Thanks Mom!

I’m dedicating this week’s posts to Mothers everywhere!

Let’s face it…we didn’t become Moms for the gratitude, but it sure is nice when our children thank us for all that we do for them!   Here’s hoping we all hear the words, “Thanks Mom…YOU ROCK!” this Mother’s Day!

traits-of-a-mother

Thanks to Poppy Seed Projects for this poster.  Click here to get your FREE printable (you might want to use it to say thank-you to your Mom, too!).

For more thoughts on teaching children how to express their gratitude, check out my posts on ‘Saying thank-you’ and ‘Writing thank-you cards’.

Thanksgiving alphabet

I saw this great idea on Pinterest and thought I’d share it with everyone.  When you’re sitting down and enjoying a delicious Thanksgiving dinner with your family, give this Thanksgiving Alphabet Game a try.  Go around the table and, for each letter of the alphabet, have everyone name at least one thing that they are thankful for.  It’s a great way to practice gratitude and to remind ourselves just how much we have to be thankful for!

Have a blessed Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving Alphabet Game

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To learn more about what you can do to teach your children the importance of gratitude, read my posts Saying thank-you and Be thankful.

 

Be thankful

It’s almost Thanksgiving in the United States, so I wanted to share this great quote.  “Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more.  If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.” (Oprah Winfrey).

It’s so true…so many people spend their lives in a constant state of wanting more, instead of being thankful for and appreciating what they have right now.  If you’re always looking for more, you will never recognize when you have “enough”.

This is an important life lesson for our children, too.  They can get pretty wrapped up in always having the latest toy or electronic gadget.  Teach them to slow down and enjoy what they have before they get the next thing.  Sometimes, it’s a good thing to have to wait!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Wise words from Oprah (always!)

It’s important that our children also learn how to say thank-you.  For details, check out my post entitled, ‘Saying thank-you’.