Keep a journal with writings and/or artwork to record and express what you are most thankful for in your life. There are many small things that are easy to take for granted. This is a good way to recognize and therefore appreciate what we have, so that we may share our talents with others. Suggestion is to make sure that names and characteristics of people who are important to you also get entered. Attempt to make an entry in this journal at least weekly, and make sure the focus stays on gratitude. For young children, a gratitude journal can be in the form of drawings.