A Basket of Thankfulness – Thanksgiving Activity!


And November means that Thanksgiving is knocking at the door (here in America, anyways)!

What do you think of when you think Thanksgiving?

Maybe you think of all the delicious food: Turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, pumpkin pie. Or perhaps you think of family and friends that you’ll see that day. Maybe the Macy’s Day parade or another festive tradition.

Pumpkins. Baking. Falling leaves. Cool weather.

Giving thanks.

Today we’re here to dive into that last one. Being thankful is so important. God calls us to give thanks. Gratefulness can change our whole outlook on life and the situations we’re in, good or bad.

“Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” -1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 

“Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise! Give thanks to him; bless his name! For the LORD is good; his steadfast love endures forever, and his faithfulness to all generations.” -Psalm 100:4-5




So, like last year, I have an activity for us to do to help us think and reflect on how much we have to be thankful for!

I hope that through this activity you will take some thought into how you’ve been blessed, and how much you can be thankful for, whether it is easy for you to think of, or difficult.

Here’s How it Works:

  • Comment below and list things you are thankful for! It can be one thing, several things, or as many as you want!
  • Be sincere. Try to put some thought into it, and think outside of the box. There are many noticeable (and wonderful) things to be thankful for like family and friends, which are fine to put, too, but try to dig even deeper into things that are less on the surface, or that others may not think of as much.
  • Spread the word! Okay, so this is not required, but I would appreciate if you decided to share this activity, whether on your blog or other social media so we can gather up many things to be thankful for!
  • Then, on November 23 (Thanksgiving Day) I can post everything that we’ve said in a great big list of thankfulness, along with the names of those who contributed!

This year I plan to put the list as one big list, with repeats taken out, and with contributor names at the end. 🙂


I’ll start us off with five things I am thankful for.

  1. The gospel!
  2. Light
  3. Creativity
  4. People being unique
  5. Our freedoms


And now it’s your turn!

Comment down below and let’s fill up this year’s Basket of Thankfulness!!



59 thoughts on “A Basket of Thankfulness – Thanksgiving Activity!

  1. I love this idea! I’m thankful for the moon, especially, after seeing the Total Solar Eclipse this past August! And actually, I’m thankful for seeing that amazing creation by God so that’s # 2 I’m thankful for the ability to smile and have others smile back! Great post!

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  2. This is such a great idea, Gracie! Some things that I am thankful for (just off the top of my head) are cold weather, road trips, my family, laughter, books, Jesus, and my home. 😀

    -Clara ❤

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  3. The month of November is a a great time to reflect on all the things for which we can give God thanks! Every year my family makes a big long list of things we are thankful for, which is fun. 🙂
    Here are a few for your basket a of thankfulness:
    1. The Bible
    2. Nature/the outdoors
    3. DSLR cameras
    4. musical instruments
    5. Southern Gospel music

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  4. Yay! I was looking forward to this! Here are mine:

    I’m thankful for:
    Jesus’ ultimate sacrifice for us
    A smile from a stranger
    A hot shower at the end of the day
    Encouraging music
    Constant encouragement from friends
    Flakes of snow falling from the sky
    Having a warm home
    Having the freedom to read God’s Word and pray to Him in our country
    For living in the United States
    For having a wonderfully cute dog
    A hot cup of tea
    For having the ability to write for God’s Glory
    For God blessing me with a magazine ministry
    For computers and technology

    I hope that;s not too many! I am so looking forward to this and I’m going to send out an email to my list of 45 people, so I hope you get lots of comments! 😀

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  5. I am grateful for
    My dogs
    The AMAZING blogging community
    Thanksgiving and Christmas
    Really just winter in general

    This is a really cool idea. I can’t wait to see how this ends up!

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  6. This really is a very good idea! Thank you so much for hosting it. I’m thankful for Jesus and the salvation that comes to me through the Holy Spirit. I am thankful for the good works that, through God’s grace, I am able to do. I’m thankful for the strength that He gives me to get through each day. I’m thankful for each day that God gives us to live, laugh, and spread His love to those around us.

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  7. Great idea!
    I am thankful for…
    Cinnamon rolls
    Courage to live God’s word fully
    All of the Modern technology so that I can “know” people that I have never met
    For all of the beautiful sunsets that we enjoyed this year
    For the warm whether and swimming!

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  8. Things I’m thankful for:

    Jesus, God and the Holy Spirit
    Macaroni and Cheese
    Hobby Lobby
    My BFFs
    Playing with my brother

    Yeah, I’m thankful for a lot of pretty random stuff, but I’m glad God gives us all of that stuff!
    P.S. I love this idea, Gracie!!!!!!!!

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  9. This is such a neat idea, Gracie! I shall try not to do repeats of things I’ve already seen written down here. 😉
    – color
    – sunsets
    – bunnies
    – a blog
    – a beautiful place to live
    – our farm
    – safety
    – the amazing human body
    – the ability to access education easily
    – health

    And soooo many other things! 🙂

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  10. Hello, I’m Laura! My pen pal introduced me to this and I think its such a cool idea. I’m thankful for sunset, they’re such beautiful blessings! I’m thankful for warmth, blankets, pen pals, internet so friends could stay in touch and most of all MY SAVIOUR!!

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  11. okay, let me see(in no specific order)

    my dolls

    my family


    my dad

    my mom

    my house

    my blog

    our church

    our horses

    my health


    the police

    our veterans

    fresh water

    good food

    being homeschooled


    the bible

    my pawpaw and mawmaw

    my aunt’s and uncles

    cars(not the movie)


    our president

    our chickens

    our 2 cute dogs

    gods grace

    that god forgives us and sustains us

    for the big green earth


    fresh air

    my sewing machine

    and all of the amazing bloggers!

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  12. I’m thankful that I can walk, talk, sing, help my mom to take care of my siblings. I’m also thankful that God has kept me safe when I travel and for giving me many pen-pals and friends. He is so good and merciful to me! I don’t deserve it! Thank you, Lord, for a Christian family and home!

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  13. This is really great! Here are some things that I am truly grateful for!
    ~My Salvation!
    ~My amazing Family
    ~Being able to worship God freely
    ~The Bible
    ~The Songs that God has given me
    ~The book that God helped me write published
    ~Our health/healing
    ~Blog and YouTube followers
    ~Being able to make people laugh (sometimes lol)
    ~Our great President of the USA
    ~The people who have inspired/encouraged/blessed me
    ~All the people who have invested so much into my life
    ~Being born in the USA
    ~Our Founding Fathers
    ~PureFlix (Christian movies)
    ~The Calling that God has put on my life!
    ~Oh, let’s not forget peanut butter, frozen yogurt, Whoppers and pizza!!

    I could go on and on but I’ll stop there! God Bless you and have a great rest of your day!!

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  14. YAY IT’S HERE!
    I’m thankful for (NOT IN ORDER!):
    My family
    My 6 dolls (if my sister gives me her Addy it’ll be 6, because all she cares about are Barbie dolls now)
    The man who died for us
    The roof above my head
    My friends
    My blog and all my blogging friends
    Being Homeschooled
    My teacher
    My great aunt (even though she likes the Warriors, bleh)
    Being alive!

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