Teaching Gratitude…

Ridiculously blessed!

No doubt about it…is there? No.

As an elementary teacher, the hearts and minds of my students are a constant concern.  How do we teach children gratitude and thoughtfulness?

As teachers, parents, and grandparents, we model it.

Quite honestly, today  in our society…there are many adults who need these lessons as well.   

10 Ways to Infuse Our Daily Lives With Acts and Words of Gratitude.

1. Serve others.

2. Write thank you notes often for all gifts.

3. Keep a  daily gratitude journal.

4. Become aware of the tremendous need around you.

5. Eliminate excess in our  homes.

6. Be generous with others, especially those in need.

7. Make a point to say “Thank you” often to those who offer service…Waitress, waiters, cashiers, the precious people who clean public restrooms…These people are often neglected and ignored.

8. Give away something you  love.

9. Spend time weighing wants versus needs.

10. Learn to take care of what you have and value.

Great Sites for Teaching Gratitude

 

http://www.spreadinggratituderocks.com

http://www.pinterest.com/jdaniel4smom/teaching-thankfulness-and-gratitude/

http://www.aholyexperience.com/2012/03/how-to-help-raise-grateful-kids/

Ann Voskamp's One Thousand Gifts

Ann Voskamp’s One Thousand Gifts

Ann Voskamp’s One Thousand Gifts impacted my heart with the force of a semi-truck…The book, coupled with her website, www.aholyexperience.com, are powerful reminders of God’s grace during this Thanksgiving season. It tangled thankfulness and grace in ways I had not considered.

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  1. The Atidecrem Life Project November 3, 2013 at 11:26 pm Reply

    Awesome list! Thank you for sharing it!

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