Gratitude that Inspires Action
The Gratitude Project encompasses various programs, events and initiatives that inspire individual acts and expressions of thanksgiving. Although it has been ever-present in American life for hundreds of years, thankfulness is not only an American tradition. There is a universal need to express and practice gratitude through prayer, gift-giving and celebrations.
This year, our Annual Thanks-Giving Event will join together people from all faiths on the common ground of gratitude. To keep thankfulness alive in 2019, there will be a gratitude thought-leader conference and the return of our Expressions of Gratitude Art Competition, where students express their gratitude through art, essay and dance. Our e-magazine, “Gratitude in Action,” will spread the word about the power of thankfulness and goodwill.
One of our on-going initiatives, the Thank You Note Project, will continue to encourage expressions of gratitude through simple thank you notes. It’s amazing how something as small as a thank you can make a huge difference in an individual’s life, and be a catalyst for positivity that extends beyond just one person.
Traditions of Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving and gratitude have marked important milestones in American life for hundreds of years, but thanksgiving isn’t only an American tradition.