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How to promote gratitude for the holidays

Here are some prompts to encourage gratitude this holiday season. As a parent, teaching gratitude is very important because you want your kids to grow up as people who want to make the world a better place. Because of this, I don’t want my kids to be solely focused on getting more stuff during the holidays, but to practice giving, sharing, and saying thanks.

  1. Donate new toys to a charity or local children’s hospital.
  2. Volunteer at a homeless shelter.
  3. Donate old clothes to charity.
  4. Spend the day opening doors for strangers when you’re out.
  5. Donate food or buy extra non-perishables.
  6. Help a neighbour out by raking their leaves or shoveling their driveway.
  7. Make thank you cards.
  8. Buy a snack and hand it to a homeless person.
  9. Clean your room before someone tells you to.
  10. Do something nice.
  11. Phone a friend and catch up.
  12. Use some of your saved money and take a loved one out or buy them a treat.
  13. Give your friends a hug.
  14. Treat your coworkers to coffee.
  15. If you manage a team, send your team home a bit earlier to spend time with their family.
  16. Organize a team dinner or family dinner.
  17. Help others with their chores.
  18. Make breakfast.
  19. Share a snack.
  20. Smile

Final thoughts

Check out the December edition of ‘Hold On‘ to read more about kindness this holiday season. If you haven’t signed up for my newsletter yet, you can get access to read my digital magazine here

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