Session 4, Hope Expressed, is all about showing and expressing gratitude. As you begin the session, form several small groups, and give each group a sheet of paper. Give them two minutes to complete this challenge as a group: write as many things as you can that complete this sentence: “I am thankful for ______________.” When time is called, lead each group to read their list. As each item is read, lead other groups to mark off any item they said as well. Award some kind of prize to the group with the most unique items on their list.
- Why aren’t we more intentionally thankful? How might our lives change if we were?
Substitute the following question for Question 3 in the Personal Study Guide: What keeps you from being more thankful and expressing your gratitude?
Substitute the following question for Question 5 in the Personal Study Guide: How can you intentionally thank God for the blessings in your life instead of just being thankful?
We want to hear from you! How are you introducing the topic of showing gratitude with the Boomers in your class or small group?