It’s easy to get consumed by “stuff”- getting stuff, doing stuff, cleaning stuff… Everywhere we look, there’s something to see or do. So, I’m making it my goal to focus less on “stuff” and more on things that matter. Things like people and experiences. Making memories. Enjoying time together. Valuing people over things. Showing appreciation and compassion. That’s where the “30 Days of Thankfulness” comes in.
Each day in November, I’m going to ask my children a question about being thankful, appreciative, or grateful. I’m going to record their answers AND keep their answers.
Ideally, I’d put their answers (it’s a really cute printable) in their scrapbooks, but I’ll be honest. Their scrapbooks aren’t done yet, so their 30 Things I’m Thankful For in November 2017 will get added to their scrapbook stack. But, at least we’ll have it for “someday” when I actually get around to putting their scrapbooks together. And, who knows? By the time it’s time to take their papers off the fridge, I *might* have their scrapbooks started. Stranger things have happened.
Along with asking them these questions (I have 12 to get you started), we’re going to talk about what it means to be thankful, appreciative, and grateful. Otherwise, how will they know what it means? And, I want to dig below the surface a bit and use this as an opportunity to help them focus on people and experiences rather than tangible things and “stuff.” I want to raise grateful, caring, and compassionate kids. That’s something that starts at a young age, so we’re going all in on it this month. After all, social skills are important too, right? And teaching values. 🙂
So, will you join me? It’s free. Get your 12 questions and choice of printables by signing up here. It’ll be sent straight to your inbox, along with a few activities spread throughout the month of November, all centered around being thankful. And, if you want, you can even print out a page for yourself and challenge yourself to record 30 things you’re thankful for (one each day of the month).
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