20 Little Attitudes of Gratitude for Your Home

20 Little Attitudes of Gratitude for Your Home

Attitude of Gratitude

Back in 2008 I shared a list of our family’s 20 Little Attitudes of Gratitude, things I wanted our son and our family to work on around the home. I’ve been thinking it is high time we revisit it, both for our own family and to hopefully inspire your family as well! I looked through the list I made back then and was thinking of updating it this week, but you know what? I still love everything on that list — so here it is!

20 Little Attitudes of Gratitude

  1. Mind your manners. Say please, thank you and excuse me.
  2. Smile when you see your family. Turn your frown upside down.
  3. Pick up after yourself.
  4. Notice when others do kind things for you, show gratitude by action or words.
  5. Say I love you before going to bed.
  6. Give hugs daily.
  7. Don’t worry about tomorrow. Focus on what you are happy about today.
  8. Create gratitude journals to keep track of daily blessings.
  9. Show thankfulness for even the little things others do for you.
  10. Leave love notes in unexpected places like lunch boxes and under pillows.
  11. Encourage someone with a compliment.
  12. Verbalize what you are grateful for when you feel like complaining.
  13. Keep a basket of small slips of paper on the table. Write notes of thankfulness during the week and read them to each other during a family meal.
  14. Remember to thank God for blessings each day.
  15. Surprise your family (or friends) with little gifts or treats to show you thought of them.
  16. No grumbling about minor annoyances around the house.
  17. Do special things to cherish time with your family. You never know what tomorrow will bring.
  18. Reflect on happy memories regularly. Make inspiration boards of special times.
  19. Help someone out without them having to ask you. Watch for someone in need.
  20. When you are doing household chores, be grateful you have a home to clean.

“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more.” –Melodie Beatty

By making a list of 20 attitudes we can work on and putting them into practice, we can make our homes a much happier place to be not only for Thanksgiving but every day of the year. I encourage you to make your own gratitude list. Share it in the comments today, or create one with your family, and even write a post about it for your blog or Facebook and let me know you shared it!

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20 Little Attitudes of Gratitude for Your Home

Little Things I Love About Fall @ Home {My Bedroom}

Little Things I Love About Fall @ Home {My Bedroom}

One of my favorite series at The Inspired Room throughout the years has been my 20 Little Things lists. So to bring it back, I will be sharing little peeks of favorite cozy corners and things I love about Fall in my home throughout this Falling For Fall series!

I love to travel, but one of the things that always strikes me when I’m away is how much I miss the comforts of home. Even when I stay in a wonderful place, nothing can compare!

That is what Fall Nesting is all about for me. I love appreciating the little things that mean so much.

So let’s get started with my first favorite things about Fall at home…

Little Things I Love About Fall @ Home {My Bedroom}

# 1 I love crawling into our cozy bed on a chilly Fall night
and snuggling down under the covers.

Little Things I Love About Fall @ Home {My Bedroom}

***Feel free to join in with my Fall series or do your own Little Things to Love about Fall @ Home posts!
Link up your Fall posts to the Fall Nesting linky, or simply take photos of favorite Fall corners and hashtag them with #inspiredfallnesting to post on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter, or simply leave a few of your favorite things about Fall in your home in the comments below!

PS. Just a few more days to enter the $300 Fall shopping spree sweepstakes!

31 Days of Falling for Fall:
Day One
Day Two
Day Three
Day Four
Day Five
Day Six
Day Seven

Today is Day Eight!

***Fall Nesting party links***