Happy Day of Giving Thanks.
Below is The Gratitude Questionnaire–6 (GQ-6). We invite you to score your Gratitude. Using the scale below as a guide, write a number beside each statement to indicate how much you agree with it. 1= strongly disagree 2= disagree 3= slightly disagree 4= neutral 5= slightly agree 6= agree 7= strongly agree
— 1. I have so much in life to be thankful for.
— 2. If I had to list everything that I felt grateful for, it would be a very long list.
— 3. When I look at the world, I don’t see much to be grateful for.
— 4. I am grateful to a wide variety of people.
— 5. As I get older I find myself more able to appreciate the people, events, and situations that have been part of my life history.
— 6. Long amounts of time can go by before I feel grateful to something or someone.
1. Add up your scores for items 1, 2, 4, and 5.
2. Reverse your scores for items 3 and 6. That is, if you scored a “7,” give yourself a “1,” if you scored a “6,” give yourself a “2,” etc.
3. Add the reversed scores for items 3 and 6 to the total from Step 1.
This is your total GQ-6 score. This number should be between 6 and 42.
If you scored below a 34 or lower you need a gratitude intervention.
If you scored a 35 out of 42 you grade in at a C – consider a gratitude journal by counting your blessings. This activity involves writing down five things for which you are grateful either daily or weekly.
If you scored a 38 out of 42 you grade in at a B – consider a gratitude letter or visits which includes writing and delivering a letter of gratitude in person to someone who you never thanked for making a difference in your life.
If you scored a 41 or higher you grade at an A and if you scored a 42 you grade in at an A+ Keep being you and doing the things that fill your heart full of gratitude.
Scripture Reading: Psalm 100:4
“Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise.
Give thanks to him, bless his name.”
What does a heart filled with gratitude mean to you?
How do you express gratitude?
What will help you become more grateful?
Prayer: Holy God, our hearts sing with joy for the many blessing that have come our way. Thank you Lord. Amen.
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