Project Gratitude

The Student Health Center invites the LU campus to practice Gratitude this November. Gratitude is the appreciation of what is valuable and meaningful to oneself and represents a general state of thankfulness and appreciation.

It starts with noticing all the good that happens in life. We’ll be hosting a few events around campus to provide gratitude opportunities!

  • November 9: Be a Thankful Card
    11 am - 1:30 pm, SSC Food Court
    Show someone how grateful you are for them by sending them a card! Stop by our table, grab a card or two, and let someone know how much you care.

  • November 17: Wellness Wednesday - Social Wellness and Gratitude
    12 pm - 1 pm, SSC Bayou North
    St by to learn how practicing gratitude can improve your personal and social wellness.

  • November 1 - November 19: Gratitude Baskets
    Residence Halls, SSC Room 270, Student Health Center
    Grab a card and write what you're thankful for!

“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow.” – Melody Beattie

How Can Practicing Gratitude Help Me?

Practicing gratitude can positively impact your life in many ways, including:

  • Enhanced wellbeing
  • Deeper relationships
  • Improved optimism
  • Increased happiness
  • Stronger self-control
  • Better physical and mental health
  • Reduced levels of stress
  • An overall better life

Ways to Practice Gratitude

Gratitude Journal: At the beginning or end of each day, write down something you are grateful for or one great thing that happened. Use a notebook or digital log. Here are some prompts to use:

  • “Today I am grateful for…”
  • “Today I saw/tasted/felt/experienced…”
  • “ I am grateful that today I was strong enough to…”
  • “I am grateful for the following new things I learned today…”
  • “Today I excelled at…”
  • “The best thing I accomplished today is…”

Gratitude Jar: Anytime you experience a moment of gratitude write it on a piece of paper and put it in the jar. Find a special time, maybe New Year’s Eve, and review everything you wrote the past year.

Gratitude Letter: Write a letter to someone who has had an impact on you.

Three Good Things: Identify three things that have gone well for you recently.


An Introduction to Mindful Gratitude

Cultivate an Attitude of Gratitude