5 Great Gratitude Resources for Thanksgiving

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By the Mindful Leader Team

What is gratitude? It isn't the same thing as being thankful. True gratitude towards the people in your life, workplace, and even strangers can transform you, both spreading happiness and even boosting your own health. Below are some resources we've gathered on gratitude and how to practice it in advance of the holiday.

1. How to Practice Gratitude from Mindful Magazine 

This article has it all: an introduction to gratitude, the science behind it, and several practices to start.

2. Discover Gratitude from the Mayo Clinic Health System

This is a free, virtual program where you journal daily for a month. The Mayo Clinic includes free gratitude journal sheets, three columns to journal on daily, and several resources about gratitude, mindfulness, and kindness. 

3. The importance of cultivating Gratitude in the workplace from PWC

This article goes in depth about what gratitude is and how it can be utilized in the workplace.

4. 13 Simple Ways of Expressing Gratitude at Work from Thrive Global

This article gives the reader easy tips to start bringing gratitude into their workplace life today.

5. Mental Health Is... Gratitude from the University of Colorado Boulder

The University of Colorado Boulder recommends several mindfulness practices to start your gratitude journey. Additionally, they go into the concept of gratitude guilt and how to be aware of it in your practice.

What gratitude practices have you tried? Comment below and let us know!


Richard Regan

I appreciate your message but quite frankly I am suffering from racial fatigue as an American Indian the last 2 weeks from reading Thanksgiving messages that avoid the elephant in the room this time of year.

I realize Thanksgiving is a complex holiday for some cloaked in a dominant message of gratitude and celebration of family and friends from the lens of white supremacy and privilege. But the truth of the matter is any Thanksgiving message that ignores the pain of Indigenous communities whose stolen land these observance occur on, continues the invisibility of millions of Native people whose ancestors extended the right hand of fellowship to white people, only to have that generosity met with racism, colonialism, mass genocide, ethnic cleansing, almost complete assimilation and displacement from their culture.
 You and your organization have benefited from these atrocities that have provided you sustenance and income. Would it be too much of an ask to reckon with the reality of this western/Eurocentric ideology that has benefited from these hate crimes?

 I will admit as an Indigenous person, I have enabled these conditions by not speaking my truth to this injustice in a consistent manner. I realize that my humble words do nothing to alleviate this painful shame we have caused my people. In the spirit of moving forward, don’t you think it is time to unlearn, deseed and banish these practices that perpetuate racism, colonialization, oppression and cultural appropriation.

 Could we at least move forward by stepping into our imperfect perfection by starting this discussion?

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Claire Rhode Staff

Hi Richard, 

Thank you for your comment. Our team really appreciates you taking the time to bring this to our attention. This is an area where we and the mindfulness community at large need to continue to educate ourselves more and will be doing so. 

Here's one article we found relevant from an instructor we work with, Rose Mina Munjee. If you, or if anyone else reading, has an article to share that is relevant, please let us know.

If you're interested in sharing more on this topic, we would be happy to explore that with you.

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