Use the Conversation Starter of the Day to ignite a positive discussion.
Which decade had the best music?
What is the best thing that happened in your life in the past 5 years?
Which of your family or friends would have made the best therapist?
What’s the last nice thing you bought for yourself?
Who’s your favorite celebrity of all time?
If you were an insect, which one would you be?
Where do you do your best thinking?
Discuss the Inspiration Moment of the Day to inspire feelings of positivity.
A true friend never gets in your way unless you happen to be going down. – Arnold H. Glasow
Each day is the scholar of yesterday. – Publilius Syrus
The hardest arithmetic to master is that which enables us to count our blessings. – Eric Hoffer
A woman on the phone to her friend; I feel like my body has gotten totally out of shape, so I got my doctor’s permission to join a fitness club and start exercising…. I decided to take and aerobics class for seniors. I bent, twisted, gyrated, jumped up and down, and perspired for an hour. But, by the time I got my leotards on, the class was over. – Maxine
Man is a being in search of meaning.- Plato
A man buys a parrot and brings him home. But the parrot starts insulting him and gets really nasty, so the man picks up the parrot and tosses him into the freezer to teach him a lesson. He hears the bird squawking for a few minutes, but all of a sudden the parrot is quiet. The man opens the freezer door, the parrot walks out, looks up at him and says, “I apologize for offending you, and I humbly ask your forgiveness.”
The man says, “Well, thank you. I forgive you.”
The parrot then says, “If you don’t mind my asking, what did the chicken do?” – Maxine
It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light. – Aristotle
Begin each day by reciting the Daily Statement of Thankfulness or offer your own out loud or silently. Next, follow the daily prompt.
I am thankful for all the good I have experienced over the course of my life and for the good I helped others experience.
I am thankful for the growth and strength my challenges afforded me and for the times I was able to help others through their challenges.
I am thankful to have loved others and to have been loved by others.
I am thankful for the lessons I learned and for those I helped to teach.
I am thankful for the efforts I made and the work I did and for the efforts that were made and for the work others did on my behalf.
I am thankful for the laughter I have enjoyed and for the times I was able to make others smile.
I am thankful I have had so many people, things, and experiences in my life to be grateful for.
Say out loud what you are grateful for at this moment.
Draw something you have been grateful for in your lifetime.
Visualize someone you are or were grateful for.
Write down anything in the world that you are grateful for.
Think about something others were grateful to you for during your lifetime. For example: Did you teach someone to fish or bake their favorite cookie? Did you hold the door for strangers? Did you teach Sunday School or give a friend a ride to work?
Think of someone you would like to thank if you could for something they did. Examples: the military for keeping us safe or your first-grade teacher or the cruise ship captain who kept you safe as you vacationed.
Name one thing in each category that you are or have been thankful for: