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Mindful Service: Gratitude Letters

Practicing gratitude can help us feel good in our mind and body. In this activity we explore what is feels like when we think about someone we are grateful for, write a letter to that special someone and, if it's possible, read the letter to that special someone. Writing a gratitude letter benefits both you and the recipient. You both get to receive the love and kindness of this practice! Instructions: 1. Click on the link to watch mindful little's youth and facilitators taking a mindful breath, writing a gratitude letter and practice giving and receiving gratitude letters. 2. Click on add to complete the mindful journal responses 3. Press play and take a mindful minute then answer the questions on page 2. 4. Decide if you want to create your own letter using materials from home or if you want to use the letter template created for you using the pencil or pen 5. Begin pen or mic the gratitude letter. 6. Use the pen or mic to describe what if felt like or could feel like if you read the gratitude letter aloud to the recipient. 7. Click the check to submit to your teacher.

Other, Art, English Language Arts, Social Emotional Learning
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Compatible with: Chromebooks, computers, iPads, iPhones, Android tablets, Android phones, Kindle Fire

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Practicing gratitude may increase a person's overall well being. The practice of gratitude creates resilience to ups and downs of life, strengthens relationships, and helps us "see" the good in ourselves and others. In this activity, students will practice what it feels like to think about the good someone brings into our lives. Then, write a gratitude letter to that person they care about. It helps students remember why they care so much about that person and it gives the recipient something positive and good to hold onto as well.