Give thanks to the people who make your life great.
We all have real life fairy godmothers (and fairy godfathers!) we feel thankful for. They might be family members, friends, teachers, members of our community, or even famous people.
As a fairy godmothers in-the-making, you can practice gratitude by first noticing all the things others do for you, then showing your appreciation with handmade gratitude cards.
1. Make a list of gratitude
Make a list of people and the sweet things they do for you. Maybe your dad makes great oatmeal cookies? Or your grandma shares her garden? Maybe you have a friend who gives you courage—just like Kerka does for Birdie. Who knows? You might even be thankful for the city workers who pick up your recycling each week!
Stick this list on the wall near your bed or your desk so you can ponder it every day.
2. Pick someone
Choose someone—or more than one someone!—on your list that you’d like to surprise with a handmade card of thanks.
3. Get crafting!
Start with the Fairy Godmother Academy Gratitude Card or with your own paper or cardboard. Decorate with drawings, photos, magazine clippings, stamps, or cool designs. Use markers, glitter, feathers, whatever you can find to make it fun.
4. Put your heart into it
Now write something heartfelt inside. Describe how much you love the tomatoes from grandma’s garden, or compose a poem for the recycling guy! Express gratitude in a way that feels true for you.
Hand deliver your card or find an envelope to address, stamp and send. Or leave your card in a clever spot—stuck on your grandma’s refrigerator, taped to your recycling bin—where the recipient is sure to find it!
6. Tell Birdie about it!
What special people and actions are on your gratitude list? Who did you make a card for? A family member? Someone far away? How did they like it? Send Birdie an update. She might just post it on her blog!