Encouraging Hearts and Home: Focusing on Gratitude

A few years in a row I participated in a Thankful challenge on social media where we posted one thing we were thankful for each day of November complete with a quick photo or image and it really stuck with me.  I started encouraging my boys to think of November as gratitude month as well.  I'm sad to say we've gotten away from this habit as they've gotten older but I still try to keep the whole family focused on being thankful for all the blessings we've been given in this life.  This week's features are all from last week's party and have to do with gratitude and being thankful. 

And Now, It's Time for This Week's Encouraging Hearts & Home Blog Hop!  


Join your Encouraging Hearts & Home Co-Hosts each week for encouragement and support for your heart & your home. We hope to provide a space that builds each other up and lends a helping hand along the way. With all the negativity in the world, let's shine a positive light!

Some of my favorites from last week:

Give Thanks Fall Printable by Comfort Spring

Use the form below to share your family-friendly posts this week, and please consider these nice things you can do:

  • Follow and/or subscribe to your host's blog.
  • Visit a few other bloggers and show them your support. We all love getting comments, and who knows what inspiration you may find? Be sure to share the love--that's what a blog hop is all about!
  • Check out our Encouraging Hearts & Home Pinterest board where each host pins her 10 favorite posts each week.
  • Join us every Thursday!
  • If you are interested in co-hosting, contact Linda at Apron Strings & Other Things!

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  1. LOVE LOVE LOVE everything about this post! Gratitude changes everything for the better

  2. Such a lovely idea. We all have plenty to be thankful for!

  3. Thank you for including my Gratitude Journaling Prompts with this weeks awesome features! I am so grateful for you

    1. You're welcome! Thanks for sharing with us.

  4. Thanks so much for featuring my list of family-friendly gratitude activities! I really enjoy the focus on gratitude during November. It really helps reset my focus on what is important!

  5. I keep a daily gratitude journal, Joanne, to remember something each day to give thanks. I appreciate you hosting this wonderful party!

    1. I have one... but I haven't really gotten into the habit of using it every day all year round yet.

  6. Joanne,
    I practice Gratitude every day and keep a gratitude journal...
    Thanks again for hosting this lovely party every week! I know how much time and effort goes into doing so and I want you to know that it is greatly appreciated!! Stay safe, healthy and happy!!

  7. I love this! I kept a gratitude journal a couple of years ago and I'd like to start doing that again.

  8. I love the idea of projects and tasks that remind us of things we're grateful for. Every year for Thanksgiving, my mom would have everyone write on the inside of our own Fall themed card the things we were thankful for, and then we'd place them onto our Fall themed Christmas tree (because we kept ours up all year long). Since we sold my childhood home, and she downsized, we haven't done this, but it's something I always remember.


  9. I love the features this week and November is wonderful month to be thankful for a lot in our lives. I hope you have a nice end of the week and weekend.

  10. Gratitude and perspective are my two focus words that keep my life so fulfilled and so very happy! Great post!


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    1. We are so lucky to have so many wonderful bloggers linking up with us each week.

  12. Definitely have a lot to be thankful for and showing more gratitude.

  13. It's a great idea. Thank you for the party.

  14. What a great round up. It is good to be thankful for the things that we have x

  15. Gratitude really does change our whole perspective on life!
    Great post Joanne!


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