the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness.
It's that time of year where you hear people really emphasizing the importance of being thankful and showing gratitude. I believe that you should be thankful every single day. You should be thankful and appreciative of what you have all of the time, not just one part of the year. I also believe it's important to teach this to our children. I encourage parents to raise more grateful children and less entitled ones.
So I came up with this idea to buy a jar, and some blank gift tags, and for each of us to write something we are thankful for each day. If you have more than one thing, even better. It's a great activity for the family and it's fun to see the jar fill up with all of our blessings. It's a great way to show our kids how many things we have and they have to be thankful for. If your little ones can't write, or just learning to write, drawing pictures are great as well.
At the end of the month, pour them out on the table or the floor and read through them as a family and, make it a beautiful, family sharing moment.
You can add in pictures, quotes, bible verses, questions, and personal experiences. Even add the date to them. It's going to be a year long activity for us and I'm so glad we're making this a family tradition.
What are some ways you show gratitude in your house?