Gratitude for Families

Gratitude Revealed brings you a message of gratitude for every family. It’s all about nurturing gratitude for your partner, inspiring seeds of gratitude within your children, offering some perspective during the challenging teen years and providing a path of gratitude and relief.

We offer gratitude exercises for celebrating partnership & marriage, for families with toddlers & for families with pre-teens. We know that each family is unique. Please adapt the challenges below to fit the needs of your family.



Create gratitude with paper & glue (and a little imagination). We’ve prepared a few fun PDF downloads for you to use with your family. Print, cut along the dotted line, and enjoy the chance to create more gratitude!


We have partnered with UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center to provide you with these scientific facts. Click on an item below to expand and reveal more.

Grateful people have an edge on the not-so-grateful when it comes to their health. According to research by Robert Emmons, the world’s leading scientific expert on gratitude, grateful people have stronger immune systems, lower blood pressure, better sleep quality, a reduced risk of heart disease, and they report fewer aches and pains. They also get more regular exercise and eat a healthier diet.
Researchers Giacomo Bono and Jeffrey Froh have found that grateful kids are happier and more optimistic, have better social support, are more satisfied with their school, family, community, friends, and themselves, and give more emotional support to others. Plus, grateful teenagers are more satisfied with their lives, work to improve their community, are more engaged in their schoolwork and hobbies, have higher grades, and are less envious, depressed, and materialistic. Find out more about the science behind generosity 
Bono and Froh’s research has also found that kids can become more grateful over time, with practice. It helps if adults provide encouragement, positive activities (like writing a gratitude letter), and model grateful behavior themselves!

A study by Ezra Markowitz, an assistant professor at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, found that people who are grateful to past generations are more likely to do good for the environment. He suggests that’s because gratitude enhances our sense of responsibility toward future generations. One way to build that kind of gratitude, he says, is by sharing the stories of environmental heroes from the past, like John Muir and Rachel Carson, who worked to preserve our parks and environment. That will help kids appreciate past generations and develop their sense of wonder and awe for the natural world.

Research suggests that when someone feels grateful for his or her romantic partner on one day, both partners feel more satisfied with their relationship on the next. That promotes a cycle of generosity, where gratitude leads to more positive feelings about the relationship, which motivates partners to invest more energy in their relationship—which leads to more gratitude. And expressing gratitude makes people feel closer to a friend or significant other.