With Thanks Giving we are often reminded to stop and reflect on what we are grateful or thankful for.
As we age, we Baby Boomers have probably changed our focus over the years.
However, I’m willing to bet that health and family have always been in the top few lists.
How can we pass on feelings thankfulness to our grandchildren?
It’s a great idea to sit down at the end of each day and list 3 things you are grateful for.
You should encourage your grandchildren to do the same thing.
They may focus on getting a good grade or having a fun time playing with a friend.
These are two great examples of things children should be grateful for.
Appreciating the little things helps shape positive things to come
If we help our grandkids think about the small things that make them happy, it will establish a framework from which greater, more positive things can happen.
The more grateful they are, the more likely better chances and opportunities will come their way?
Why? Because they will be looking out for them and they will be confident to take those chances knowing that they deserve them.
Spending a few minutes each day focusing on the small, but positive things that happened to you is a great way to encourage thankfulness and gratitude in all our lives.
We also looked at What we can teach our grandchildren on World Kindness Day