I LOVE Thanksgiving! It is a time of year when gratitude and thankfulness are front and center of most peoples’ minds and being a huge thankful sap like me is okay for a few days at least!
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But if you’re anything like me, that empty journal page can be daunting, so here are some prompts to help you get your Thanksgiving thoughts out on paper.
Journaling is a great way to focus your thoughts, work out problems and remind ourselves that even in times of trouble, there are things in life that are good.
So whether your year has been great or hard, there is always something to be grateful for!
Here are my best tips and ideas for creative Thanksgiving journalling prompts you can use to write about how grateful you are for this this holiday season!
Thanksgiving Themes & Images
If you are a doodler or junk journal-er like me, you might want to have some themes to think about when you are journalling! Here are some ideas to get your gears turning!
- Turkeys (duh)
- Thanksgiving dinner
- Pumpkins & squash
- Pumpkin Pie
- Colored corn
- Native Americans
- Sheaves of wheat
- Cream or beige
- Burgundy or cranberry
Thanksgiving Prompts For Journaling
Write about 10 things you are grateful for.
What are the things that stress you about Thanksgiving?
What are your favorite Thanksgiving memories of childhood?
Who am I thankful to have in my life?
How am I fortunate?
What things do I have that I am thankful for?
What abilities do I have that I’m grateful for?
What experiences have I had that I am grateful for?
What happened recently that I am grateful for?
What opportunities do I have that I am thankful for?
Write a story about the first Thanksgiving day feast with your family as the pilgrims
What part of my job am I most thankful for?
What have other people done that I am thankful for?
What relationships am I thankful for?
We all take things for granted, but what can I stop taking for grated and be grateful for?
What is there about the challenges/difficulties I have experienced that have taught me gratitude?
What is different today than it was a year ago that I’m thankful for?
What am I able to offer others that I am grateful for?
What opportunities to help others am I thankful for?
If I could go back to the Pilgrims and first colonizers of our country, what would I thank them for?
Thanksgiving Writing Prompts Wrapup
In doing this post I realized how much I have to be grateful for! With that in mind I am going to make a little creative writing time part of my Thanksgiving tradition from now on!
A little fun Thanksgiving writing time will be great after all the dishes are done and everyone is laying around in a turkey coma (I am immune being the only vegetarian in the bunch!)
Additional Resource :: HUGE List of Thanksgiving and Gratitude Quotes