Teaching our Kids to be Thankful
Thanksgiving at my home is a time for my family to consciously recognize all the great things going on in our lives. Too often, people find themselves caught up spending way too much time and energy focusing on the misfortunes and things we think we ought to have.
Sometimes I forget that my kids are always on alert --watching and learning. Has this ever happened to you? You and your spouse or friend are in your kitchen after having a bad day, and you start to complain about a certain situation and you glance over and noticed your little kiddo has been listening. When this happens to me, I find myself analyzing the situation in my head and putting perspective around the situation so I can explain it in simple terms to them. And then I realize it really is about perspective -- someone always has it worse and often times, the stuff I was complaining about really wasn't even worth the energy!
So, how do we teach our kids to be thankful for all they have?