As Thanksgiving Day approaches, frenzied preparations for a magnificent feast, rampant thoughts of Christmas preparations, and juggling busy family schedules can take over.
To help you focus on gratitude while balancing all your obligations, we've rounded up our favorite books, music, journals, and more that will remind you to be grateful in all things.
President Monson has always taught with such a personal touch as he is often found sharing inspiring personal experiences over the years. This time of year easily lends itself to the desire to ponder and count our blessings. Consider the Blessings presents 50 of the true accounts President Thomas S. Monson has shared over the years.
Who doesn't want to feel more grateful and less stressed this holiday season? This journal includes simple, quick prompts—focusing on gratitude, letting go of stress, and setting daily intentions—that are proven to increase happiness and set readers up for success every day. Each morning can be a time to renew our efforts in finding gratitude in of our lives.
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Cuddle up with your kids or grandkids this holiday season and read this charming picture book together. There is an awful lot to be grateful for. From the turkey on the table to warm, cozy cuddles, life is full of small things and bigger pleasures.
Many Church leaders have encouraged us to keep a gratitude journal. It only takes a matter of minutes to write down a few things you are grateful for at the end of each day. This practice can also make a world of difference in our lives.
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Thankful combines charming rhymes and whimsical illustrations to convey the importance of being thankful for everyday blessings.
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Fill your home with these beautiful hymns of Thanksgiving. In this newly remastered album, over 500 performers from BYU combine in a concert celebration of beloved American folk hymns. A Thanksgiving of American Folk Hymns features arrangements of beautiful hymn melodies in stunning performances that leave audiences profoundly moved and inspired.
Help your little ones understand the importance of saying "thank you" this holiday season. They are two of the most powerful words and should be spoken more frequently and with more love.
One way to celebrate the Thanksgiving season could be to write more thank you notes. Everyone loves to feel appreciated for what they do. Spread your love and gratitude further this holiday season with these beautiful cards.