Create grateful hearts with a Family Thankful Jar
When we are consumed by the everyday hustle, it’s hard to stop and express gratitude to and for those around us. Thanksgiving presents the perfect opportunity to do just that. As the holiday approaches, consider making a family thankful jar to give everyone a chance to express what they are thankful for every day.
Here’s how you can make your own Family Thankful Jar:
- Grab a jar, plastic container or old Easter basket. If they are up for it, have the kids decorate the jar.
- Cut up strips of paper & place near the jar with a pen
- Encourage the family to jot down a daily gratitude. If you have guests coming to dinner, have them add a note to the jar too!
Once Thanksgiving dinner is done, sit down together, open the jar and read through the notes of gratitude. Taking the time to appreciate each other can have an amazing impact on family dynamics. Thanksgiving is a reason to get started but continue to model and encourage gratitude all year long. Make opening your gratitude jar a monthly event, or have everyone express one gratitude at the end of each day.
IHA Urgent Care locations are open on Thanksgiving! Don’t spend your holiday waiting in a waiting room. Save your spot in line at an Urgent Care location near you, and wait at home.