Use the Conversation Starter of the Day to ignite a positive discussion.
What’s your favorite clothing pattern – pinstriped, flowered, striped, or tweed?
Describe your favorite photo of yourself.
What’s your favorite appetizer?
Do you like red or white wine?
Do you prefer music that relaxes you or makes you want to get up and dance?
Who is the funniest person in your family?
Do you like the rain? Why or why not?
Discuss the Inspiration Moment of the Day to inspire feelings of positivity.
“What do you call a pig that does karate? Pork chop” – unknown
“To be or not to be a horse rider, that is equestrian.” – Mark Simmons, comedian
“A smile is a curve that sets everything straight.” – Phyllis Diller
“I think; therefore I am.” – Rene Descartes
“When all else is lost, the future still remains.” – Christian Nestell Bovee
“Two dog owners are arguing about whose pet is smarter. “My dog is so smart,” says the first owner, “that every morning he goes to the store and buys me a sesame seed bagel with chive cream cheese, stops off at Starbucks and picks me up a mocha latte, and then comes home and turns on ESPN, all before I get out of bed.” “I know,” says the second owner. “How do you know?” the first demands. “My dog told me.” – From the book Laughter: The Best Medicine
‘Two guys stole a calendar. They got six months each.” – Alex Del Bene
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: