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’.