- Create a Gratitude Calendar for use in your household daily or sabbath devotional observances. Set up a schedule of blessing emphases in a date book, perhaps having a different focus for each month: (1) People We've Known, (2) People We Do Not Know but Admire (living and dead), (3) Artists, (4) Service Providers, (5) Spiritual and Other Communities, (6) Our Bodies, (7) Places, (8) Animals, (9) Nature, (10) Food and Drink, (11) Things, (12) Opportunities.
- Identify creative ways to show your gratitude to God and the world. Send letters of appreciation to teachers or writers whose work has touched you. Make Gratitude Awards for excellent household service (to a cooking pot, the dishwasher, telephone) or faithful companionship (to a pet, your car). Thank your body by giving your feet a massage or blessing your skin with moisterizing lotion. Show your gratitude for the gifts of nature by incorporating some of them — house plants, leaves, acorns, rocks, sand — into a table centerpiece. Hold dedication ceremonies for your home, garden, or a project at work.
- Be a blessing by performing a service to a neighbor or a shut-in — doing a chore, running an errand, or delivering groceries.
- Extend your gratitude into your community. In appreciation for the good service of a grocery store, a cleaners, or a gas station, tell your friends about the place so that their business can grow. To thank public servants and community activists, attend meetings and fundraisers or volunteer to help in their offices.