Game Day – The Thankful Game
Let’s hear it for Game Day Friday!
Next week is Thanksgiving–a great day on which to be grateful for how blessed we are. However, certainly not only on the holiday should we be grateful people. We should all have thankful attitudes DAILY. Oprah Winfrey said, “Be thankful for what you have and you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you’ll never, ever have enough.” So true.
So in today’s blog, I want to share with you a simple game that can be played anywhere, anytime, with anyone. My family has named it, The Thankful Game. I recommend playing it OFTEN with your family, especially when sour moods or stress need to be turned upside down. This game is quick to change a bad attitude into a thankful one.
Here’s how to play:
Take turns with your friends or family completing this sentence-starter,
“I am thankful for…” It’s as easy as that. Everyone takes turns, but not necessarily in order of how you’re sitting. Just throw sentences out there, anything you’re thankful for works. Usually my husband and I start with something big like, “I am thankful for a fairly warm house,” or “I am thankful that I have a job.” The kids then throw out something like, “I am thankful I’m done with school for the day,” or “I am thankful for potato chips.” Sometimes our thankful statements are deep (yes, even from the kids) and other times our statements stay on the surface or are just plain goofy (“I am thankful that our dog doesn’t have bad gas right now.”). Sometimes our thankful game is brief; other times we continue to play the entire way to school or home or throughout dinner. Everytime we play, it’s worth the time. We become more aware of all of our blessings. And in no time, our attitudes have turned positive. Try it! And if you’re struggling to find something for which to be thankful, read the image below. It should challenge all of our attitudes.