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Day 26: Thankful for Our Mentors

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Originally published November 26, 2019. Updated on November 26, 2022.

Hello, and happy Day 26 of the 30 Thankful Days Challenge. Today we’ll be focusing our grateful thoughts on the mentors in our lives, and in the lives of our children.

30 thankful days mentors

When you hear the word mentor, what comes to mind?

Do you think of a teacher who made a positive impact in your schooling?

Does the word mentor mean someone who served as a role model of sorts, who taught you invaluable skills?

Some people these days use the word mentor to describe someone like a coach whose guidance you sought out to help you reach your goals.

Mentors often help us grow, not just in terms of what we know, but in maturity and wisdom, as well as confidence.

The relationship between a student and mentor can be one that you seek out specifically. Or, it can be something that springs up naturally, by association, and because of need.

For example, if you begin work at a restaurant, you may be taken under the wing of a more accomplished chef who is willing to work with you and teach you the skills you need to succeed.

Or, if you’re training for a sport or for better health and fitness, your mentor could be a coach or trainer who works one on one with you.

A child who grows up in a challenging family could end up with a Big Brother or Big Sister scenario with a mentor who guides them through difficult times and helps them stay on track with their success.

Day 26 JOURNAL EXERCISE: Give thanks for mentors.

30 thankful days mentors

The journaling exercise for Day 26 of our 30 Days Thankful Challenge involves showing gratitude for a mentor who has influenced you or your children in a positive way.

Dedicate today’s writing to describing this mentor who helped you learn and grow.

  • What do you remember most about the mentor in your life or the life of your child?
  • What problems did the mentor help you or your child work through?
  • How has the mentor impacted your life for the better?
  • Did you express your gratitude for this person’s positive effects on your future? What did you say to him or her?
  • Do you think you yourself can one day mentor someone? What can you help people learn or master?
  • Who would you mentor if you could?

Free Journal

This is the free Workbook that goes along with the posts that you can download. It’s a perfect time to look at all the things we should be grateful for. Click below for a free journal.


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