Another way to embrace gratitude is through an acrostic poem.
This type of poem is where certain letters in each line spell out a word or phrase. Usually, the first letter of each line is capitalized. This makes it easier to see the word spelled out vertically down the page. In addition, acrostics are easy to write because they don’t need to rhyme, and you don’t need to worry about the rhythm of the lines. Each line can be as long or as short as you want it to be.
Are you ready to try writing your Grateful acrostic poem?
- First, write GRATEFUL down vertically.
- Second, brainstorm words or phrases that capture things for which you are grateful. If you have been keeping a gratitude journal, this could be a resource for you.
- Next, place your brainstormed words or phrases on the lines that begin with the same letters.
- Finally, fill in the rest of the lines to create a poem.
As an example, I have reflected upon that for which I am grateful.
I am GRATEFUL for:
G – God who shows up in my life in so many different ways
R – Relationships that feed and sustain me
A – Attunement to nature and how it feeds my soul
T – Truth that comes from deep inside
E – Evolving understanding of my value in this world
F – Feelings that allow me to know what I truly believe
U – Understanding people around me are also wounded and need grace and love
L – Love that I have finally allowed into my life in its fullest measure
Survivors to Thrivers encourages you to continue journaling thoughts of gratitude.
As you do this, you may find new definitions for GRATEFUL.
We would love to eventually see this Thriver Tribe begin to share these works of the heart with one another. If you would like to begin to courageously build that community and tribe, please share with us your gratitude thoughts or acrostic poem.
We are grateful for YOU! Here’s to Thriving!