21 Ways to Celebrate Gratitude During Thanksgiving This Holiday Season

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Guest post by Shelley Hitz

 Thanksgiving season is soon approaching and this year, I encourage you to take the opportunity to celebrate gratitude.  In the midst of the hustle and bustle of this holiday season, take a moment (or two) to celebrate gratitude.


Here is a list of the 21 Ways.  Read about all 21 ways at Shelley’s website: http://www.bodyandsoulpublishing.com/21-ways-to-celebrate-gratitude-during-thanksgiving-this-holiday-season/


  1. Create a “Blessing Basket”
  2. Send a holiday care package to a soldier.
  3. Create Thanksgiving placemats
  4. Deliver a Thanksgiving meal to a neighbor that is house bound.
  5. Feed families by donating money to your local mission, homeless shelter or city mission.
  6. Create a Thanksgiving paper chain.
  7. Run a turkey trot (or walk).
  8. Create a journal of thanks.
  9. Mail a hand-written thank you note to someone that you appreciate
  10. Do a chore, provide a service or run an errand for a neighbor.
  11. Say your ABC’s this year …the ABC’s of Thanksgiving, that is.
  12. Send a letter of appreciation to an author that has impacted you through their books.
  13. Decorate your table with thanks.
  14. Create Thanksgiving place cards.
  15. Thank someone at work for doing their job well.
  16. Sing a song of thanks together.
  17. Be tree-mendously thankful this holiday season.
  18. Organize a scripture round robin.
  19. Visit a children’s hospital.
  20. Donate items to charity.
  21. Celebrate gratitude during your Thanksgiving dinner.

Gratitude Resource:


21 Stories of Gratitude:  The Power of Living Life With a Grateful Heart.”   Get your copy here:  http://www.amazon.com/dp/B009YWM3WI

Are you living life to the fullest? Or are you merely surviving from day to day?

One way to live life to the fullest is to live each day with a grateful heart. In this book, we share 21 stories of gratitude to give you encouragement and hope in your own journey. Gratitude is possible! Even though many times we cannot change our circumstances, we can change the way we see them. We can ask God to empower us to change our thoughts.


Our prayer for you is that you find encouragement within these pages. And we pray that you will ask God for His strength to renew your mind with His truth and the hope He offers each one of us every day. It is only through Christ renewing our minds that we can truly live each day with a grateful heart.


“And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.” Romans 12:2 (NKJV)


Other Gratitude Resources:


  • 21 Days of Gratitude Challenge:   Take the 21 days of gratitude challenge to celebrate Thanksgiving this year.  You can do this by yourself or as a family.


  • 21 Prayers of Gratitude:  Read a prayer of gratitude for 21 days to focus your heart on God and all He has given us.



About the Author:


Shelley Hitz

Shelley Hitz has been writing and publishing books since 2008. She is also the author of the website, FindYourTrueBeauty.com, that reaches thousands of girls each month around the world. Her openness and vulnerability as she shares her own story of hope and healing will inspire and encourage you.


Shelley has been ministering to teens since 1998 alongside her husband, CJ. They currently travel and speak to teens and adults around the country. Shelley’s main passion is to share God’s truth and the freedom in Christ she has found with others. She does this through her books, websites and speaking engagements.


You can find more about Shelley at www.ShelleyHitz.com or invite her to speak at your event here: www.ChristianSpeakers.tv



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  1. Thank you for hosting me! I pray that many find ways to celebrate gratitude this holiday season 🙂


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