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10 Tips to Express Gratitude in Your Life

At Camp Kupugani–our multicultural overnight summer camp two hours west of Chicago and 90 minutes south of Madison, Wisconsin–we help our campers express gratitude. Below are some tips from a recent great article from the University of Minnesota, to help you us be thankful during this season! Bullets below; you can read the full article here

Every day, say aloud three good things that happened

  • Make time to see the positive
  • Studies have shown saying something out loud helps you to remember it better

Keep a gratitude journal

  • Write down all the positives from your day
  • Look back at it when you are struggling to find good things in your day

Say thanks to your partner/friend

  • Connecting over gratitude helps a relationship grow

Cool a hot temper with a quick gratitude inventory

  • Focus on what is good
  • Go back to the journal

Thank yourself

  • Own the good things you have done for yourself (I.e. took a walk, ate a good lunch)

Use technology to send three gratitude messages a week

  • Send these to friends or coworkers
  • Focus on spreading these out among your connections

Savor the good moments

  • Pay attention to when you are feeling good
  • Reflect on these good moments when you are feeling down.

Check for silver linings

  • Learn from your mistakes
  • Find small positives in everything

Look outward, not inward

  • Give your time to someone
  • Be empathetic to the needs of others

Change your perspective

  • Put yourself in someone else’s shoes

Camp Kupugani is one of the 50 Most Amazing Summer Camps for Kids

Camp Kupugani has been named one of the 50 Most Amazing Summer Camps for Kids.

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Kupugani touches on all the core values and enrichment that we hope to instill in our [child]. My husband and I absolutely love Camp Kupugani. Our [child] gained immensely from camp.

Lisa G.

Everyone…was just so, so personable, kind, and the kind of person I want
my [child] looking up to and spending time with.

Laura V.

[My daughter’s] face lights up when she speaks about camp, it’s a priceless experience.

Kenya P.

I have never come in contact with such a wonderful group of people at a camp before. Everyone did an outstanding job, the camp was so organized, it was unbelievable.

Joe M.

She absolutely loves the camp, the staff, and all the friends she makes there. I consider Kupugani to be a big influence in helping her grow and expand her mind each summer.

Luci A.


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