I think it's so important for our students to realize what they're grateful for, especially when it comes to their friends! One of my favorite things to do is write down each student's name on a paper and hand them out randomly to each student (they can't get their own name). Then, that student thinks of something nice to write about that person. I explain that it shouldn't be things like "I like his shirt," that it needs to be a quality about that person. The students have a few minutes to write and then we sit in a circle and share our writing! Then the "owner" of the paper gets to take it home. It's always nice to see smiling faces.