The environment of RESPONSIBILITY includes the challenge to take ownership for one’s life, gifts, and resources. One of the best ways to begin meeting this challenge is through a grateful attitude. Looking around with eyes of gratitude heightens our awareness of the blessings in our lives. Gratitude shifts our focus from what we lack to the abundance of what we already have!

This month we want to encourage you to count your blessings and document them by using the hashtag #HF30daysofgratitude.
Each day this month, choose something your family is grateful for, then snap a photo and post it to social media. Our HomeFront social media team will choose one photo from the hashtag each day to post on our HomeFront social media pages. Our hope is to flood this hashtag with everything from the simple to the profound. Together we can open the eyes of the next generation and help them recognize there is always something to be thankful for.

As you snap your pictures, take one more quick step: Write a reminder of your photo on one of the leaf cutouts available from Using twine, tie these cutouts to a branch or a pumpkin and let your gratitude become beautiful décor to fill your home or holiday table.


• fall leaf download available from
• colored card stock
• marker
• hole punch
• twine


1. Snap a photo and post it using the hashtag #HF30daysofgratitude, then write a few words reminding you of your photo on the back of a fall leaf cutout.
2. Punch a small hole at the top of the leaf.
3. Cut twine to desired length and tie leaf onto a branch, a pumpkin, or another fall decoration.