Writing Piece: 101 Things I am Thankful For

Quick Writes:

  • Write down as many things as you can think of that you are grateful for. Think in detail. Think small. Think big.
  • Choose 1 of the things you are thankful for and list as many things as you can think of that you like about it.

Gratitude by Sam Harris

Thoughts on Gratitude by Sam Harris. Some powerful perspective about bein thankful.

101 Things I am Thankful for Piece:

Write a poem of 101 things you are thankful for. 

Be sure to:

  • Write 101 lines (do not number them).
  • Be Descriptive, Don’t Just List. Don’t just mention a thing you are thankful for, mention a quality about it for example: Don’t say “My Dog,” say “When my dog plays catch with me” This way you can mention multiple qualities about a single thing.
  • Write it in 4 stanzas of 25 lines, with a 1 stanza line for a super special item.
  • Give your piece a creative title besides “101 Things I am Thankful For.”
  • Avoid repetitive structure “when my team wins; when my team rides the bus to a game; when my uncle cooks spare ribs; when my dog chases her tail.”

Example Pieces: 101 Little Things In Life That I Love and 101 Reasons to Wake Up Early


  • Piece Contains 101 Lines (25pts)
  • Lines are descriptive, not just a list (25pts)
  • Organized into Stanzas, Lines aren’t numbered, Original Title (25pts)
  • Grammar, Spelling, Lines aren’t repetitive (25pts)
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