice daily gratitude are more joyful? Watch this short clip of Brene Brown’s research here.
I found this to be true when going through a hard season of life. Each morning I started to note down three things I was thankful for. To start with it took me a while. Things were pretty bleak, and the most I could muster was I’m thankful for coffee (always!). However, as I stuck with it, I found the three things came more easily. What was more, I found myself spotting things I was thankful for during the day when I wasn’t ‘practicing’. I found I could be joyful more easily, a song might actually get me singing; a bird in a tree might make me smile. I found that I had to choose which things I’d put in my top three thanks items. Not to be over dramatic, but it changed my life!
I’ve carried on this practice, and each month I make a Thanks Chart in my journal and aim to fill in three things each day. You can see some pictures of my charts below.
I wanted to share this with you, so I’ve created #Thanktober: a month to get more thankful (and thus more joyful!).
To make it simple and easy, I’ve created a FREE download with 31 thanks prompts – sentences for you to complete with something specific you are thankful for.
You’ll find a whole collection of resources to help you and your family get more thankful here, including:
- posters in case you don’t have a printer you can use. They are FREE with just £3 P&P.
- family devotional Exploring thanks in the Bible
- a gorgeous Autumn leaves thanks chart
- a fun Snap Thanks game
Get your free posters now and share this with a friend!