Gratitude: How to make the grass greener on your side!

Gratitude: How to make the grass greener on your side!
It's important to me for my kids to be happy and content with the lives that they were given.  

That meant that gratitude practice had to be a main focus in our lives!

Just take a look at all of the benefits of a Gratitude practice!
Here are a few things that we do as a family to practice Gratitude:

1. We keep a gratitude jar.  A couple of times per week, we will write what we are thankful for on slips of paper and place them in a jar that we keep in our dining room.  On New Year's Day, we celebrate a new year by reading all of the memories and being thankful for all that the previous year had to offer us.  We then start the process again for the next year.  It's amazing to see all of the special moments that we shared during the year.  Focusing on the positive really outweighs any negatives!
2. We tell people THANK YOU!  We really try to make it a point to call, text, or write people to express our gratitude for messages or gifts.  We love to make artwork or food to share with people as a thank you too!

3. We notice beautiful things as we walk or drive and point them out.  If you've ever read or watched Winnie the Pooh, he does this simple exercise of simply naming things as he passes by.  It was in the movie Christopher Robin.  This simple act as we hike or drive just reminds us of the beauty that surrounds us.

4.  We find joy in each other with special family activities throughout the week.  Simple things like game night, fancy dinner night, or tickle time.  

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Day TWO of Break THRU Boredom, a Family Mindset Challenge: GRATITUDE

Day TWO of Break THRU Boredom, a Family Mindset Challenge: GRATITUDE
 Earth Day EVERYDAY!
When we feel grateful for our own lives and the body that we have, that gratitude can be felt by everyone that you come in contact with.  It has to be cultivated within the family and practiced internally for the Family Mindset to transform.  Let's heal the world bY starting with our own family.  
"Be the Change you Wish to See in the World"

Daily Affirmation
I love myself, I love the world

Activity: Interactive Read Aloud
The whole family needs to participate!

Invitations to play 

Gratitude Jar: An 'Attitude of Gratitude' takes practice and routine.  Introduce this at a family meal.  We keep a special jar, paper, and pens near our dining room table so we can visit this often.  Our family has a tradition to read the entire year's gratitude slips on January 1st as we say goodbye to the old and invite the New Year.  It's amazing to see just all that we've accomplished as a family in one year the extraordinary and the mundane!

Scavenger Hunts: Set out a basket with the Scavenger hunt, clipboards, and maybe some special writing utensils.  This makes it inviting and a little bit novel seeing special items.  You can also choose a special route to take.

For Younger Children:

For older children

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