There is a high correlation between gratitude and life satisfaction. If you are trying to instill kindness and gratitude in your family, try this one. Have a night where everyone makes handmade and handwritten thank you cards. Discuss who has been kind and supportive, and make them a nice card w/ a nice message. Also, don’t let these cards sit around, make placing proper postage and addressing the envelopes part of the activity. Take everyone involved for a car ride and drop the cards in a mailbox. This is great for a lot of reasons. It helps us appreciate even the little things that others do for us. It also makes others feel appreciated and special. In this day of instant messaging, texting, and email this would be a break-in-the-script and a breath-of-fresh-air. I am sure that you will receive positive responses from these.