Gratitude unlocks the fulness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and then more.
Teaching my kids to be thankful starts with me! Do they see an attitude of gratitude in me? There is nothing faster that puts me into perspective and out of the pit of selfishness than to go from looking around to looking up and counting my blessings and naming them one by one.
Gratitude is born in hearts that take time to count up past mercies.
Charles E. Jefferson
Blessed be the Lord who daily loadeth us with benefits.
So many, so weighty are the girts of God's bounty, that he may be truly said to load us with them.
God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today. Have you used one to say 'thank you'
William Arthur Ward
Give thanks in all circumstance, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.
I Thess 5:18
...giving thanks always for all things to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Here are a few practical suggestions for cultivating thankful hearts in our children.
* This doesn't need to be a Thanksgiving Day thing only: go around the table and everyone say one thing they're thankful for.
* Gratitude Journal- much like a works of God journal- record daily or weekly the things we're thanking God for.
Please share ways that you practice thanks-giving with your little ones. I'm all ears!