I LOVE using Gratitude Journals! I try to do it even for myself, I write down something every day that I'm grateful for. I love reading through old lists to see how much life has changed.
Usually in class, we just write about what we are thankful for today. But sometimes I give them more directed prompts. This time I asked them to write about what they are grateful for that they cannot see. It was a tough one for many of them. Some students wrote something like a book and when I asked "can't you see a book?" they would say "well, I'll hide it so you can't see it". They just couldn't wrap their heads around what I was asking them.
These were some answers I was very impressed by: