As the month of “love” comes to an end, it’s a great time to begin intentionally fostering an attitude of gratitude in our children. One way we’re doing this is by creating a gratitude tree. I saw this idea on Pinterest and loved it. Unfortunately I can’t find the pin to credit the source.
For the month of February I asked A.J. what he is grateful for and wrote it on a heart on the tree. I also included what I’m grateful for and plan to keep the hearts as a keepsake.
When A.J. talks with my mom over the phone she always asks him what he is grateful for. These conversations inspired me to be more intentional about talking about gratitude and to explore ways that we can demonstrate this spirit daily. I will share ideas as I come up with them.
How are you fostering an attitude of gratitude in your children?
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Awesome! I really like the idea of having a keepsake to encorage gratitude.
I TRY to encourage an attitude of gratitude in my tot at the end of each day by mentioning in prayer every encouter and/or experience we’ve had during the day. Even for the little things I might usually take for granted…I think he is catching on to it because last night he said thank you God for the rain because it make the flowers pwetty 🙂
BTW…Great Blog..I love it!
I think it is wonderful to include all that you are grateful for during the day in your prayer before going to bed. That’s something that I’m going to keep in mind to do. Your son thanking God for the rain is simple, beautiful, yet profound. Most adults get depressed over rain…LOL! I appreciate you taking time to comment. I love it!
What a wonderful idea. Great learning for your little one and a reminder to those of us not so young (smiles) I really enjoy reading about the wonderful things you are doing with your children. I know someone in heaven is smiling down on each of you.
Thank you so much. We are doing the best that we can. I humbly pray to be forgiven for the mistakes that we make as parents. I hope our children will have compassion for us and others when they grow older, so we’d better start teaching such virtues now. We welcome any help from above to do so! 🙂