Kinder Character Challenge – Express Gratefulness
It is not happiness that makes us grateful.
It’s gratefulness that makes us happy.
Week of Sunday, January 7, 2024
Kinder Character Challenge: Express Gratefulness
Welcome to 2024 and another year of Kinder Character Challenges!
We start the year off celebrating International Thank You Day on Jan 11th. The challenge for this week is to Express Gratefulness to people you interact with this week. Can you thank the barista for working, not just for your coffee? Make a point to use their name. Thank your spouse or family member for being an important part of the family. Is there a person at the office who regularly cleans up the break room or remembers everyone’s birthday? Let them know you notice and appreciate their efforts. Can you embellish simple thank yous to make them more special? “Thank you, kind sir, for holding the door,” said with a simple bow of the head.
HelpGuide.org has an article that discusses these topics on Gratitude.
- What is gratitude?
- Benefits of practicing gratitude
- Obstacles to feeling gratitude
- Tips on cultivating gratitude