Do you fear that your kids will, “Never have enough” or “be good enough”? It’s s heartbreaking. Children starting at 7 years old are watching Youtube personalities and their high octane life, one that is far different than theirs. This can leave children (and even us adults) feeling like we will never be able to achieve this unrealistic level of wealth, happiness, abundance, love or romance. Yet, the one thing to ground us is to reflect on the things we do have to be thankful for. . . and that’s why we wanted to create a post on a fun interactive way to reflect on things you are truly grateful for!
GRATITUDE IS POWERFUL
Gratitude switches your focus from the worries of the future and the regrets of the past to that of present.
The choice to adopt a grateful attitude toward life transforms what could easily be looked upon as “a life in which at least half of it sucks,” into, “a life so full of amazing things I you can’t stop smiling.”
Whether you are grateful or not, people will notice, you can not hide it.
So how do you teach your children to be more grateful? One easy way is to make it a topic of conversation every single day.
HOW TO CREATE A GRATITUDE JAR
This is a great way to create not only a great visual representation of all the things you are grateful for, but its also another great way to make this a topic of conversation in your household.
1. Grab a large KERNS jar. (AMAZON LINK)
2. Paint it and decorate it as the ‘Gratitude Jar’.
3. Cut up colorful pieces of paper and place them within the jar.
4. Every day at breakfast / dinner ask every family member to write one thing they are grateful for and place it in the jar.
KEEP IT A SECRET
Keep each submission a secret. Then on the last day (IE: Thanksgiving) take out each piece of paper and read it to the whole family.
SHARE IT WITH EVERYONE
Instead, everyone can share what they are thankful for, then on the very last day (ie: thankgiving), read them aloud.