Last year I gave some family members "Thankfulness Jars". They are little jars with small note pads and pens. They were instructed to write down everything good that happened during the year. Fold up the things they wrote and put it in the jar. Then, on New Year's Eve, read what a great year they had.
Here is our jar from this year:
I am giving the same folks (hope I remember who they all were) new pads of paper and pens this year to keep up their jars.